radio range beacon

noun
: a radio beacon that transmits in such a way as to mark out a fixed straight line (as for directing the course of airplanes to or from a landing field)

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a radio transmitter that utilizes two or more directional antennas and transmits signals differing with direction, permitting a flier receiving a signal to determine his or her approximate bearing from the transmitter without a radio compass.
[1925-30]

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radio range beacon,
= radio beacon. (Cf.radio beacon)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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