Re: Odd aircraft ICAO 123456 and Reg: SPCTRLX Flight: XA0000

Tomasz Lemiech

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 9:23 PM Dick <hobbyd@...> wrote:

123456 (Aircraft, Airborne) -> 10931A (Ground station): Command
AC info: -, -, -
GS info: EDDG, Munster Osnabruck
AVLC type: I sseq: 0 rseq: 0 poll: 0
  Reassembly: skipped
  Reg: SPCTRLX Flight: XA0000
  Mode: 2 Label: Q0 Blk id: 0 More: 0 Ack: ! Msg num: M10A

Judging from the flight number, it's probably a business jet of some kind. They often use ARINC as their datalink provider and neglect to configure the proper flight number. As a result, a default flight number of ARINC is used (XA comes from XAA = ARINC designator).

I've seen SPCTRLX reg in an ACARS message on June 1st, but I was unable to match it to any aircraft with my ADS-B archives.

To make this even more bogus, this guy often sends ES-IS Hello packets with NET address of 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00. This does not seem to work...


Tomasz Lemiech

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