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Are These Real Pilots?  
User currently offlineDannyvit From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Hi,

I just downloaded a peice of software called Softscanner, it claims to be a Scanner only you dont need the hardware. It also has ACARS/NAVEX decoder built in.

I have listened to many pilots and towers and police, fire and 911 channels, even the shuttle. My question is: is this real or phony, as I have no radio hardware attached to my PC.

I am sorry if I sound a bit dense, but I am new to this kind of thing.

Regards,

Danny

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User currently offlineAirhead711 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1908 times:


You've been listening to the space shuttle?  Confused


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Most likely it's either phony or it's giving you a series of pre-recorded conversations.
If it's phony it'll also be prerecorded conversations of course  Smile

To make it seem real they can easily make it so (seemingly) random phrases are parsed together.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

And often times the real word military conversations will be using AFTTP 3-1 code words or other coded responses so most people would not 'get' the military and DoD conversations. There are allot folks with websites showing transcripts or recordings (like from 9-11) with completely bogus interpretation.

There are some websites via airports and such where you can listen to the tower or ARTCC, (United has it on some of their planes). But I have never seen a website with all the stuff you listed.

If it does prove to work post the link or some more info, that would be interesting to check out! Let us know if you get further words.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate


User currently offlineAirhead711 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1805 times:

I checked it out and it's actually pretty cool.The acars part of it is cool too.It does not however give the reg number of the aircraft.If it did then I would probably pay the $40 to buy it.There are a few preset ATC centers that you can listen to.As well as some police and fire settings from a few cities.

Scott


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