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Old 30th Jun 2018, 17:40
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Having used the 0-9 keypad on another airplane, I prefer the tuning knobs. Airbus may have a better design interface though.
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Old 30th Jun 2018, 19:22
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Originally Posted by Goldenrivett View Post

Not so. The previous frequency will still be displayed in the first pilotís 2nd window. Only the active frequency will change on both RNPs (1st window).
I did not express myself clearly. Letís say the active frequency is 123.8 on VHF1 and CM1 has communication. If CM2 takes communication and changes frequency on RMP2 instead of RMP1, then 123.8 is lost.
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Old 30th Jun 2018, 21:54
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If CM2 takes communication and changes frequency on RMP2 instead of RMP1, then 123.8 is lost.
123.8 would then be in the 2nd window of RMP2.
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 01:39
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So it would appear that the non-use of SEL mode is due to fear of losing the last frequency which comes from a lack of understanding of how the RMPs work? Is that the only reason?
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 04:58
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Originally Posted by Goldenrivett View Post
123.8 would then be in the 2nd window of RMP2.

My bad Goldenrivett. I take it back. You are 100% right. I got confused as I never use the SEL mode for VHF1 and was trying to picture the scenario in my head. xD
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 06:48
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Originally Posted by Its Maui View Post
So it would appear that the non-use of SEL mode is due to fear of losing the last frequency which comes from a lack of understanding of how the RMPs work? Is that the only reason?
Well not only. There is less chance of messing up and confusion if you dedicate only one RMP to one VHF. But I'm sure with proper training and understanding, the use of the SEL mode is a great tool. I'm just not using it for VHF1 as we are not supposed to by our SOP.
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 08:01
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In a previous company we were supposed to always switch back to the onsite VHF after using SEL mode on RMP 2 to set VHF 1. That did indeed create more confusion than not. Now i work in a company where the SOP is to have both RMPs on VHF 1 at all times and it is far less confusion. One just has to remember to switch back immediately after using VHF 2 or 3.
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 10:15
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Old 7th Jul 2018, 10:01
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The first part of the sentence is correct, making it more of VHF1 would be more accurate. RMP is basically a tuner and it's very purpose is to prevent hands crossing all over. I have not seen any other Asian carrier do it
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