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121.5 the new football hotline?

Old 18th Jun 2018, 20:28
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121.5 the new football hotline?

What is up with everyone constantly asking for the football results in 121.5? are we not planning to have any emergencies during the world cup? if you must why not use 123.45?
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 20:40
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It would be buzzing after the match between England and Tunisia tonight.
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 20:49
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Originally Posted by Elephant and Castle View Post
What is up with everyone constantly asking for the football results in 121.5? are we not planning to have any emergencies during the world cup? if you must why not use 123.45?

build abridge. People are really far too precious of 121.5
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 21:12
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build abridge. People are really far too precious of 121.5
What a totally ridiculous statement! 121.5 is for emergencies and should never be abused in this way. 123.45 is the "chat" frequency.
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 21:19
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Diligent pilots monitor 121.5 to guard against the significant hazards that ‘PLOC’ entails in the modern world. Forgive me being blunt: We don’t want to be put off by chatting about bolleaux, whether private pilots practicing their PAN rubbish or ‘professionals’ talking ‘the beautiful game’.
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 21:58
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Well, it's a step up from the usual animal noises though.
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 22:10
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
It would be buzzing after the match between England and Tunisia tonight.
Surprisingly just now on the way up to Scotland heard a couple guys call up about 10 minutes after full time asking for the score but during our whole flight the frequency was pretty dead.
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 05:34
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Well asking about proper football makes a change from being on the Atlantic and baseball/basketball and the NFL...

But have to agree with Father DB, it’s not just sports results that are the problem..
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Back in the 90s we would often get requests from incoming flights for sporting events via datalink. At the time DLK was quite new and there was some concern about the costs but this was countered by the fact that the pilots would announce the results on board.. giving a personal touch to the flight.

Dont they do this anymore?

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Old 19th Jun 2018, 06:31
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Anilv,

Nowadays, if you miss one line of the PA company guideline you get reported by the fa sitting at the tail. You get a warning letter, he/she gets a promotion.
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 08:00
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One of my fondest flying memories as a teenager, was flying LHR to SFO with BA the day of the "Botham" test. As the match unfolded to its amazing climax we were regularily updated with match reports from the flight deck, much to the bemusement of the American clientele.
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 08:00
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Originally Posted by Anilv View Post
Back in the 90s we would often get requests from incoming flights for sporting events via datalink. At the time DLK was quite new and there was some concern about the costs but this was countered by the fact that the pilots would announce the results on board.. giving a personal touch to the flight.

Dont they do this anymore?

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At my airline they have been sending us the scores via ACARS
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 08:06
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You guys need to get a life. The soccer World Cup is a special, temporary event and lots of people are interested in it. If you have an emergency and announce it, everybody will shut up and you'll be safe. Usually it's the Brits complaining about the misuse of 121.5, but then it is ONLY the British pilots using 121.5 for their "PRACTICE PAN, PRACTICE PAN, PRACTICE PAN"-nonsense. Don't forget to put on your hiviz...
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 09:17
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You guys need to get a life.
And you seriously need to grow up fast!
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 18:30
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Originally Posted by EatMyShorts! View Post
You guys need to get a life. The soccer World Cup is a special, temporary event and lots of people are interested in it. If you have an emergency and announce it, everybody will shut up and you'll be safe. Usually it's the Brits complaining about the misuse of 121.5, but then it is ONLY the British pilots using 121.5 for their "PRACTICE PAN, PRACTICE PAN, PRACTICE PAN"-nonsense. Don't forget to put on your hiviz...
Having been a controller in 'distress and diversion' where we often had extremely weak signals such as from emergency beacons from an aircraft floating in the Atlantic being reported to us - while some burbled away blocking out the weak signal that they could not hear; I can assure you that everybody does NOT shut up. The frequency is there for emergency use PERIOD. There are other common frequencies where animal impressions may be welcomed by the 'professional pilots' without hazarding emergencies you cannot hear.
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 18:40
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Originally Posted by Ian W View Post
Having been a controller in 'distress and diversion' where we often had extremely weak signals such as from emergency beacons from an aircraft floating in the Atlantic being reported to us - while some burbled away blocking out the weak signal that they could not hear; I can assure you that everybody does NOT shut up. The frequency is there for emergency use PERIOD. There are other common frequencies where animal impressions may be welcomed by the 'professional pilots' without hazarding emergencies you cannot hear.
This is the most important comment on this thread. There is a simple rule in communications, the higher you are, the further your transmission goes. You udon't get much higher than an aircraft. So your local chit-chat is potentially blocking or degrading that frequency over a huge area.
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 18:51
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Only if you were dragged up on a council estate.
Well said.
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 19:16
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Dear God, why donít people just ask to the current ATC unit? Once I got a full resume of the Championís League final from a very nice ATCO.

No need to misuse 121.5, not for football result nor for Franco.
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 19:27
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In fairness, many fine pilots have been ‘dragged up’ on council estates. Many estimable military pilots of the WW2 era came from what would then have been the ‘working class’.

In my experience: It’s not where you started, but how you handled yourself as you grew older, that mattered.
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 22:22
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People need to grow up IMO.

some of the chatter about results is constant and most of the responses are wrong anyway. Itís distracting to anyone trying to monitor 121.5.

And those Francos- wtf? How can you be so bored? Take a damn book or something.
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