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North American F-86E/F Sabre: VHF Receivers & IFF/SIF/Control Panels

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IMPORTANT: All information is inteded for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator only and not for real aviation. It is also strongly recommended that read the Flight Manual and Checklist before your first flight.



VHF RECEIVERS & IFF/SIF CONTROL PANELS

VHF Receivers & IFF/SIF Control Popup

  1. VHF Command Radio (COM1) - Power Switch If switched to OFF, and the FS ATC window (toggle with Microphone Button or Radio Call Hotspot) or a keyboard command is used to set a new frequency for COM1, the radio automatically wakes up (switch moves to ON position).
  2. VHF Command Radio (COM1) - Frequency Selector Frequency range is between 118.000 and 136.975 MHz. Use outer wheel to increment or decrement frequency by 1 MHz, and inner rotary switch for setting the fraction. For exact mouse areas to set the frequency, see Special Clickspots and Mouseover Areas.
  3. VHF Command Radio (COM1) - Receiver Selector Knob Unused here, because there is no COM2 radio installed (COM1 is transmitting). In position BOTH, both radios can receive, while with MAIN, the transmitting radio COM1 or COM2) is the only receiver.
  4. VHF VOR Receiver (NAV1) - Power Switch If switched to OFF, and a keyboard command is used to set a new frequency for NAV1, the receiver (type AN/ARN-14) automatically wakes up (switch moves to ON position). IMPORTANT NOTE: To connect the ID-249 Course Indicator (VOR1), ID-310 Range Indicator (VOR1), and ID-250 Radio Magnetic Indicator (2-needle) with the VHF signal, the VOR1 Source Selector Switch must be set to VHF.
  5. VHF VOR Receiver (NAV1) - Frequency Selector Frequency range is between 108.00-117.95 MHz. Use outer wheel to increment or decrement the frequency by 1 MHz, and inner rotary switch for setting the frequency fraction. For exact mouse areas to set the frequency, see Special Clickspots and Mouseover Areas.
  6. VHF VOR Receiver (NAV1) - Volume Knob Toggles the ident sound on/off.
  7. VOR1 Source Selector Switch Selects navigation signal source for ID-249 Course Indicator (VOR1), ID-310 Range Indicator (VOR1), and ID-250 Radio Magnetic Indicator (2-needle). In position VHF, the signal is taken from the VHF VOR Receiver (NAV1), while with switch set to AUX, the GPS signal is used (GPS Popup Icon).
  8. Main Instrument Inverter Switch Toggles electrical avionics bus. This switch has a warning light on the instrument panel (Main Instrument Inverter Failure Warning Light).
  9. OMI Marker Sound Switch Toggles marker beacon sound on/off (see ID-249 Course Indicator (VOR1)).
  10. SIF - Code 1 & 2 Dial-wheel Use outer wheel to set 1st digit of four digit transponder code, and the smaller inner dialer for the 2nd. For exact mouse areas, see Special Clickspots and Mouseover Areas. IMPORTANT NOTE:The Mode Selector Switch on the IFF Control Panel must be set to NORM to broadcast the transponder code selected on the SIF Control Panel. If the transponder code is changed, it is recommended to set the IFF - Mode Selector Switch to OFF, before operating the dial-wheels. After the desired transponder code has been entered, the switch can be set back to NORM. This avoids, that a wrong or misleading code is broadcasted while operating the dial-wheels. Note: If the Code 2 Selector Switch on the IFF Control Panel is set OFF, the 2nd transponder digit is always set 0, regardless of the position of the left-sided inner dial-wheel on the IFF Control Panel.
  11. SIF - Code 3 & 4 Dial-wheel Use outer wheel to set 3rd digit of four digit transponder code, and the smaller inner dialer for the 4th. For exact mouse areas, see Special Clickspots and Mouseover Areas. Note: If the Code 3 Selector Switch on the IFF Control Panel is set OFF, the 3rd transponder digit is always set 0, regardless of the position of the right side outer dial-wheel on the IFF Control Panel. See also SIF - Code 1 & 2 Dial-wheel.
  12. IFF - Mode Selector Switch The transponder radio broadcasts a four digit number, used for identification at air traffic control authorities. Position STDBY is used for VFR flights only, the broadcasted transponder code is 1200, regardless of the code dialed on the SIF Control Panel. To use the code selected by the SIF Control Panel, choose mode NORM. See also IFF - Code 2 Selector Switch, and IFF - Code 3 Selector Switch. EMERGENCY position must not be used except when emergency code 7700 is needed. The IFF - Lock Button must be pushed, before the switch can be moved to that position. With the switch set to OFF, no valid transponder code is broadcasted. Use this position, before entering a new code using the dial-wheels on the SIF Control Panel (avoids broadcasting of invalid codes).
  13. IFF - Lock Button Must be pushed, before the IFF - Mode Selector Switch can be moved to EMERGENCY.
  14. IFF - Code 2 Selector Switch Setting this switch to OFF, causes that the 2nd transponder digit is always 0, regardless of the digit entered on the SIF Control Panel. Military use only (ie. 0001: non-ATC controlled highspeed flight, 7001: sudden military climbout). For normal flights always keep this switch in position ON.
  15. IFF - Code 3 Selector Switch Setting this switch to OFF, causes that the 3rd transponder digit is always 0, regardless of the digit entered on the SIF Control Panel. Military use only. For normal flights always keep this switch in position ON.
  16. IFF - Radar/Target Switch Toggles radar. With radar on, other air traffic within 25 nautical miles is indicated by the Main Radar Warning Light. If used in a multiplayer session, only multiplayer aircraft will be recognized by the radar.
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