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Who Uses Callsign 'Badly' Or Similar? (audio)  
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3963 posts, RR: 17
Posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8495 times:

Hello all,

Was listening to NYC Oceanic on 6.577 MHz last Saturday (24 Apr) and heard an American-crew flight call up for radio and selcal check at 1808z. Callsign sounded like 'Badly 44' but I can't find anything for that (nor similar) on the FAA callsign list. Selcal code doesn't give any clues either. It is possibly (but unlikely imho) military, but I think it's more likely to be a bizjet operator.

I've uploaded the audio to sendspace.com and it can be heard here (238kb) - http://www.sendspace.com/file/qmo8o0

Any ideas?

Thanks.

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26679 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8359 times:

According to this its a Air National Guard C-130 callsign.
http://members.chello.nl/~rt_postma/afcallsigns.html



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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12783 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8294 times:

Sounds like the kind of callsign that could be used in an Airplane movie, (a la "Roger, Roger") ...
"You've landed, Badly" ...
"Well I'd like to see you try, in a crosswind like this"!


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3963 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8079 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
posted s_lt(1272644188, 'l F j Y H:i:s');Fri Apr 30 2010 17:16:28 your local timeFri Apr 30 2010 09:16:28 UTC (51 minutes 32 secs ago) and read 269 times:

According to this its a Air National Guard C-130 callsign.
http://members.chello.nl/~rt_postma/....html

Thanks - yes I noticed that but it doesn't have that mil sound to it. It's not the frequency where mil aircraft call up for radio and selcal check either, and also I'm pretty sure the ANG C130s are not selcal-equipped. It *could* be that, but I'd still put money on it being a biz operator.



 


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3963 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8030 times:

Have received info that it's the callsign for USAF MC-12W 4th ERS unit, several of which have gone through Mildenhall recently, all using 'Badly xx' callsigns.   Is military after all then!

User currently offlinekelpKID From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6486 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7658 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 3):
I'd still put money on it being a biz operator.

Most bizjets (that I'm aware of) use their tail number as a callsign. The exceptions to that are certain US government aircraft and operators like NetJets...  

To use a callsign in international airspace requires an internationally recognized air carrier certificate of some sort (which most business flight departments lack) or being military...



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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7201 times:

What about the callsign "HAPPY"? I often hear it at Scott AFB (KBLV)...could it be either KC-135s or C-17s?


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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3096 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7042 times:

Quoting N243NW (Reply 6):
What about the callsign "HAPPY"? I often hear it at Scott AFB (KBLV)...could it be either KC-135s or C-17s?

KC-135 according to this,

http://www.henney.com/chm/callsign.htm



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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 7):
KC-135 according to this,

HAPPY KC-135R 126th ARW, IL ANG Scott AFB/Mid-America IL

Perfect! Thanks!



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User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1273 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

Definitely military. For example, Arizona Air National Guard (ANG) KC-135's are the "Copperheads", so they go by the callsign "Copper". Some C-5A's use the callsign "Big Boy" because....well, it's obvious. Pretty much any time you hear a ridiculous callsign in the US, it's military.

User currently offlinewjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

Um...for what it's worth, the first link above has no baDLy, only a baLDy. So I'd be curious to know where the info about baDLy came from...

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