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Old 29th Aug 2010, 07:02
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Join Date: Feb 1998
Location: Formerly of Nam
Posts: 1,595
You do NOT squawk 7700 if you are turning to avoid wx and require ATC attention. That is the most ridiculous piece of advice I have read on this forum.
I agree. 7700 is saying "I am in deep sh!t!" (and usualy
acompanyed by a mayday call). Your not in deep sh!t by
avoiding weather cleared or uncleared. Sqawking ident is
the best way to draw ATC to your blip if theres too much
bloodey racket on the radio.

Just as 121.5 has degraded to a chatter freq (esp in SE
Asia) 7700 will be degraded to nusance value if the wolf
is cryed too often.

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