No SELCAL for DAL overseas flights

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b7spectra

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I had the opportunity to meet a 767 Captain for Delta. He mentioned that he was headed from ATL to Barcelona, Spain later this week. I said "I'll listen for your SELCAL", to which he said "Once we check in with Gander, we switch over to satellite until we land". Anyone ever work that? I always used to listen to HF on the aeronautic band for the SELCAL's, but now they may be going away?
 

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So, is it monitorable?
You cannot monitor ADS or CPDLC 'satcom'.

More on CPDLC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controller_Pilot_Data_Link_Communications

More on ADS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_dependent_surveillance-broadcast


You can monitor HF Datalink though, with an HF receiver and a good antenna.

More here: http://www.scancapecod.us/messageboard/archive/index.php/t-4756.html

Most of the major airlines regularly flying across the NAT Tracks use ADS/CPDLC. Still need to get
an HF "SELCAL check" though, since HF is the backup.
 

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Yeah, the pilot told me they "check in" with Gander and then hit the satellite. Sounds like they are going the way of HF marine band.
 
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