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Call sign

In broadcasting and radio communications, a call sign (also known as a call name or call letters—and historically as a call signal—or abbreviated as a call) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. [1]

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Air Force One

Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign of a United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States.

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Air Force Two

Air Force Two is the air traffic control call sign held by any United States Air Force aircraft carrying the U.S. Vice President, but not the President.

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Air France

Air France (formally Société Air France, S.A.), stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France, (north of Paris).

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Air medical services

Air medical services is a comprehensive term covering the use of air transportation, airplane or helicopter, to move patients to and from healthcare facilities and accident scenes.

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Air National Guard

The Air National Guard (ANG), also known as the Air Guard, is a federal military reserve force as well as the militia force of each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Air taxi

An air taxi is a small commercial aircraft which makes short flights on demand.

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Air traffic control

Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace.

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Air traffic management

Air traffic management is an aviation term encompassing all systems that assist aircraft to depart from an aerodrome, transit airspace, and land at a destination aerodrome, including air traffic control (ATC), aeronautical meteorology, air navigation systems (aids to navigation), Air Space Management (ASM), Air Traffic Services (ATS), and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), or Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management (ATFCM).

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Airbus

Airbus SAS is a division of Airbus Group SE that manufactures civil aircraft.

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Airbus A300

The Airbus A300 is a short- to medium-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner that was developed and manufactured by Airbus.

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Airbus A330

The Airbus A330 is a medium to long range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner made by Airbus, a division of Airbus Group.

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Airbus A340

The Airbus A340 is a long-range, four-engine, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner developed and produced by Airbus.

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Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by the European aircraft company Airbus.

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Aircraft carrier

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.

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Aircraft registration

An aircraft registration is a unique alphanumeric string that identifies a civil aircraft, in similar fashion to a licence plate on an automobile.

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Airline

An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight.

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Airline codes

This is a list of airline codes.

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Alan Shepard

Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998), (RADM, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person and the first American to travel into space.

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Alexey Leonov

Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov (p; born 30 May 1934 in Listvyanka, West Siberian Krai, Soviet Union) is a retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut and Air Force Major General.

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Alpha (navigation)

Alpha (also called RSDN-20) is a Russian system for long range radio navigation.

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AM broadcasting

AM broadcasting is the process of radio broadcasting using amplitude modulation (AM).

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Amateur radio

Amateur radio (also called "ham" radio) describes the use of radio frequency spectra for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation and emergency communication.

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Amateur radio call signs

Amateur radio call signs are allocated to amateur radio operators around the world.

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American Samoa

American Samoa (aˈmɛɾika ˈsaːmʊa; also Amelika Sāmoa or Sāmoa Amelika) is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa.

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Apollo 10

Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, and the second (after Apollo 8) to orbit the Moon.

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Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC.

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Apollo 12

Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon (an H type mission).

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Apollo 13

Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon.

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Apollo 14

Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program, and the third to land on the Moon.

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Apollo 15

Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United States' Apollo program, the fourth to land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission.

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Apollo 16

Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, the fifth and penultimate to land on the Moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands.

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Apollo 17

Apollo 17 was the final mission of the United States' Apollo program, the enterprise that landed the first humans on the Moon.

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Apollo 7

Apollo 7 was a 1968 human spaceflight mission carried out by the United States of America.

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Apollo 8

Apollo 8, the second human spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth's Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth.

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Apollo 9

Apollo 9 was the third manned mission in the United States Apollo space program and the first flight of the Command/Service Module (CSM) with the Lunar Module (LM).

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Apollo Command/Service Module

The Command/Service Module (CSM) was one of two spacecraft, along with the Lunar Module, used for the United States Apollo program which landed astronauts on the Moon.

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Apollo Lunar Module

The Apollo Lunar Module (LM), originally designated the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM), was the lander portion of the Apollo spacecraft built for the US Apollo program by Grumman Aircraft to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the surface and back.

