radio fix


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radio fix

The location of a ship or aircraft by determining the direction of radio signals coming to the ship or aircraft from two or more sending stations, the locations of which are known.
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Using this grid, we recorded the location of each radio fix to the nearest meter.
Plushnick managed to get a radio fix from our base.
Radio fixes were validated using an unpublished program for the APPLE II (L.
Homer covers the Itasca, the Coast Guard cutter tasked to provide radio fixes for Earhart to find the island; a history of Howland and its importance; the aviators and their support personnel; the Lockheed 10 Electra; and an account of the six week journey around the world.
The MEA is defined in the P/CG as the "lowest published altitude between radio fixes which assures acceptable navigational signal coverage and meets obstacle clearance requirements between those fixes." In fact, since a Victor airway's MEA is determined, in part, on VOR reception (remember it?) as well as obstacles within four miles of its center, a lower altitude may be available.
He makes errors that would make a NavCad blush with shame, he forgets to check NOTAMS on his destination or enroute radio fixes, collides with his wingman, stretches his fuel too far, pushes his skill in weather and just plain takes too many darn fool chances!
Growing numbers of people are now getting their radio fixes via the internet, digital television or their mobile phones rather than through traditional radio sets.
A problem with these methods for evaluating habitat selection from animal space-use observations (e.g., radio fixes) is that it is implicitly assumed that use of a habitat is directly proportional to the availability of that habitat.