radio fix


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radio fix

[′rād·ē·ō ‚fiks]
(communications)
Determination of the position of the source of radio signals by obtaining cross bearings on the transmitter with two or more radio direction finders in different locations, then computing the position by triangulation.
(navigation)
Determination of the position of a vessel or aircraft equipped with direction-finding equipment by ascertaining the direction of radio signals received from two or more transmitting stations of known location and then computing the position by triangulation.
Determination of position of an aircraft in flight by identification of a radio beacon or by locating the intersection of two radio beams.

radio fix

i. Locating a radio transmitter by bearings taken from two or more direction-finding stations, with the site of the transmitter at the point of the intersection. See fix.
ii. Locating an aircraft by determining the direction of radio signals coming to the aircraft from two or more sending stations whose locations are known.
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For each radio fix, the distance to that individual's putative nest was calculated.
Based upon observations of our study animals, we added an additional measure that recorded whether an individual moved between radio fixes. Thus, the following measures used to characterize activity in our study population:
For each animal, sex, home-range size, maximum distance moved between fixes, and number radio fixes and interscan intervals monitored are provided.
We headed toward home base, via radio fix. Our path took us towards the Alps.
messages over the radio, and also kept a radio fix on base.
Still following the radio fix, we entered air space over Venice, which was still occupied by the Germans.
Still flying towards the radio fix to base, we were now over the Adriatic Sea.
The distance between presumed bedding sites (in midday with no radio movement detected for consecutive radio locations) and feeding sites (located at dusk or post-sunset) was greater in winter on the Piatt area (12 deer, sexes combined, [bar.x] = 457 m [+ or -] 58 SE; N = 47 radio fixes) than in summer (26 deer, [bar.x] = 269 m [+ or -] 14 SE; N = 357 radio fixes).
Meanwhile, the MOCA is "the lowest published altitude in effect between radio fixes on VOR airways, off-airway routes, or route segments which meets obstacle clearance requirements for the entire route segment and which assures acceptable navigational signal coverage only within 25 statute (2 2 nautical) miles of a VOR."
I TOOK my car to my local garage to get the radio fixed - only one speaker seemed to work.