Section 6: Radio Communications and Aids to Navigation - Basic Principles and Use

RADIO

 1 Elementary Theory
 2 Wave Length and Frequency
3 Frequency Bands Used in Communication and Navigation
 4 Characteristics of Low, High and Very High Frequency Radio Waves
 5 Ground Waves and Sky Waves
6 Skip Distance
7 Reflection and Refraction
 8 Night Effect

AIRCRAFT RADIO TRANSCEIVERS

1 VHF
2 HF
3 FM
4 DATALINK

EMERGENCY LOCATOR TRANSMITTER (ELT)

 1 Requirements
 2 Testing
 3 Flight Planning
 4 Accidental Transmissions
 5 Pilot Response to Signals
 6 Downed Aircraft Procedures

RADAR

1 Elementary Theory
2 Primary Returns
3 Secondary Returns
4 Weather Radar

NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

1 Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)
 2 VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)
 3 Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
 4 Co-located VOR and TACAN (VORTAC)
5 Long Range Area Navigation (LORAN C)
6 Very Low Frequency (VLF) Navigation System
 7 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS-GPS)
8 Very High Frequency Direction Finding (VHF-DF)
9 Area Navigation System (RNAV)
10 Inertial Navigation System (INS)

APPROACH AIDS

1 Instrument Landing System (ILS)
2 Global Navigation Landing System (GNSS-GPS)
3 Surveillance Radar (ASR & AASR)
4 Precision Approach Radar (PAR)
5 Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR)
6 Weather / Mapping Radar
 7 VASI / PAPI

TRANSPONDERS

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