Santa Maria Radar
SSR - Radar Services provided by Santa Maria ACC
Radar Sector, following characteristics:
Radar Antenna position 365845.98N0250526.85W with
operation coverage of 250NM/FL300.
Sector Callsign - Santa Maria Radar.
Sector Frequency 132.15 will be the main working frequency with 129.4MHz as
The Following Minimum Horizontal Radar Separation
will be applied:
- 10NM up to 100NM from Radar Antena and below FL245.
- 20NM elswhare within the radar service volume of 200NM, centred on Radar
Within Santa Maria Radar Sector, vectoring will
be provided above 5500FT expect within the area bounded by VFL, SOLGI, TIMTO,
SOMUL, RODIL, VFL where the minimum vectoring flight level will be FL120
Within the area bounded by a circle whith 25nm
radius centered in Santa Maria
Airport, vectoring will be provided above 3100FT (MSA)
Radar service applied to oceanic overflight along
Santa Maria Terminal Area within 250NM centred on Radar Antenna.
All aircrafts overflying on the description area will be monitored by Santa
Maria Radar on 132.150 and will receive a transponder code during overflight.
Beyond 250NM centred on Radar Antenna, the aircraft will be transferred to Santa
The following requirements and procedures must be adopted by traffic
within Santa Maria Radar Seector:
A - SSR Transponder Failure.
1) - Failure before intended departure:
in case of a tranponder which has failed and cannot be restored before
departure, pilots shall:
A) - Inform ATS as soon as possible and preferably before submission of a
B) - Plan to proceed as directly as possible,to the nearest suitable aerodrome
where repair can be effected.
C) - Insert item of 10 of the Icao Flight plan form under SSR the letter N of
complete unserviceability of the transponder or, in case of partial transponder
failure, the character correcponding to the remaing transponder capability.
2) - Failure during flight:
In case of a transponder failure during flight within or bound to enter
Santa Maria Radar Sector, pilots may expect that ATC units will endeavour to
provide for continuation of flight to destination in accordance with the flight
plan. After landing, pilots shall make every effort to have the transponder
restored to normal operation.
If repair cannot be effected, pilots shall comply with the above provisions for
failure before intended departure.
The exemption from the requirement for transponder equipment mentioned in 1) and
2), may be granted by the supervisor on duty in the ACC whenever conditions
permit. Change of ETD, Crusing Level and/or Route of flight may become
B - SRR Code Assignement.
Aircraft about to enter Santa Maria Radar Sector and haviong received code
setting instructions from ATC, shall maintain that setting until otherwise
Aircraft shall acknowledge code setting instructions by read back.
All operations are reminded that in the NAT Region, outside of radar coverage,
SSR Code 2000 should be set.
Aircraft immediatly prior to take-off run shall switch the transponder from
Stand-By to ON.
Aircraft immediatly after landing, shall switch-off the transponder.
Aircraft without prior instructions may set transponder on mode A, Code:
7500 In case of Unlawful Interference.
Note, it is against the VATSIM code of
conduct to declare a hijacking or squawk 7500
B - 7600 In case of Communications Failure
C - 7700 In case of Emergency.