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radio beacon

n.
A fixed radio transmitter that broadcasts distinctive signals as a navigational aid.
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radio beacon

n
(Telecommunications) a fixed radio transmitting station that broadcasts a characteristic signal by means of which a vessel or aircraft can determine its bearing or position. Sometimes shortened to: beacon
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ra′dio bea`con


n.
a transmitter that sends out a distinctive signal as a navigational aid for ships and aircraft.
[1915–20]
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radio beacon

A radio transmitter which emits a distinctive or characteristic signal used for the determination of bearings, courses, or location.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radio beacon - a characteristic signal emitted by a transmitter used for navigationradio beacon - a characteristic signal emitted by a transmitter used for navigation
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
2.radio beacon - a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposesradio beacon - a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
radio station - station for the production and transmission of AM or FM radio broadcasts
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Translations
radiomajakka
radiolatarnia

radio beacon

nradiofaro
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The range of the 5-watt handhelds, of course, limits effectiveness; in a high-seas abandon-ship scenario nothing beats an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, or EPIRB, whose signal is detectable by satellites.
The yacht owner and his wife, from Devon, had dumped their 18-year-old emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) in a skip at Ardfern Yacht Centre in Argyll where their boat is moored.
Having already faced a 45ft freak wave, the crew's the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon was triggered by heavy seas which hit the craft while she was on sea anchor.
And just in case there really is big trouble, Spirit carries an emergency personal indicator radio beacon. Once activated, a unique signal identifying the boat and its location to within one square mile, is transmitted to passing ships and aircraft.
The stranded mariners triggered their emergency position-indicating radio beacon and the signal was picked up via satellite by staff at a rescue centre in the Azores.
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