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Hi,Just something that's had my head sideways for quite some time... Why oh why, are 8 and 9 not used in SQ Codes???Yeah, this is perhaps off topic, but I'm interested -g-Thanks,

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I'll play the dummy, What's a SQ code?


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Guest Savage

>I'll play the dummy, What's a SQ code?Squak code?

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Chris: That is a good guess... there's not 8 or 9 digit in the squawk codes... originally known as IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) used by the military when it was just a two digit code, using octal codes (base 8 number system); hence, only digits 0-7 are used.


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Aha ;) Thanks.Well, now I learned three new things today... -yay-. Info much appreciated, I always wondered about that one!!!

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