Joined: Aug 06, 2008 Posts: 25 Location: Exmoor, SW England
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:03 pm Post subject: RT Question
Vol 7 of the Air Pilot’s Manual states:
“When transmitting a frequency all six digits must be pronounced. The only exception being where the fifth and sixth numbers are both zeros, in which case only the first four digits will be pronounced.”
The PPL Confuser states:
“If a VHF frequency is published to 3 decimal places, only 2 are ever transmitted. Therefore 125.875 would be transmitted as 125.87"
Which is correct, or more to the point, which is the correct version for the purposes of the PPL(H) RT exam?
Thanks. _________________ PPL(H) student flying from Dunkeswell; Schweizer 300C
1.4.4 All six figures shall be used when identifying frequencies irrespective of whether they are 25kHz or 8.33kHz spaced. Exceptionally, when the final two digits of the frequency are both zero, only the first four digits need be given.
The Air Pilot's Manual is correct for now. The confuser was correct a few years ago.
A relatively recent change to accomodate new "8.33kHz" spaced frequencies, and ensure they are clear for all.
(Mind you, I'm yet to see one. Presumably they'd be 118.150 118.158 118.167 118.175 ...!?)
correct, Coventry tower, 118.175 or is that 118.17 lol
Such stupid rules, everytime i hear someone when handed over from radar to the tower and they readback 118.17 i always pause because you automatically associate the lack of last digit being read back as an incorrect readback.
My god the RT is going to be so bad, i have bad habbits lol
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