Call Signs


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Call Signs

 

special words, signs, or combinations of letters or numbers assigned to officials, command and control agencies, communication centers and stations, and other bodies so that they can be quickly identified in conversations through signal means and their actual designations kept secret. Conventional sound signals or melodies may also be used as call signs for radio transmitters. Call signs are assigned for the duration of a mission or for a definite period of time, after which they are changed.

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All Call Signs was launched after the suicide of a comrade by two men battling post-traumatic stress disorder - Daniel Arnold and Stephen James.
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They were both so genuine and really sad to hear about what happened to Dan but they were also really interested in the All Call Signs organization," she said.
"They were both so genuine and were really sad to hear about what happened to Danny but they were also really interested in the All Call Signs organisation.
Sometimes, such call signs are clearly received and understood but sometimes distorted by some unknown 'noise' called 'distortion' in terms of mass communication resulting into communication gap or a loss of feedback showing that message has not been received or understood calling for its repetition by the receiver to the sender.
The author, Mark Hasara, Lt Col, USAF (Ret) and pilot call sign "Sluggo," offers an exciting inside look at the aircraft refueling world.
The source told that flight operation, push up record and call sign record if provided by the officer concerned would give proper insight about the real persons who played tainted role in destroying the national carries for their vested interests.
"There was probably some confusion by the IAF controllers regarding the call sign which led to the problem.
The airmen who request "higher" or "lower" tend to be spring-loaded to "hear what we wanted to hear" upon receipt of a blurred call sign transmission.
A spokesman said the pilot gave the call sign he had been given and was approved for entry.
"He was suppressing the enemy in order to cover the lead wagon, the ground call sign and to allow other call signs to manoeuvre out of immediate danger."
The embassy pointed out that two other German planes did manage to cross Iran's skies by giving the right call sign only hours before Merkel's aircraft was delayed because of the wrong call signs.