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Transponder sqawk code menu/shortcut? (Read 206 times)
Nov 26th, 2018 at 6:39am

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What about short cut code menu.
A customisable "name" and connected code in a menu list.
Even an "emergency" button that instantly transmitts the asigned code.
 
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Reply #1 - Nov 30th, 2018 at 3:26pm

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Seems like a useless idea. ATC assigns you a squawk code so you use whatever they tell you. And not only will you probably never use an emergency code, but they should not be too easy to enter, to avoid accidental entry.
 
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Reply #2 - Nov 30th, 2018 at 4:55pm

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Not all that useless. I had to look up the code for no radio on the internet when my radio quit last year. How often does that happen? Well twice for me. My friends radio quit the other day on downwind but then I remembered the code. I added the emergency squawk codes to my checklists. Almost as convenient as a short cut but without the fear of accidentally entering it.
 

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Reply #3 - Dec 9th, 2018 at 2:43pm

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Plenty fly vfr and squark 1200 all day, everyday....( in my country anyway)

Accidental use is easy to overcome, like needing to push the actvation button 3 times to engage.

What would be worse, in a high stress, single pilot emergency, is to not remember the code ( mind blank) or actually put in an inncorrect code......
 
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Reply #4 - Dec 9th, 2018 at 4:31pm

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Downunder wrote on Dec 9th, 2018 at 2:43pm:
What would be worse, in a high stress, single pilot emergency, is to not remember the code ( mind blank) or actually put in an inncorrect code......


In that case, screw the squawk and fly the airplane. That's ALWAYS priority number 1. Key the radio, declare an emergency, and let them adjust to what you do. That's the way it's supposed to work.
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Reply #5 - Dec 10th, 2018 at 12:45pm

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Great idea!
 
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Reply #6 - Yesterday at 3:45pm

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airguy wrote on Dec 9th, 2018 at 4:31pm:
Downunder wrote on Dec 9th, 2018 at 2:43pm:
What would be worse, in a high stress, single pilot emergency, is to not remember the code ( mind blank) or actually put in an inncorrect code......
In that case, screw the squawk and fly the airplane. That's ALWAYS priority number 1. Key the radio, declare an emergency, and let them adjust to what you do. That's the way it's supposed to work.

BINGO!
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