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- n. In radio communications, the link from a fixed location (e.g., a base station) to a mobile user. If the link includes a communications relay satellite, the forward link will consist of both an uplink (base station to satellite) and a downlink (satellite to mobile user).
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From this moment, the tense reporting of enemy progress through the rear link of D Squadron would be overheard by everybody else on that frequency while, nearer the front, those who had a vital interest in picking up firsthand news switched to monitoring the forward link of D Squadron in order to read instantly the pace and direction of the enemy thrust as it pushed the Lynxes back.