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Apollo program

The Apollo program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972.

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Area Control Center

In air traffic control, an Area Control Center (ACC), also known as a Center (or in some cases, en-route, as opposed to TRACON control), is a facility responsible for controlling aircraft en route in a particular volume of airspace (a Flight Information Region) at high altitudes between airport approaches and departures.

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Atlanta

Atlanta (locally) is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2013 population of 447,841.

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Australian Communications and Media Authority

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) is an Australian Government statutory authority within the Communications portfolio.

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Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast

Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS–B) is a cooperative surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked.

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Aviation

Aviation is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.

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Aviator call sign

An aviator call sign or callsign is a nickname given to a military pilot, flight officer, and even some enlisted aviators.

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BATCO

BATCO, short for Battle Code, is a hand-held, paper-based encryption system used at a low, front line (platoon, troop and section) level in the British Army.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge (French for "Red Stick", French: Bâton-Rouge) is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city.

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Boeing

The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites.

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Boeing 747

The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies.

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Boeing 757

The Boeing 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner that was designed and built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Boeing 767

The Boeing 767 is a mid- to large-size, long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Boeing 777

The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber.

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Boeing VC-25

The Boeing VC-25 is the designation of a United States Air Force passenger transportation aircraft, a military version of the Boeing 747 airliner.

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Boris Yegorov

Boris Borisovich Yegorov (Борис Борисович Егоров, Boris Borisovich Egorov; November 26, 1937, Moscow – September 12, 1994, Moscow) was a Soviet physician-cosmonaut who became the first physician to make a space flight.

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Brand management

In marketing, brand management is the analysis and planning on how that brand is perceived in the market.

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Bravo Two Zero

Bravo Two Zero was the call sign of an eight-man British Army SAS patrol, deployed into Iraq during the First Gulf War in January 1991.

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British Airways

British Airways, often shortened to BA, is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size.

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Broadcasting

Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video content to a dispersed audience via any electronic mass communications medium, but typically one using the electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves), in a one-to-many model.

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Callbook

A callbook is a directory of radio station call signs.

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French: Société Radio-Canada), officially branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, is a Canadian crown corporation that serves as the national public radio and television broadcaster.

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Cape Race

Cape Race is a point of land located at the southeastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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Cargo airline

Cargo airlines (or airfreight carriers, and derivatives of these names) are airlines dedicated to the transport of cargo by air.

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CFRB

CFRB, branded as Newstalk 1010, is an AM radio clear-channel station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, broadcasting a news/talk format on 1010 kHz, with a shortwave radio simulcast on CFRX on 6.07 MHz on the 49m band.

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Citizens band radio

Citizens Band radio (also known as CB radio) is, in many countries, a system of short-distance radio communications between individuals on a selection of 40 channels within the 27 MHz (11 m) band.

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Civil Air Patrol

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF).

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Civil aviation

Civil aviation is one of two major categories of flying, representing all non-military aviation, both private and commercial.

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Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom)

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the United Kingdom.

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Coast Guard One

Coast Guard One would be the air traffic control call sign of any United States Coast Guard aircraft carrying the President of the United States.

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Coast radio station

A coast (or coastal) radio station is an on-shore maritime radio station which may monitor radio distress frequencies and relays ship-to-ship and ship-to-land communications.

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Commander

Commander is a naval officer rank.

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Company (military unit)

A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–250 soldiers and usually commanded by a major.

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Company sergeant major

The company sergeant major (CSM) is the senior non-commissioned soldier of a company in the armies of many Commonwealth countries, responsible for administration, standards and discipline.

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Concorde

Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner.

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Cool jazz

Cool jazz is a style of modern jazz music that arose following the Second World War.

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Cornwall

Cornwall (or; Kernow) is a ceremonial county and unitary authority area of England within the United Kingdom.

