radio silence


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radio silence

- A status in which all fixed or mobile radio stations in an area stop transmitting (sometimes limited to certain frequency bands) for the period of time during which this status exists.
See also related terms for maintained.

radio silence

A condition in which all or certain radio equipment capable of radiation is kept inoperative. (DOD only) (Note: In combined or United States Joint or intra-Service communications the frequency bands and/or types of equipment affected will be specified.)
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Collins, who piloted the module, broke the radio silence by contacting NASA to provide a report on the status of the mission.
The army in Gafsa, which manages to prevent terrorists from plunging the country in radio silence, or who knows how to take the antenna under control to plunge the country into chaos by Daesh programs.
One parent, who did not want to be named, said that they had tried to contact the owner of the business on multiple occasions but was getting "complete radio silence".
One point: the soldier standing beside General Orde Wingate in the photo on page 31 is not holding a "portable radar device." It's actually a light gun, a cylinder containing a lamp and color filters, mounted with two handles and a trigger, used to signal aircraft observing radio silence. Light guns are found today in every control tower, civil and military, where they stand ready in the event of aircraft radio failure.
Bradle describes an August 1943 air raid in which 178 US Army Air Force B-24 bombers took off from bases surrounding Benghazi, Libya; flew 1,150 miles to Ploesti, Romania; bombed five major oil refineries; and returned--all but 53 of them--to their bases, all under radio silence. The stated purpose was to destroy Germany's access to the oil to fuel tanks and airplanes, he says, but the unstated purpose was also to keep Russia in the war.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO - 30 July 2017: Iraq war veterans and Iraqi refugees unite to participate in "Radio Silence," a live radio project created by Iraqi-American artist, Michael Rakowitz.
The 39-year-old actor -- who has been married to his husband Simon Hall since 2011 -- has admitted he wrote his parents a letter explaining his sexuality and received "radio silence" from them for half a year before he finally got the courage to make a trip home to confront them.
GARY Hoffman is preparing a third bid for Coventry City despite a period of radio silence, the Telegraph understands.
After radio silence for weeks after the 11/8 election, the Dem guv candidate reaches out to supporters for "a casual 'Thank You' drink and get-together" to "buy you a drink and say thank you in person!"
When they're met with radio silence, these reps follow up, asking if prospects received their previous messages and emails.
The images end two days of speculation following the probe's unexpected radio silence 50 seconds before the planned landing.
Churchill has already won at listed, Group 3 and Group 2 level, beating Radio Silence in the Futurity last time, when he probably had more in hand than the two-length winning margin suggests.