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Hi I recently started using vatsim and I do not know how the transponder is operated per say. What do I do when a controller asks me to squawk 5108 (for example), should I just leave it set as auto? And how do I squawk and ident or squawk mode c? Thanks in advance 

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First of all 5108 is not a valid squawk code but I digress. Do you even know where the transponder is located? If you don;t it wont help you much to go any further.

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4 hours ago, sizziano said:

First of all 5108 is not a valid squawk code but I digress. Do you even know where the transponder is located? If you don;t it wont help you much to go any further.

I do know where it is located, I just want someone to clarify what modes to set it when the controller asks me to squawk or squawk Charlie 

 

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Just set the transponder to AUTO and you should be set (this is mode S, which incoporates C). To squak IDENT, just momentarily push the IDENT button.

Jan

 

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When ATC tells you to set Squawk code to i.e. 6366. You just enter that Squawk.
Sometimes they tell you to set a Squawk code and ident. Then you enter assigned Squawk Code followed by pressing the ident button.

If ATC require you to set Squawk Mode Charlie on ground you set the transponder to "ON".

On "AUTO" (default) the transponder automaticly sets it to Squawk Mode Charlie on takeoff/when airborn and back to Standby when you have landed.

https://www.vatsim.net/pilot-resource-centre/general-lessons/transponder-and-squawk-codes

 

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First of all 5108 is not a valid squawk code but I digress. Do you even know where the transponder is located? If you don;t it wont help you much to go any further.

Why is 5108 not a valid Code? Is there a master list of codes that can be used?

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32 minutes ago, criley said:

Why is 5108 not a valid Code? Is there a master list of codes that can be used?

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It's a 4096 transponder so only 0-7 are valid. No 8 or 9.

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