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CQD

CQD, transmitted in Morse code as – · – · – – · – – · · is one of the first distress signals adopted for radio use.

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Cryptography

Cryptography or cryptology; from Greek κρυπτός kryptós, "hidden, secret"; and γράφειν graphein, "writing", or -λογία -logia, "study", respectively is the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties (called adversaries).

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DEFCON

The defense readiness condition (DEFCON) is an alert state used by the United States Armed Forces.

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Distress radiobeacon

Distress radio beacons, also known as emergency beacons, PLB (Personal Locator Beacon), ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) or EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon), are tracking transmitters which aid in the detection and location of boats, aircraft, and people in distress.

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Distress signal

A distress signal or distress call is an internationally recognized means for obtaining help.

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Dominion of Newfoundland

Newfoundland was a British dominion from 1907 to 1949.

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Electrical telegraph

An electrical telegraph is a telegraph that uses electrical signals, usually conveyed via dedicated telecommunication lines or radio.

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Encryption

In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can read it.

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Executive One

Executive One is the call sign designated for any United States civil aircraft when the President of the United States is on board.

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Fargo–Moorhead

Fargo–Moorhead is a common name given to the metropolitan area comprising Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota, and the surrounding communities.

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Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States.

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Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute (see and) to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

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Firewood

Firewood is any wooden material that is gathered and used for fuel.

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Flag of convenience

Flag of convenience is the business practice of registering a merchant ship in a sovereign state different from that of the ship's owners, and flying that state's civil ensign on the ship.

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Flight number

A flight number, when combined with the name of the airline and the date, identifies a particular flight.

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Flight plan

Flight plans are documents filed by a pilot or flight dispatcher with the local Civil Aviation Authority (e.g. FAA in the USA) prior to departure which indicate the plane's planned route or flight path.

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FM broadcasting

FM broadcasting is a VHF broadcasting technology, pioneered by Edwin Howard Armstrong, which uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio.

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Fort Collins, Colorado

The City of Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States.

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Francis H. Leggett

The Francis H. Leggett was an American-flagged steam-powered schooner built in 1903 by Newport News Shipbuilding as a timber-hauling ship serving Andrew Benoni Hammond's timber operations on the West Coast of the United States.

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Fuselage

The fuselage (from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an aircraft's main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo.

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Gemini 3

Gemini 3 was the first manned mission in NASA's Gemini program, the second American manned space program.

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Gemini 4

Gemini 4 (officially Gemini IV) With Gemini IV, NASA changed to Roman numerals for Gemini mission designations.

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General aviation

General aviation (GA) is all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire.

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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force (USAF).

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George W. Bush

George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

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Glider (sailplane)

A sailplane or glider is a type of glider aircraft used in the sport of gliding.

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Gordon Cooper

Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr. (March 6, 1927 – October 4, 2004), (Col, USAF), better known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States.

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Ground effect vehicle

A ground effect vehicle (GEV) is one that attains level flight near the surface of the Earth, making use of the aerodynamic interaction between the wings and the surface known as ground effect.

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Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (25 April 187420 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system.

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Gus Grissom

Virgil Ivan Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967), (Lt Col, USAF), better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts, test pilot, mechanical engineer, and a United States Air Force pilot.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, legally the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Headquarters

Headquarters (HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are coordinated.

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Heavy (aeronautics)

The term heavy is used, with exceptions noted below, during all radio transmissions between air traffic control and any aircraft which has been assigned a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) rating of or more.

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Houston

Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the American South, and the fourth most populous city in the United States.

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Hussein of Jordan

Hussein bin Talal (حسين بن طلال,; 14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death.

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Ice field

An ice field (also spelled icefield) is an area less than 50,000 km² (19,305 mile²) of ice often found in the colder climates and higher altitudes of the world where there is sufficient precipitation.

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Industry Canada

Industry Canada (Industrie Canada) is the department of the Government of Canada with a mandate of fostering a growing, competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy.

