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  1. radar beacon, raconnoun

    a device that, on receiving radar signals, transmits coded signals in response to help navigators determine their position


  1. raconnoun

    a beacon that, on detecting a radar signal, transmits a coded navigation signal


  1. racon

    Radar beacon (short: racon) is – according to article 1.103 of the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) ITU Radio Regulations (RR) – defined as "A transmitter-receiver associated with a fixed navigational mark which, when triggered by a radar, automatically returns a distinctive signal which can appear on the display of the triggering radar, providing range, bearing and identification information." Each station (transmitter-receiver, transceiver or transponder) shall be classified by the service in which it operates permanently or temporarily.


  1. Racon

    A racon is a radar transponder commonly used to mark maritime navigational hazards. The word is a portmanteau of RAdar and beaCON. When a racon receives a radar pulse, it responds with a signal on the same frequency which puts an image on the radar display. This takes the form of a short line of dots and dashes forming a Morse character radiating away from the location of the beacon on the normal plan position indicator radar display. The length of the line usually corresponds to the equivalent of a few nautical miles on the display. Within the United States, the United States Coast Guard operates about 80 racons, and other organisations also operate them, for example the owners of oil platforms. Their use for purposes other than aids to navigation is prohibited, and they are used to mark: ⁕lighthouses and navigation buoys ⁕by far the majority are on buoys rather than lighthouses. For example, at Boston Harbor, only the Boston Lighted Whistle Buoy B and the North Channel Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy NC have racons ⁕navigable spans under bridges such as ⁕Arthur Ravenel Bridge ⁕Golden Gate Bridge ⁕San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge

Anagrams for racon »

  1. acorn

  2. caron

  3. Coran

  4. narco

  5. acron

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of racon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of racon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • raconArabic
  • радиолокационный маяк-ответчикRussian

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