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Offline Jonathank

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Cross-coupling options
« on: June 20, 2020, 10:46:56 AM »
Here's a weirs question to IFR controllers, re: cross-coupling. Some controllers use it all the time  while others prefer not to combine 2 + frequencies. Is it a personal preference, or a timing issue while changing shifts?

I did see 2 pictures of a comm box from Toronto Centre on another forum, which helps understand how the setup works. Is it a matter of accessing a ton of menus, per sector to combine thw freqs?

Just curious, thanks.



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Offline Jonathank

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Re: Cross-coupling options
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 02:56:39 PM »
Here's some interesting info on it.

https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/moncton-centre-sectors-simulcasts-and-cross-coupling.317886/
Thanks for that link. I read that info a lonf time ago. Specifically speaking, I am referring to CZYZ, northern airspace. The controllers change shifts every hour. Controller A has 4 freqs cross-coupled, while controllers B, C, and D don't have the cross-couple enabled, with the same wx and traffic flow.

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Re: Cross-coupling options
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 04:22:18 PM »
What I have noticed is certain IFR controllers, never enable the cross-coupling, regardless of traffic or workload. Only a few have enabled it, due to pilot feedback and "stepping over" each other, without knowing a pilot is transmitting on another frequency. I have heard this while listening to various ATC feeds on LIVE ATC. It's difficult when you are trying to follow a certain flight and cannot hear the pilot talkback.