Definition of Radio beacon

1. Noun. A characteristic signal emitted by a transmitter used for navigation.

Generic synonyms: Sign, Signal, Signaling

2. Noun. A radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes.
Exact synonyms: Beacon
Generic synonyms: Radio Station

Definition of Radio beacon

1. Noun. (communication) A beacon that emits radio wave signal to guide ships and/or aircraft. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Radio Beacon

radio aerial
radio alarm
radio alarm clock
radio announcer
radio antenna
radio astronomer
radio astronomers
radio astronomy
radio beacon (current term)
radio beacons
radio beam
radio brightness
radio broadcast
radio burst
radio clock
radio clocks
radio collar

Literary usage of Radio beacon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of Radio: A Complete, Simple Explanation of Radio Reception and by Charles William Taussig (1922)
"With the direction finder on shipboard, the navigator may keep in almost constant touch with the radio beacon, rechecking the bearings as often as desired, ..."

2. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"See also split cameras. fan marker beacon—(DOD, NATO) A type of radio beacon, the emissions of which radiate in a vertical, fan-shaped pattern. ..."

3. Large Scale Coastal Behavior (1993) edited by J. H. List (1995)
"171.13 Owners of VOR, nondirectional radio beacon, and instrument landing system facilities. To keep for each facility the following records ..."

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