radio beacon


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Synonyms for radio beacon

a characteristic signal emitted by a transmitter used for navigation

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a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes

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We have been told they had a handheld radio and an emergency position-indicating radio beacon but there has been no signal from either of them.
Mr Holroyd activated an emergency radio beacon and there was a fight between them and Mr Sellers was tied to the mast.
And just in case there really is big trouble, Spirit carries an emergency personal indicator radio beacon.
An automatic radio beacon also alerted Securicor's HQ that one of their crew was in trouble after the van hit the hole with such force that its rear doors burst open.
Youngsters use triangulation and radio beacon readings to track locations and pinpoint species through a computerized dichotomous key.
Proposed experiments include a radio beacon orbiting the planet Mercury to detect changes in the gravitational constant, another space-based facility to detect gravitational radiation and a test to study Einstein's general theory of relativity to an accuracy of 1 part in 1 quintillion (10.
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For boaters, that device should be an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB.
The previous night's hunt was launched after the trawler's emergency indicating positioning radio beacon went off, alerting the Rescue Co-Ordination Centre at Kinloss.
After overpowering him and tying his arms behind his back, they set off the yacht's radio beacon SOS alarm, which was picked up by coast guards as far away as England.
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.
Questionable decisions by pilots, a possibly faulty radio beacon and strong crosswinds were among the factors contributing to the April 3 crash of an Air Force jet that killed Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 others, Defense Secretary William Perry said Thursday.
In addition, the role of the lander as a fixed radio beacon will allow a number of experiments in celestial mechanics, such as detailed measurements of the motions of Phobos relative to Mars.
The leading electronics manufacturer was honored for its new professional grade design Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) in the new Safety and Security Category.
Officials said the T-43A aircraft had made its approach to the airport off course, buffeted by a furious storm and guided by the antiquated radio beacon system used at the airport.