direction finder meaning

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Noun: direction finder
  1. Radio; determines the direction of incoming radio waves

Derived forms: direction finders

Type of: receiver, receiving system

Encyclopedia: Direction finder

A receiver specially adapted to show the direction from which a signal is received, thus revealing the direction of the receiver with respect to the transmitting station, and vice versa. In its simplest form, it is a receiver with a loop antenna that is rotatable over a map or compass card. For increased accuracy, checks are made with signals from two transmitting stations; the exact location of the receiver is pinpointed by triangulation.


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