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

6.1 RADIO
  (proficiency level 3)
   
  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
   
6.2 AIRCRAFT RADIO TRANSCEIVERS
  (proficiency level 4)
   
  1 VHF
  2 HF
  3 DATALINK
   
6.3 SELECTIVE CALL SYSTEM (SELCAL)
  (proficiency level 4)
   
  1 VHF
  2 HF
   
6.4 EMERGENCY LOCATOR TRANSMITTER (ELT)
  (proficiency level 2)
   
  1 Requirements
  2 Testing
  3 Flight Planning
  4 Accidental Transmission
  5 Pilot Response to Signals
  6 Downed Aircraft Procedures
   
6.5 RADAR
  (proficiency level 3)
   
  1 Elementary Theory
  2 Primary Returns
  3 Secondary Returns
  4 Weather Radar
   
6.6 NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
  (proficiency level 3)
   
  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 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS - GPS)
  7 Very High Frequency Direction Finding (VHF - DF)
  8 Area Navigation System (RNAV)
  9 Inertial Navigation System (INS)
   
6.7 APPROACH AIDS
  (proficiency level 4)
   
  1 Instrument Landing System (ILS)
  2 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS - GPS)
  3 Surveillance Radar (ASR & AASR)
  4 Precision Approach Radar (PAR)
  5 Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR)
  6 VASIS/PAPI
   
6.8 TRANSPONDERS
  (proficiency level 4)
   
6.9 ACAS/TCAS
  (proficiency level 4)
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