radio range


Definition of radio range

: a radio facility for aircraft navigation

Examples of radio range in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vulnerability triggers a buffer overflow in the Linux kernel when a machine with a Realtek Wi-Fi chip is within radio range of a malicious device. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Unpatched Linux bug may open devices to serious attacks over Wi-Fi," 17 Oct. 2019 Attackers within radio range can then use commodity hardware to quickly crack the key. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data," 17 Aug. 2019 Unlike sophisticated drones that use satellites to allow pilots to remotely fly them, analysts believe Houthi drones are likely programmed to strike a specific latitude and longitude and cannot be controlled once out of radio range. Washington Post, "Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field," 17 Aug. 2019 Then there’s the requirement that the attacker be within radio range of the target. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Bluetooth bugs bite millions of Wi-Fi APs from Cisco, Meraki, and Aruba," 1 Nov. 2018 EPIRBs are designed to activate on contact with the water, communicating to the Coast Guard that a vessel is in trouble even when a boat is out of radio range. Outside Online, "In Search of the Vanished Destination," 17 Apr. 2018 And then, before more students could ask about space suits, dizziness, injuries, dreams, or how exactly one fixes a space station toilet, the International Space Station flew beyond radio range. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Orbiting astronaut talks life in space with San Bruno students via ham radio," 7 Mar. 2018 Because the operation would take place far from Israeli airspace, beyond Israel’s radar and radio range, the air force had to set up an airborne command post, in the form of a Boeing 707 fitted with radar and communications equipment. Ronen Bergman, New York Times, "How Arafat Eluded Israel’s Assassination Machine," 23 Jan. 2018

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Radio range.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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