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What's This In This A340 Cockpit Pic?  
User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

Above the VDU showing the tailcam image you can see the reg of the aircraft (G-VMEG), but to the right are more letters - what are they??

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User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter):
but to the right are more letters - what are they??

It's the SEL CAL identifier for that particular aircraft.

[Edited 2005-11-29 11:42:51]

User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2748 times:
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It's the SELCAL code

The SELCAL system consists of a ground-based SELCAL encoder and a VHF or HF communication system and the airborne decoder. Each aircraft's "SELCAL decoder" is assigned a unique code. The airborne SELCAL decoder is connected to the aircraft's VHF and HF radios. When the aircraft is called, an aural alert is received and the active radio is identified on the cockpit annunciator panel, signaling the flight crew to monitor the company radio frequency.



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

Pilot's Initials?

Sorry thats a really lame suggestion!

EM - MP

Have no idea.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 2):
It's the SELCAL code

What's the difference between that and the transponder then?

(Thanks for answer btw!!!)


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Reply 4):
What's the difference between that and the transponder then?

The SELCAL is used for communications. The transponder is used to identify the aircraft on radar, and provide some information (depending on the mode of the transponder). Whereas the an aircraft will have a distinct SELCAL code, the transponder is a device where you select the code (usually on instruction from ATS, but there are some specific reserved codes, such as for emergencies, and flights outside controlled airspace). The transponder code is made up of 4 digits, each 0-7 (giving a total of 4096 distinct codes).

V/F



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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
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Quoting Drinkstrolley (Reply 4):
What's the difference between that and the transponder then?

Yes as VirginFlyer said, it's for communications only. For use with the radio frequencies, whereas the transponder is a signal sent so the radar can identify the plane on a radar screen.



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