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bawns First Officer

i always here the atc centre give me a squak number but i dont understand what it means can some one help me

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wscott52 Trainee

bawns wrote:

i always here the atc centre give me a squak number but i dont understand what it means can some one help me

They're assigning you a frequency for your transponder. It is set automatically after ATC assigns it to you.

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tomthetank Chief Captain

ATC will give you squawk number and ask you to confirm hight.It allows them to make sure they are watchining the right blip on the radar screen

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Mike Chute (moscue) Trainee

After ATC assigns you your squak number, if you press 1 the system automaically changes the code on your radio and then comes back with confirmation of radar contact
If you want a variation, DON'T acknowledge the original transmission BUT change the squak code yourself on your radio stack.
ATC will then come back and acknowledge radar contact----just like real life--almost

Mike 😎

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Brian B. (valcan222) Trainee

everything everyone else said is vary true but I just figured I would pitch it, the Transponder is a device in most aircraft which lets the tower see your aircraft on a radar screen they use this for collision avoidence and what not, when they tell you to squawk a number they can see when you do, your number (squak number) is, in real life airliners and genral aircraft alike if they squak a cerrtan code there number will Flash or become vary bright on the controllers screen incidation there is a problem so they give you priority I dont know if this is true in FS9 but it is in real life anyways lol. hope that helped

BB

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

Strange coincidence....it turns out a Virgin Atlantic A340 did just that yesterday Valcan 😉

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4607657.stm

😀 😀 😀 😀

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