directional beacon

directional beacon

[də′rek·shən·əl ′bē·kən]
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

directional beacon

directional beacon
Polar diagram of a VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range).
A transmitter that emits coded signals automatically to enable aircraft to determine their bearing from a beacon with a communications receiver.
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