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Radiation Pressure. Pressure of radiant energy on a unit area. The pressure of sunlight on Earth is about 2 Ib. per square mile.

Radio 271 Raker

Radio. General name for methods of signalling or communicating through space by electro-magnetic waves.

Radio Aids. Term that includes all radio signals and emissions that can be used in navigational practice.

Radio Beacon. A radio station which sends out special signals for reception by a ship's radio direction finder, the bearing of the radio beacon being thus obtained.

Radio Compass. Directional radio receiver calibrated to indicate the direction in which a radio wave approaches.


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