Radio Summary

  1. *Squawk 7600 for radio failure
  2. *Squawk 7700 for emergency
  3. *Prefix suspected failure with “transmitting blind”
  4. *Make sure you know radio is line of sight
  5. *Make sure you know the frequency ranges of VHF 118.0-136.0 and HF radio
  6. *Know a few approximate ranges at 1000 feet, 3000 feet and 10000 feet
  7. *Area frequency above 3000 feet when not in CTAF
  8. *Multicom 126.7 below 3000 feet when not in CTAF
  9. *Must have radio above 5000 feet and listen continuously
  10. *Must have radio in REG and CERT aerodromes
  11. *MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY if imminent danger and need assistance – all others silent
  12. *PAN PAN PAN if urgent, no imminent danger or no assistance required
  13. Make notes if you hear MAYDAY or PAN calls especially callsign and location
  14. *Learn pronunciation of numbers
  15. *Learn all procedural words
  16. *Learn your phonetic alphabet
  17. *Know how to ask for flight following – See ERSA
  18. *Know how to cancel SARTIME – See ERSA