Adcock Range

Technology / Aviation / Adcock Range: National low-frequency radio navigation system (c.1930-c.1950) replaced by an omnirange (VOR) system. It consisted of four segmented quadrants broadcasting Morse Code 'A' (dot-dash) and 'N' (dash-dot) signals in opposing quadrants so that pilots could orient their position relative to a 'beam' broadcasting a steady tone, and a Morse Code station identifier. Using a 'build-and-fade' technique, a pilot could (ideally) pinpoint his location by the strength or weakness of a signal. Read about it here.

Other Words for Range

Range Noun Synonyms: kitchen range, (cooking-) stove, cooker, trade mark Aga, cook-stove
Range Adjective Synonyms: scope, sweep, reach, limit, extent, span, area, radius, distance, compass, latitude, stretch, sphere, orbit
Range Verb Synonyms: cover, traverse, roam, rove, travel over or across, go or pass over, drift, migrate, wander, move, extend
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Range Finders (Alley Sights)

Entertainment / Bowling / Range Finders (Alley Sights): 5 targets, each 1X7 inch, 6½ inches apart; forming a 2 foot long arrowhead centered 20 feet beyond the foul-line installed in many candlepin centers. MORE

Range Finders

Entertainment / Bowling / Range Finders: Markers in the lane that help the bowler determine the target line. There are two sets of such markers: ten dots located seven feet past the foul line and seven arrows arranged in a triangle beginning MORE

Range Control

Technology / Radar / Range Control: Selects the scale used by the display and sets the distance between the range rings to correspond with the range selected. The prf and pulse length are adjusted automatically as the range setting is c MORE

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