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Affirm? Or Roger...

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I’m a fairly new pilot, and seem to be struggling with the use of “affirm” and “roger”. I understand the meaning of both, and the context in which they SHOULD be used, but I seem to continually default to saying affirm when I really should say roger. Has anyone else had this problem? 

 

I guess it will eventually work itself out, but I thought someone might have a way they went about drumming it into their head haha.

 

On my last flight I did it so many times it started to become comical! Here’s a short video of it

 

 

 

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Probably nothing. Decimal Day see mal. was the original correct way. VHF 122.1 is one twenty two, one or one two two one. with the 1/2 extra digit I think I would use the "Point" one five. (two digits). On HF you would go to six megs. or 3 megs which was short for a four digit frequency. in each instance .Nev

 

I always preferred the 'Day se Mal' instead of 'Point' as used in the USA Nev,. . .but this is Purely Subjective,. . .We use it in the UK because we do. . . . .and we don't get that many US pilots complaining, as far as I'm aware. I recently heard a Brazilian pilot using 'Point' . between frequency numbers, but this is quite rare, and the Brit controllers seemed to be OK with this and didn't become pedantic. ( Yes, I Know I'm a saddoe and listen in to commercial traffic into Birmingham. . the controllers aren't as amusing as the guys on Heathrow tower though, they're in a class of their own. . .

 

I recently heard an RPT using our airfield freq a few weeks back,. . obviously an error, so I informed them of the correct channel to be on and they thanked me for the info. . .what the heck they was doing on unicom 129.830 I have no idea, it's nothing like any of the Brum channels,. . but HEY, any chance to talk to an arliner eh ? Turned out to be a Cargo 'Dog' from Bulgaria. . . . my BEST 'Other' one was a call from an RPT just South of Iceland,. .( This was over 10 years ago ) not bad on VHF, from 650 NM range. . . ( Mind you, he WAS at FL310 ) Gave me a position report. . . I was so proud. . . .( ! ) He should have been on 119.825, but he got us instead. . . I'm still amazed that we were readable '4' on a five Watt transmitter at that range,. .. but radio wave propogation does strange things at times. . .as all you radio hams know. .

Edited by Phil Perry

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Just as an aside,. . .the Bulgarian pilot to whom I spoke, was a LAYDEE. . .the Eastern Europeans had lots of Lady pilots in their air forces during the cold war, and still do apparently,. . I just have to wonder if they are all trained and conversant with cleaning the cockpits and behind the Galley fridge too. . .?

 

( Grabs Helmet and runs for the hills. . .)

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On 27/02/2019 at 6:27 AM, pmccarthy said:

Roy Rogers.. but doesn’t everybody?

 

 

Yes, but Bond Rogers more....

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On 03/07/2019 at 8:11 AM, Phil Perry said:

Just as an aside,. . .the Bulgarian pilot to whom I spoke, was a LAYDEE. . .the Eastern Europeans had lots of Lady pilots in their air forces during the cold war, and still do apparently,. . I just have to wonder if they are all trained and conversant with cleaning the cockpits and behind the Galley fridge too. . .?

 

( Grabs Helmet and runs for the hills. . .)

Phil...BEHAVE!

 

Karen

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