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A few questions?

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1. When I click on flights>multiplayers>connect in FS9, I sometimes do not get "SBRelay-FS2004 (2ms)". This is no big thing, and I can close the window and try again. After two or three tries, the text appears and everything is ok. Is this normal, or is something not correct?2. After a flight, when I exit Squawkbox, I get the old Microsoft error window telling me that something is wrong with Squawkbox and MS must shut it down asking me if I want to send a report to MS. (What is wrong is I am assuming to be that I just exited Squawkbox). Is this correct operation and just a typical MS glitch, or is it a warning that something else is not correct in what I am doing?3. In the SB Host SubPanel TAC Radar screen which shows other aircraft in my area, what do the numbers designate? I see them change slightly occasionally, but they do not appear to designate altitude, range or the aircraft callsign. What are these numbers?Also, is there anyway to get the display to show the aircraft callsigns? Is there a manual or set of instructions anywhere that shows the options for this display and how to implement them? I have looked through the pilot resource center and elsewhere and I am afraid I am overlooking it.4. In flights for which I let the Squawkbox FMC control my flight, the Squawkbox FMC controls altitude in some flights, and doesn't in others. When under FMC control where altitude control is implemented, the FMC will go ahead and start my descent to proper designated arrival altitudes before ATC has so instructed. Is it ok to go ahead and begin these descents, or should the FMC be overridden and I should wait for ATC instruction from the VatSim controller?Thanks:RTH

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OK.Found the answer to question three in the Squawkbox manual.Thanks:RTH

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Hi there - Let's see if I can offer some help.1) This is a common problem. I had the same thing myself and seemed to fix it by placing 127.0.0.1 in the Search box. When FS9 can not find the session usually clicking the search button seems to work.2) Are you using the SBHOST.EXE or the HOSTSB.DLL to host the Squawkbox application? I don't think I can offer any help for fixing this problem - though it could be related to the order that you shut things down. Exit SB, Exit SBHOST, Exit Flight Sim. Perhaps that will fix it.3) For the built in TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) the numbers shown next to each of the target show the other aircraft's altitude in hundreds of feet relative to your own. For example - if you are at 10,000 MSL and see a target showing +05 they are 500 feet above you (10,500) or -10 would be 1000 feet below you (9,000). Aircraft are depicted on the radar relative to your 12 O'clock position. The range of the radar is set by the pilot by left (decrease range) or right (increase range) clicking on the TCAS. The range goes from 5.0 to 640.0 miles and your current range setting is shown at the bottom of the TCAS (6 O'clock position). Some payware aircraft might have a more sophisticated TCAS that is either built into the VSI or the EHSI/EFIS. With those you might be able to toggle between relative and absolute altitude - and change the scan to increase the range above and/or below your aircraft.4) You should always stay at your ATC assigned altitude unless it puts your aircraft in danger. That is why in many areas the climb/descent includes the word "MAINTAIN". If you ever want a different altitude - for fuel efficiency, winds, or to start your descent - just ask the controller for it. Sometimes there is good reason you are at the altitude you were last assigned - sometimes we just simply need you to nudge us. If you don't understand something or want something different - speak up and ask.Hope that helps.

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Hi guys, I'm the author of SBRelay.I've added a new help page to the SBRelay web site, and the first item on that page explains how to disable the UPnP service on your XP machine. Several users have reported that this fixed the problem they were having of not being able to find the session in SBRelay.http://www.chocolatesoftware.com/sbrelay/help.htmlIf anyone tries this fix, I'd appreciate it if you report your results here.Thanks,Russell Gilbert (OzzieYank)http://www.chocolatesoftware.com

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