[jhb_airlines] Re: Wednesday

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 11:00:05 +0100

Gotcha. So the pilot text is a general frequency broadcast for all to see
unless he uses the .msg EGSS_APP prefix to his text. 
 
As most Controllers tend to click on the callsign to open a chat box the
replies would have been private. 
 
Ta for that - I might make more use of it in future.
 
bones
 
 
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[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex - Reheat.org
Sent: 27 October 2006 10:50
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Wednesday



Hi Bones, 

The chat facility works in a similar way to a radio frequency. When a pilot
is handed over to an ATC station, or double clicks on one in the list his
chat box also switches to that frequency. For example if I was on EGSS,
frequency 123.80, and a pilot clicks my callsign then types a chat message
without specifying a recipient the message can be read by all pilots and ATC
using the frequency 123.80. 

The other night when I was approaching EGLL with John on ATC he was talking
to someone via text, I could see all the pilots responses, I could not see
John's as I assume he was prefixing the message with the pilots callsign,
thus it would only be seen by them. 

I think that is in the manual but probably explained in a roundabout manner,
it took some experimenting on FPI to find the above out! 

Alex

Bones wrote: 

In that case I wonder how a pilot message gets distributed.
 
In the ATC software you have to create a chat channel by double clicking the
pilot or controller you want to text. This brings up a sort of chat box and
any text here will go to the person concerned and nobody else. If a pilot
types in a message in the text slot without specifying a recipient does this
then go to every ATC position or just the one currently selected? Do other
pilots see it?
 
I know if a pilot wishes to talk to another pilot the format is (guessing
here):
 
.msg JHB123 message text
 
and that message will only be read by JHB123. It makes me wonder what
happens if ATC send a text without specifying a recipient.
 
We must try this out - unless someone already has the answers. In the
meantime I'll see if RTFM will give any clues.
 
bones

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From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of FrankTurley@xxxxxxx
Sent: 27 October 2006 08:01
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Wednesday




In a message dated 26/10/2006 22:27:52 GMT Daylight Time, gwinsk@xxxxxxx
writes:


There is. I was using it whilst trying to solve my comms problems. Just 
put the cursor in the slot on the pilot's popup window, type and press 
enter. It must work 'cos I got answers on screen, complete with warning 
(and frightening) beeps.

Gerry Winskill




Thanks Gerry I'll try that too.

 

Frank T.


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