homing beacon


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homing beacon

[′hōm·iŋ ‚bē·kən]
(navigation)
A radio beacon, either airborne or on the ground, toward which an aircraft can fly if equipped with a radio compass or homing adapter. Also known as radio homing beacon.

homing beacon

A beacon providing homing guidance. Also called a homer.
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They all look like they are on a homing beacon,'' said Northridge resident Leonard Segal.
He never went anywhere without them; we often tried hiding them at the training ground but I'm sure he had a homing beacon installed because they kept on re-appearing.
Another button activates a GPS homing beacon on the can so Coke representatives can immediately deliver the prize to your location.
The units transmit on a high frequency and also have a built-in, low-power homing beacon that transmits on a lower one.