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Jeremy

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Squawk
« on: July 22, 2009, 03:19:03 PM »
What does squawk 7000 mean?
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Andy Frost

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Re: Squawk
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 03:31:16 PM »
Jeremy, squawk codes are country dependent. In the UK 7000 means "Conspicuity code". A full list of UK codes can be found at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/aip/current/enr/EG_ENR_1_6_en.pdf. See paragraph 2.2 "Mode A Conspicuity Code". Full list in paragraph 6.

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Re: Squawk
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 03:40:08 PM »
Hey.....

As i am reletivly new to radar box i was wondering if anyone knows where i might find a list of squawk codes for Ireland area??



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Re: Squawk
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009, 04:11:55 PM »
Jeremy, I think you will be very lucky if you can find a list of Irish squawk codes (though you might expect them to be similar to the UK's). I have searched long and hard for lists of squawk codes on the internet. The only ones I came across were for The Netherlands and Turkey. You really need a friend in Irish Air Traffic Control to tell you which codes they allocate to pilots in their air space.

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Re: Squawk
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009, 04:20:53 PM »
Thanks Andy, Jeremy.. I too have searched the internet far an wide for a list of codes!!... but with no luck. I do baleive that a lot of the codes are the same for both countries....Atlantic crossings, millitary etc.. 
Thanks anyway for your help.
Much appriciated.......
« Last Edit: July 22, 2009, 04:27:54 PM by THYman78 »

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Re: Squawk
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009, 04:47:55 PM »

Jeremy

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Re: Squawk
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009, 04:57:27 PM »
Yes thanks all. What I meant was what does 'conspicuity code' mean?
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Re: Squawk
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009, 05:06:01 PM »
It means 'hey, look at me'

con·spi·cu·i·ty (knsp-ky-t)n.

The quality of being conspicuous; obviousness.

Broadly speaking, used by aircraft not receiving a service from any ATC unit, or being provided by a service from an ATC unit without SSR.  Used when no specific code has been issued by ATC.

Military aircraft in the low-flying system use 7001 so you know that they are not working an ATC unit and they might climb rapidly if the weather becomes unsuitable at low-level.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2009, 05:08:59 PM by Allocator »