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A directional locator was a communications technology used aboard Constitution-class vessels for the purpose of identifying both the source and reception point of a transmission.

In 2267, while transporting a group of diplomats to Babel, the USS Enterprise detected a covert transmission. Using the directional locator, Lieutenant Uhura was able to determine that the signal was coming from a mysterious vessel shadowing them, and being received by a spy on board the Enterprise. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")