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International Civil Aviation Organization

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO, pronounced; Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale, OACI), is a specialized agency of the United Nations.

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ISM band

The industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio bands are radio bands (portions of the radio spectrum) reserved internationally for the use of radio frequency (RF) energy for industrial, scientific and medical purposes other than telecommunications.

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ITU prefix

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) allocates call sign prefixes for radio and television stations of all types.

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John Glenn

John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (born July 18, 1921), (Col, USMC, Ret.), is a former U.S. Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States senator.

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Joint Aviation Authorities

The Joint Aviation Authorities, or JAA, was an associated body of the ECAC representing the civil aviation regulatory authorities of a number of European States who had agreed to co-operate in developing and implementing common safety regulatory standards and procedures.

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Jordan

Jordan (الأردن), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية), is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.

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KDKA (AM)

KDKA (1020 kHz) is a radio station licensed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Kekaha, Hawaii

Kekaha (literally, "the place" in Hawaiian) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauaokinai County, Hawaiokinai, United States.

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KKHJ-LP

KKHJ-LP is the name of a low-power television station in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

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KLBB (AM)

KLBB (1220 AM) is a radio station licensed to Stillwater, Minnesota, USA, and serving the eastern suburban Twin Cities area.

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Konstantin Feoktistov

Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov (Константин Петрович Феоктистов; 7 February 1926 – 21 November 2009) was a Soviet cosmonaut and an eminent space engineer.

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KSL (radio)

KSL NewsRadio is a pair of radio stations located in Salt Lake City, Utah, which includes the original AM station KSL (1160 kHz at 50,000 watts) and the FM station KSL-FM (102.7 MHz, licensed to Midvale).

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KYW (AM)

KYW (1060 AM, "KYW Newsradio 1060") is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Life Flight

Memorial Hermann Life Flight is the only hospital-based air medical transport service in Houston, Texas.

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List of three-letter broadcast callsigns in the United States

This is a list of three-letter broadcast call signs in the United States. Most primary United States radio and television broadcasters have four-letter call signs, like WTMJ.

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Lockheed Corporation

The Lockheed Corporation (originally the Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company) was an American aerospace company.

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Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as the L-1011 (pronounced "L-ten-eleven") or TriStar, is a medium-to-long-range, wide-body trijet airliner.

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Lockheed S-3 Viking

The Lockheed S-3 Viking is a four-seat, twin-engine turbofan-powered jet aircraft that was used by the U.S. Navy to identify and track enemy submarines.

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Louisiana

Louisiana (or; État de Louisiane,; Louisiana Creole: Léta de la Lwizyàn) is a state located in the southern region of the United States.

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Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned Spacecraft Center, where human spaceflight training, research, and flight control are conducted.

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Marconi station

The Marconi Wireless Corporation operated Ship to Shore, Spark Gap, VLF, and Trans-Oceanic wireless telegraph stations.

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Mare Tranquillitatis

Mare Tranquillitatis (Latin for Sea of Tranquility or Sea of Tranquillity (see spelling differences)) is a lunar mare that sits within the Tranquillitatis basin on the Moon.

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Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown (née Tobin) (July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932) was an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist who became famous because of her survival of the 1912 sinking of the RMS ''Titanic'', after exhorting the crew of to return to look for survivors.

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Marine One

Marine One is the call sign of any United States Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of the United States.

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Marine VHF radio

Marine VHF radio refers to the radio frequency range between 156.0 and 162.025 MHz, inclusive.

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Maritime Mobile Service Identity

A Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) is a series of nine digits which are sent in digital form over a radio frequency channel in order to uniquely identify ship stations, ship earth stations, coast stations, coast earth stations, and group calls.

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Maximum takeoff weight

The maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) or maximum gross takeoff weight (MGTOW) or maximum takeoff mass (MTOM) of an aircraft is the maximum weight at which the pilot is allowed to attempt to take off, due to structural or other limits.

