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skip distance

noun, Radio.
the minimum distance along the earth's surface between the position of a short-wave transmitter and the region where its signal is received after one reflection from the ionosphere.
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1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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skip distance

the shortest distance between a transmitter and a receiver that will permit reception of radio waves of a specified frequency by one reflection from the ionosphere
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