DF (direction finder) fix

A fix obtained by using one or more direction finders.

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  • Direction finding — (DF) refers to the establishment of the direction from which a received signal was transmitted. This can refer to radio or other forms of wireless communication. By combining the direction information from two or more suitably spaced receivers… …   Wikipedia

  • navigation — navigational, adj. /nav i gay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of navigating. 2. the art or science of plotting, ascertaining, or directing the course of a ship, aircraft, or guided missile. [1520 30; < L navigation (s. of navigatio) a voyage.… …   Universalium

  • Navigation — This article is about determination of position and direction on or above the surface of the earth. For other uses, see Navigation (disambiguation). Table of geography, hydrography, and navigation, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. Navigation is the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Radio navigation — or radionavigation is the application of radio frequencies to determining a position on the Earth. Like radiolocation, it is a type of radiodetermination.RDF / ADF / NDBThe first system of radio navigation was the Radio Direction Finder, or RDF.… …   Wikipedia

  • Abkürzungen/Luftfahrt/B–D — Dies ist der zweite Teil der Liste Abkürzungen/Luftfahrt. Liste der Abkürzungen Teil 1 A A Teil 2 B–D B (BA, BB, BC, BD, BE, BF, BG, BH, BI, BJ, BK, BL …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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