Distant site error

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Alternative term: Inter-site error

An error of bearing, other than source error, due to scattering or lateral deviation by irregularities in, or obstacles on, the earth's surface outside the site of the direction finder.

Note: In ground-wave transmission such an error may be called Ground-path error or

Heterogeneous ground-path error.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)


International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM