stop squawk

stop squawk

An instruction from a controller to the pilot meaning, “Switch off the transponder.”

stop squawk (mode in use)

An instruction from the controller to the pilot meaning, “Switch off [the specified mode].” (Used for military aircraft when the controller is unaware of military service requirements for the aircraft to continue operation on another mode.)
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