radio beacon

noun

Definition of radio beacon

: a radio transmitting station that transmits special radio signals for use (as on a landing field) in determining the direction or position of those receiving them

Examples of radio beacon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carry an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB), personal locator beacon (PLB) or VHF radio. oregonlive, 29 May 2021 The Coast Guard received an emergency position-indicating radio beacon notification around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday about a vessel in distress. NBC News, 19 Apr. 2021 Aji said no radio beacon signal had been detected from the 26-year-old plane. Niniek Karmini, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Jan. 2021 The Coast Guard in Boston was notified by the boat's emergency position indicating radio beacon around 1 a.m., and calls to its satellite phone went unanswered. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 24 Nov. 2020 The Coast Guard received an emergency radio beacon from the Emmy Rose at 1 a.m. #USCG continues to search for four people off Provincetown, #MA. CBS News, 23 Nov. 2020 SZ DJI Technology, the world’s largest civilian drone manufacturer, has urged the government not to require a new radio beacon be installed on its devices, which could drive up the cost. Alan Levin, Fortune, 26 Dec. 2019 The captain did not tell the marine guard before the ferry set off, didn't send a distress message before the vessel broke apart, and didn't activate the radio beacon which would have alerted others to their position. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, 9 Oct. 2019 The plane also carried Rebecca, a device to detect Eureka radio beacons on the ground. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of radio beacon

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radio beacon was in 1919

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“Radio beacon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radio%20beacon. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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