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Mayday

Mayday is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications.

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McDonnell Douglas

McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturing corporation and defense contractor formed by the merger of McDonnell Aircraft and the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1967.

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McDonnell Douglas DC-10

The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engine wide-body jet airliner manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.

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McDonnell Douglas MD-11

The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a three-engine medium- to long-range wide-body jet airliner, manufactured by McDonnell Douglas and, later, by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Mercury Seven

The Mercury Seven were the group of seven Mercury astronauts announced by NASA on April 9, 1959.

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Mercury-Atlas 6

Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) was the third human spaceflight for the U.S. and part of Project Mercury.

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Mercury-Atlas 7

Mercury-Atlas 7, launched May 24, 1962, was the fourth flight of Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States.

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Mercury-Atlas 8

Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8) was the fifth United States manned space mission, part of NASA's Mercury program.

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Mercury-Atlas 9

Mercury-Atlas 9 was the final manned space mission of the U.S. Mercury program, launched on May 15, 1963 from Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Mercury-Redstone 3

Mercury-Redstone 3, or Freedom 7 was the first United States human spaceflight, on May 5, 1961, piloted by astronaut Alan Shepard.

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Mercury-Redstone 4

Mercury-Redstone 4 was the second United States human spaceflight, on July 21, 1961.

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Morse code

Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment.

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NATO phonetic alphabet

The International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, commonly known as the NATO phonetic alphabet and also known as the ICAO phonetic or spelling alphabet and the ITU phonetic alphabet, is the most widely used spelling alphabet.

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Navy One

Navy One is the call sign of any United States Navy aircraft carrying the President of the United States.

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New Orleans metropolitan area

No description.

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Omega (navigation system)

OMEGA was the first truly global-range radio navigation system, operated by the United States in cooperation with six partner nations.

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Oregon

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

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Pan American World Airways

Pan American World Airways, known from its founding until 1950 as Pan American Airways and commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991.

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Pan-pan

Three calls of pan-pan are used in radiotelephone communications to signify that there is an urgency on board a boat, ship, aircraft, or other vehicle but that, for the time being at least, there is no immediate danger to anyone's life or to the vessel itself.

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Pavel Belyayev

Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev (Павел Иванович Беляев; 26 June 1925 – 10 January 1970), was a Soviet fighter pilot with extensive experience in piloting different types of aircraft.

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Platoon

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of more than two squads/sections.

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President of the United States

The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.

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Procedure word

Procedure words or prowords are words or phrases limited to radio telephone procedure used to facilitate communication by conveying information in a condensed standard form.

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Project Gemini

Project Gemini was NASA's second human spaceflight program.

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Project Mercury

Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States running from 1959 through 1963.

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Pseudonym

A pseudonym is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from his or her original or true name (orthonym).

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Radar

Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.

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Radio

Radio is the radiation (wireless transmission) of electromagnetic energy through space.

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Radio broadcasting

Radio broadcasting is a one-way wireless transmission over radio waves intended to reach a wide audience.

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Radio Canada International

Radio Canada International (RCI) is the international broadcasting service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails.

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RMS Carpathia

RMS Carpathia was a Cunard Line transatlantic passenger steamship built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson.

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RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, US.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s,Jim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992), ISBN 0-571-12939-0.

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Sackville, New Brunswick

Sackville is a Canadian town in Westmorland County, New Brunswick.

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Scott Carpenter

Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013), (Cmdr, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, astronaut, and aquanaut.

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Service set (802.11 network)

In computer networking, a service set is a set consisting of all the devices associated with a consumer or enterprise IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN).

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Shortwave radio

Shortwave radio is radio transmission using shortwave frequencies, generally 1.6–30 MHz, just above the medium wave AM broadcast band.

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Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King

The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King (company designation S-61) is an American twin-engined anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter designed and built by Sikorsky Aircraft.

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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft.

