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Old 21st Mar 2010, 13:29
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ComJam
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Wilmslow and North Yorks
Age: 49
Posts: 402
Flying for a military contractor we are regularly asked to provide "Practice Pans" for the benefit of London or Scottish Distress and Diversion cells on 243 and occasionally on 121.5.

Perhaps a controller from D&D might like to comment on how useful or otherwise these calls are.


As an aside, i was recently involved in a flight check of a DF station used in the UK's auto-triangulation system on both UHF and VHF "Guard" frequencies. This required us to make numerous calls on both frequencies to check the accuracy of the system...imagine our annoyance at the bleating Americans on 121.5 telling me that I was "transmitting on guard!" I was fully aware of that...that was my task for the day...which they would have known had they read the NOTAMs!
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