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IFF code entry
Nov 11th, 2022 at 6:43am
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I found an IFF panel to left of pilots seat but not sure
how to use it to enter a conventional 4 digit IFF code
so that ATC will "buy it". Any tips will be appreciated.
Thank you,
Ken
  
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Re: IFF code entry
Reply #1 - Nov 12th, 2022 at 1:50am
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Select Mode 3/A, then enter the squawk code in the Mode-3/A section of the TCAS/IFF.
  

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Re: IFF code entry
Reply #2 - Nov 12th, 2022 at 3:02am
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Thank you for the fast reply.  This is one of the things
that I tried last night and the Radar Contact V4 did not
appear to accept it.  Pseudo ATC continued to bug me
to enter the code.  Is there a known issue of conflict
between B52 and RCV4 ATC software ?  Or perhaps
I neglected to set other switch(es) properly ?
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Ken
  
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Re: IFF code entry
Reply #3 - Nov 13th, 2022 at 1:21am
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My guess is that it's probably the way the B-52 coding is done and that Radar Contact doesn't understand or accept it.  Undecided
  

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Re: IFF code entry
Reply #4 - Nov 13th, 2022 at 1:27am
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Thanks again Markoz.
Certainly possible.  Rattzz  `Smiley  Perhaps I can find
a workaround for it.  Perhaps there's a way to add
the FSX default transponder or some thing
similar.  When (if) I figure it out, I'll follow up here
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Re: IFF code entry
Reply #5 - Nov 13th, 2022 at 9:19pm
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This is off the subject;  but can you tell me if it necessary
to both set the AP mode switch to TACAN  AND use the FSX keyboard command ( Ctl+Shf+n ) to
enable the BUFF to follow the FSX flight plan.  Or should
the plane follow the FSX flight plan by simply setting the
AP Mode Sw to "TACAN" ?   Does the Flight Director
switch on the Pilot's control panel also need to be set
to the FD position for the Buff to follow the FP.
  Simply setting the AP Mode Sw to "TACAN" hasn't
worked for me.
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Re: IFF code entry
Reply #6 - Nov 14th, 2022 at 2:10am
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Ken Boardman wrote on Nov 13th, 2022 at 1:27am:
Perhaps there's a way to add
the FSX default transponder or some thing
similar.


Edit the panel.cfg file and edit the following:

[Window Titles]
Window00=Main
Window01=Simicons
Window02=Xpndr

Then edit the following:

[Window01]
size_mm=24,120
background_color=1,0,1
position=6
visible=1
ident=12101
gauge00=Captain_Sim.b520.icons!icons,0,0,24,96
gauge02=SimIcons1024!Radio Icon,0,96,24,24


Add the following after the [Window01] entry:

[Window02]
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
size_mm=156,49
position=8
visible=0
ident=RADIO_STACK_PANEL

gauge00=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Xpndr,        0,0,156,49


The result will be what you see in the attached image.

Note. When selecting an IFR flight and contacting Clearance, the 6411 squawk code was entered into the Xpndr automatically, but in the CS Xpandr, nothing change (it remained 0000), so I think it will work for Radar Contact).

Ken Boardman wrote on Nov 13th, 2022 at 9:19pm:
This is off the subject;  but can you tell me if it necessary
to both set the AP mode switch to TACAN  AND use the FSX keyboard command ( Ctl+Shf+n ) to
enable the BUFF to follow the FSX flight plan.  Or should
the plane follow the FSX flight plan by simply setting the
AP Mode Sw to "TACAN" ?   Does the Flight Director
switch on the Pilot's control panel also need to be set
to the FD position for the Buff to follow the FP.
Simply setting the AP Mode Sw to "TACAN" hasn't
worked for me.

I should work. It works for me as I'm still flying the flight GPS flight plan I used when I started to test it.
Is the NAV/GPS Switch set to CTRL+SHIFT+N? I can only assume that it isn't following the GPS plan because is not set to ly the GPS plan. Sad
  

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Re: IFF code entry
Reply #7 - Nov 14th, 2022 at 2:15am
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If you want, you can also add more gauges, like the Autopilot gauge and the GPS gauge like I did, as it helps with flying the GPS flight plans (especially if you use an IFR flight plan). Wink
  

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