Should you turn your transponder to “standby” when changing codes?
When manipulating your transponder within the National Airspace System, generally we’re going to want you to leave it in the active mode as much as possible. So if we ask you to change code, we expect to lose the numeric portion of the code briefly but we prefer to keep the track active and altitude associated with it active. So we prefer that you not go to a stand-by mode unless you are specifically requested.
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