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The morons on 121.5. Authorities please act!

Old 10th Jun 2016, 12:29
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Wonder how they got on?
Definitively…
Which airline did they come from?
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 13:30
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Everyone's favourite Irish low cost airline.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 10:56
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I can't deny the allegation because I wasn't there, but I've never heard any such comments or rumours of unprofessional comments on 121.5 in my time with that airline. I've absolutely no doubt that anyone admitting to such commentary in the crewroom would meet with immediate condemnation from their peers.

As those noises and comments are generally made in certain airspace, I've always assumed it was coming from the ground.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 11:56
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Originally Posted by Mikehotel152
I can't deny the allegation because I wasn't there, but I've never heard any such comments or rumours of unprofessional comments on 121.5 in my time with that airline.
Perhaps I should qualify my statement; the indivuals weren't admitting to actually making these transmissions (as you say, I'm sure they would be condemned for doing so) but certainly seemed to find the practice amusing, which I thought spoke a little of their general professional attitudes. Perhaps that's unfair, but I think it gave a poor impression, and if anyone from the selecting team had overheard, I expect they might feel the same!
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 13:01
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I was listening to a couple of pilots in their twenties from a certain low cost carrier joking about making noises, jokes etc on 121.5. I was thinking, come on guys, really? And if you do do that, is here the place to admit it?
That's what you said.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 16:32
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Do I detect just the slightest hint of sh*t stirring?
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 04:47
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Someone please post how to yell SHUT UP! in Mandarin, Korean, and Tagalog.
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 08:18
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Mandarin: Bě zui!
Korean: Dahk chuh!
Tagalog: Tahimik!

While I agree that messing about on 121.5 is not the most mature thing to do I don't think its as dramatic of a situation as the thread starter makes it. Ignore it, move on... Just like trolls on the internet, the golden rule is not to feed them! Shouting at people increases the traffic on guard even more and challenges others to respond with an even more agressive 'bahhh' or 'mooooo'.
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 07:50
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I had to use 121.5 recently in a SEP, it's amazing this thread clearly states an airline pilot may have deliberately put my life in danger.

What was truly amazing (to me) was that I had lost my transponder and they triangulated my position before I told them even roughly were I was. I presume that was done from my RT ?

There's a thread elsewhere about how little respect airline captains get these days. I wonder why ?
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 11:18
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It is called 'auto-triangulation' or 'multilateration'; the system shows the controller the position of any aircraft transmitting on the emergency frequencies using direction finding from multiple receiver sites. The system was developed for military aircraft in emergency which at that time often only had a few seconds to call Mayday before exiting the aircraft.
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Old 28th Jun 2016, 11:19
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ATCOs from Crimea call on 121.5 every single traffic flying over Black sea.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 23:23
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Just a thought, how about an international alternative frequency using SW USB or LSB for when 121.5 (VHF) is clogged up? Perhaps somewhere around 20.980 Mhz? Any idiots would need expensive Ham sets to interfere. I'm pretty sure Canadian Air Force used to use a frequency around there with call sign VXV9.
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 14:40
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Dog777....any idea how many airline, corporate jets, private aircraft have HF installed? Very few. And look around most control towers, no HF equipment.
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 14:19
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What about the morons who spend all day interjecting the word 'blocked' on busy ATC frequencies?

Very occasionally this helps the controller. 90% of the time it adds to the congestion.

Stop it guys, and let the controller do their job.
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 14:22
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Its not just to help the controller and it could be the aircraft that the call was intended for calling blocked, done it myself!
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 18:49
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What about the morons who spend all day interjecting the word 'blocked' on busy ATC frequencies?

Very occasionally this helps the controller. 90% of the time it adds to the congestion.
That's a matter of opinion!
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