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Skylab

Skylab was a space station launched and operated by NASA and was the United States' first space station. Skylab orbited the Earth from 1973 to 1979, and included a workshop, a solar observatory, and other systems. It was launched unmanned by a modified Saturn V rocket, with a weight of. Three manned missions to the station, conducted between 1973 and 1974 using the Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) atop the smaller Saturn IB, each delivered a three-astronaut crew. On the last two manned missions, an additional Apollo / Saturn IB stood by ready to rescue the crew in orbit if it was needed. The station was damaged during launch when the micrometeoroid shield separated from the workshop and tore away, taking one of two main solar panel arrays with it and jamming the other one so that it could not deploy. This deprived Skylab of most of its electrical power, and also removed protection from intense solar heating, threatening to make it unusable. The first crew was able to save it in the first in-space major repair, by deploying a replacement heat shade and freeing the jammed solar panels. Skylab included the Apollo Telescope Mount, which was a multi-spectral solar observatory, Multiple Docking Adapter (with two docking ports), Airlock Module with EVA hatches, and the Orbital Workshop, the main habitable volume. Electrical power came from solar arrays, as well as fuel cells in the docked Apollo CSM. The rear of the station included a large waste tank, propellant tanks for maneuvering jets, and a heat radiator. Numerous scientific experiments were conducted aboard Skylab during its operational life, and crews were able to confirm the existence of coronal holes in the Sun. The Earth Resources Experiment Package (EREP) was used to view the Earth with sensors that recorded data in the visible, infrared, and microwave spectral regions. Thousands of photographs of Earth were taken, and records for human time spent in orbit were extended. Plans were made to refurbish and reuse Skylab, using the Space Shuttle to boost its orbit and repair it. However, development of the Shuttle was delayed, and Skylab reentered Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated in 1979, with debris striking portions of Western Australia. Post-Skylab NASA space laboratory projects included Spacelab, Shuttle-Mir, and Space Station ''Freedom'' (later merged into the International Space Station).

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Soviet spacecraft call signs

The spacecraft of the Soviet Union were not individually named, nor are those of Russia today.

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Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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Space Shuttle Atlantis

The Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV‑104) was a Space Shuttle orbiter belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the spaceflight and space exploration agency of the United States.

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Space Shuttle Challenger

Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was the second orbiter of NASA's space shuttle program to be put into service following ''Columbia''.

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Space Shuttle Columbia

Space Shuttle Columbia (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first space-rated Space Shuttle in NASA's orbiter fleet.

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Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of the orbiters from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the third of five built.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built.

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Space Shuttle Enterprise

The Space Shuttle Enterprise (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-101) was the first Space Shuttle.

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Speedbird

The Speedbird is the stylised emblem of a bird in flight designed in 1932 by Theyre Lee-Elliott as the corporate logo for Imperial Airways.

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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

St.

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Station identification

Station identification (ident, network ID or channel ID) is the practice of radio or television stations or networks identifying themselves on-air, typically by means of a call sign or brand name (sometimes known, particularly in the United States, as a "sounder" or "stinger", more generally as a station or network ID).

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Sunray

Sunray is a term used in radio voice procedure (the conventions used in radio conversation) in the British military and in the military of nations strongly influenced by the British.

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Tactical designator

Police units in the United States tend to use a tactical designator (or tactical callsign) consisting of a letter of the police radio alphabet followed by one or two numbers.

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Telegraphy

Telegraphy (from Greek: τῆλε tele, "at a distance" and γράφειν graphein, "to write") is the long-distance transmission of textual/symbolic (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message.

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Telephony

Telephony is the field of technology involving the development, application, and deployment of telecommunication services for the purpose of electronic transmission of voice, fax, or data, between distant parties.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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Title 47 CFR Part 15

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Part 15 (47 CFR 15) is an oft-quoted part of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations regarding unlicensed transmissions.

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Trademark

A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks.

