|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):|
Why no real selective calling on the type....
|Quoting Fabo (Reply 5):|
Is there even a need? Best use for SELCAL is when you get only one message in a longer amount of time, typically NATOPS and PACOPS and so, meanwhile CRJ usually fly in rather busy airspaces. Is there even an option for using SELCAL for ex. on eastern coast of the US and eastern Canada?
|Quoting XFSUgimpLB41X (Reply 9):|
I can't imagine how many radio calls are missed every day due to that ridiculously loud aural message.
|Quoting longhauler (Reply 8):|
Canadian Airlines used to have SELCAL on their B737-200/300s, using VHF frequencies. This was a way for Flight Dispatch to maintain flight watch before the days of ACARS. It continued right until the retirement of the type, as it was considered ACARS installation too expensive considering how long the aircraft were remaining.
|Quoting Fabo (Reply 10):|
Interesting tidbit, thanks longhauler! So do I understand it right, that you would have a radio with SELCAL tuned to company frequency, and when you got a chime, you called home and asked what they wanted?
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