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squawk (number)

In pilot-controller terminology, it means, “Operate the radar beacon transponder on [the designated code] in mode A/3.”

squawk

A code meaning, “Switch the IFF (identification friend or foe) master control to the ‘normal' (mode and code as directed) position.” In some air forces, the term sing canary is used.
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Analysis of pilot reports shows that the correct use of a listening squawk (also known as a frequency monitoring code) could have prevented 65% of infringements.
Palm Beach Approach: "Cessna Five Tango Papa, squawk 1454."
They are called 'hoots' or 'squawks,' over internal speakers commonly known as 'squawk boxes.'
The incompetence in Athens, plus the bullying from Berlin and Paris, begs a paraphrase of Pythagoras's theory - from a time when Greece operated by logic - to now read: "The squawk of the hypothesis is equal to the sum of the squawks on the other two sides".
At the shore, a great blue heron squawks and begins to
rail and squawks, nuisance value only to this squawking mob--
"On a daily basis the defendants' macaws, large tropical birds known for their loud squawks and screams, are placed in an outdoor aviary where they emit blood-curdling screams at random intervals for seven to eight hours each day," the Telegraph quoted lawsuit as saying.
As for me, I wouldn't swap the fields and the freedom - no matter how often and how early Percy squawks!
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Despite the hot weather my wife and I have to sleep with the window closed because of the chaos of squawks, shrieks, chirrups, and cooings waking us up at four thirty to five o clock in the mornings.
Neighbours dialled 999 after hearing the bird's squawks.