omnirange :

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  • n  a navigational system consisting of a network of radio beacons that provide aircraft with information about exact position and bearing

  • Thus, omnirange signals cannot be picked up dependably beyond the "line of sight.
  • Most airports are only equipped with a navigation and approach system called VOR-DME (for very high frequency, omnirange, distance-measuring equipment), which guides a plane into .
  • Nicknamed ORDIR (omnirange digital radar), the new signal technique cannot be applied to existing radar systems.

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