radio compass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n radio compass a direction finder that gives a bearing by determining the direction of incoming radio signals
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Usage

In literature:

By a single move of the hand, Coles Masters indicated the radio-compass he had been listening in on.
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
Cupping my hand over the radio-lighted dial of my compass, I studied it in connection with their bursts of fire.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Another development which is being used by the navigators flying the Atlantic is the radio compass.
"Opportunities in Aviation" by Arthur Sweetser
Of these the 750 wave is reserved for government stations such as radio compass stations, etc.
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
Directions are difficult at best on Venus, and his radio-compass proved faulty.
"Shock Treatment" by Stanley Mullen
The only similar device in the field so far is the radio compass, but it is clumsy and unreliable.
"The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty" by Gerald Breckenridge
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In news:

Several weeks ago, I used my radio address to talk about the compassion of Maine people and their great generosity.
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