radio compass


Definition of radio compass

: a direction finder used in navigation

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But radio compass bearings were relatively new navigational aids at the time and not trusted by veteran mariners. Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times, "From the Archives: 23 sailors killed when U.S. Navy destroyers run aground at Honda Point," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of radio compass

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radio compass was in 1912

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