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Traffic analysis

Traffic analysis is the process of intercepting and examining messages in order to deduce information from patterns in communication.

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Train station

A train station, railway station, railroad station, or depot (see below) is a railway facility where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight.

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Transponder

In telecommunication, a transponder is one of two types of devices.

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Twin Ports

The Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin are located at the western part of Lake Superior (the westernmost of North America's Great Lakes) and together are considered the largest freshwater port in the world.

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Ultralight aviation

Ultralight aviation (called microlight aviation in some countries) is the flying of lightweight, 1 or 2 seat fixed-wing aircraft.

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United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations.

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United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.

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United States Department of Energy

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.

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United States Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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United States Secretary of Transportation

The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation, a member of the President's Cabinet, and thirteenth in the Presidential Line of Succession.

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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), is the fifth in the United States Navy.

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USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)

USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) (formerly CVA-67) is the only ship of her class (a variant of the ''Kitty Hawk'' class of aircraft carrier) and the last conventionally powered carrier built for the United States Navy.

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Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (a; born 6 March 1937) is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963.

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Vladimir Komarov

Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov (p; 16 March 192724 April 1967) was a Soviet test pilot, aerospace engineer and cosmonaut in the first group of cosmonauts selected in 1960.

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Voice of America

The Voice of America (VOA) is the official external broadcast institution of the United States federal government.

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Voskhod 1

Voskhod 1 (Восход-1, Восход is Russian for Sunrise) was the seventh manned Soviet space flight.

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Voskhod 2

Voskhod 2 (Восход-2) was a Soviet manned space mission in March 1965.

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Voskhod programme

The Voskhod programme (Восхо́д,, Ascent or Dawn) was the second Soviet human spaceflight project.

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Vostok 1

Vostok 1 (Восто́к-1, East 1 or Orient 1) was the first spaceflight of the Vostok programme and the first human spaceflight in history.

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Vostok 6

Vostok 6 (Восток-6, Orient 6 or East 6) was the first human spaceflight mission to carry a woman, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, into space.

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Wake turbulence

Wake turbulence is turbulence that forms behind an aircraft as it passes through the air.

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Wally Schirra

Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr. (March 12, 1923 – May 3, 2007), (Capt, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, America's first effort to put humans in space.

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WFAA

WFAA, virtual channel and VHF digital channel 8, is an ABC-affiliated television station serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex that is licensed to Dallas, Texas, United States.

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WGN (AM)

WGN, 720 AM, is a radio station in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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White Star Line

The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company or White Star Line of Boston Packets, more commonly known as just White Star Line, was a prominent British shipping company.

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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi (or WiFi) is a local area wireless computer networking technology that allows electronic devices to network, mainly using the UHF and SHF ISM radio bands.

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Wireless network

A wireless network is any type of computer network that uses wireless data connections for connecting network nodes.

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Wireless telegraphy

Wireless telegraphy is the transmission of electric telegraphy signals without wires (wirelessly).

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WOAI (AM)

WOAI (1200 AM) is a San Antonio, Texas, news/talk formatted radio station operating with 50,000 Watts non-directional day and night from a transmitter site near Marion, Texas.

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WSB (AM)

WSB (750 AM) — branded News 95.5 and AM750, WSB — is a commercial radio station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia broadcasting a news/talk format.

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WWCR

WWCR is a shortwave radio station located in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States.

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WWV (radio station)

WWV is the call sign of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) HF ("shortwave") radio station near Fort Collins, Colorado.

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WWVB

WWVB is a NIST time signal radio station near Fort Collins, Colorado, co-located with WWV.

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WWVH

WWVH is the callsign of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology's shortwave radio time signal station in Kekaha, on the island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii.

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XEW-AM

XEW-AM is a radio station in Mexico City, Mexico, broadcasting on the AM frequency of 900 kHz; it is branded as W-Radio.

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Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (p; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Russian Soviet pilot and cosmonaut.

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