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Old 25th Apr 2011, 22:55   #120 (permalink)
JD-EE
 
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RR - I guess I'll kick in another comment (aside from being double qualified for QCWA). The aircraft pilots are pilots first and radio operators second. With SelCall I am not sure they listen to the radio enough to get "The Ear" that helps drag stuff out of noise.

On the other paw, ACARS is digital. It would have a pretty good chance of getting through mere static. And I note, everybody who seems to be wx aware of that particular evening and location suggests there was little or no lightning involved in the storm system. So "What QRN?"
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