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radio beacon

noun
1.
a radio station that sends a characteristic signal so as to enable ships or airplanes to determine their position or bearing by means of a radio compass.
Origin of radio beacon
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • All the while the radio beacon signal was buzzing loudly in his ears.

    The Flying Reporter Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
  • It was, in effect, a radio beacon on which enemy missiles could home.

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  • He continued to climb, to watch his instruments, to listen to the radio beacon.

    The Flying Reporter Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
  • Remember to fly high and follow your radio beacon carefully.

    The Flying Reporter Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
  • For some time Jimmy rode with only the roar of his own engine and the buzzing of the radio beacon reaching his ears.

    The Flying Reporter Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
  • The strong steady draft guided them like a radio beacon, leading them to their only faint hope of escape and life.

  • On he flew, following the radio beacon intently, watching his time, calculating his position.

    The Flying Reporter Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
  • But he thought of the invaluable help this radio beacon must be to the mail pilots in the fog.

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  • He flew on, listening carefully to the buzz of the radio beacon, and intent upon his task.

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British Dictionary definitions for radio beacon

radio beacon

noun
1.
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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