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I've listed below a few places where you can get these from:

 

http://www.737ng.co.uk/docs.htm.....look down left side of page for the download

 

********** It has been reported that the RealATC site, while still functioning, has been abandoned**********

RealATC link REMOVED

************ Do not try and purchase the RealATC files *********************

If anyone else wants to add to this list then feel free

 

 

 

 

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How do you install the atc background noise after download? Do you just put them in the sound folder? Thanks

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To install the atc background files, you can place them in any folder accessible to Pilot2ATC.  Then, start Pilot2ATC and open the Configuration Window (button with the wrench icon). 

Select the ATC Radios tab.

For each controller, select the background file you want to play by pressing the 

"- - -" button next to the text box.

 

A future enhancement will allow you to have a folder for each controller with multiple sound files which will be "shuffled" to provide more variety.  This feature is not available yet.

 

Dave

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I dont know, ATC backround chatter feels a little MSFS 2002 to me :) why not focus on AI control integration in your product like VoxATC and fake background chatter from wav/mp3 wont be needed.

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To install the atc background files, you can place them in any folder accessible to Pilot2ATC.  Then, start Pilot2ATC and open the Configuration Window (button with the wrench icon). 

Select the ATC Radios tab.

For each controller, select the background file you want to play by pressing the 

"- - -" button next to the text box.

 

A future enhancement will allow you to have a folder for each controller with multiple sound files which will be "shuffled" to provide more variety.  This feature is not available yet.

 

Dave

Dave, along the same lines...choosing ATC Chatter..., I cant choose ATC Chatter Path ... I should be able to choose folder but in each instance, I get the text box filled with "Open file Dialog 1"...Note: I have purchased the RealATC addon for P2A and configured it the way you specified on pp73

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...my setup below...

I:\PILOT2ATC_200\SOUNDS\ATC_CHATTER\CONTROLLERS
├───APP
├───CLR
├───CTR
├───DEP
├───DEP_GND
├───DEP_TWR
├───DEST_GND
└───DEST_TWR

 

 

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Chas,

When choosing to use the ProATC folder/files, you leave the controller file names in config blank.

Just set up the folders and select the Controllers option in config.  It should work.  If not, you also may need to change the names of your folders to be case sensitive.  (App instead of ___APP)

 

Dave

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Hi Dave,

 

The manual states the USA is divided into regions K1 to K7 for ATC Chatter.  Where can I find out which airports belong to which regions?  I've searched the internet and Wikipedia and I can't find the answer.  Maybe having a "seniors" moment, but I can't find the answers.

 

Also, sometime in the future do you think you could allow multiple voices for all the ATC Controllers?

 

Regards

 

Rob

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Chas,

When choosing to use the ProATC folder/files, you leave the controller file names in config blank.

Just set up the folders and select the Controllers option in config. It should work. If not, you also may need to change the names of your folders to be case sensitive. (App instead of ___APP)

 

Dave

 

Dave,

That was a screenshot of the Dos tree command you were looking at...amended to use initial caps

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Chas,

Thanks for the clarification.

I think I see the problem in your original screenshot post.  The Root folder field should be left blank since you are using the default file structure.  Just clear that field and see if it works.

 

Dave

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I bought the realatc.net files and got them to work following the Pilot2atc manual. I like them but they are way louder than the Pilot2ATC voice. Is it possible to control their volumes independently?

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Hi Joel,

 

I have found the same thing.

 

If you click on the Standby Frequency button you will find volume control there.  Unfortunately the setting does not remain once you close P2A.

 

Regards

 

Rob

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I just got Pilot 2 ATC and am having bad luck trying to get the ATC chatter to work consistently. I downloaded some files from Live ATC and they work fine, and they work briefly in P2ATC, and then silence. I have pointed the ATC audio files to the different files for the different atc positions, they files work, if I click on them, but P2ATC doesn't seem to want to play them very often if at all.  On sound source I have single files selected. Am I missing something?   Kind of disappointed that ATC chatter is so sparse. 

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I just got Pilot 2 ATC and am having bad luck trying to get the ATC chatter to work consistently. I downloaded some files from Live ATC and they work fine, and they work briefly in P2ATC, and then silence. I have pointed the ATC audio files to the different files for the different atc positions, they files work, if I click on them, but P2ATC doesn't seem to want to play them very often if at all.  On sound source I have single files selected. Am I missing something?   Kind of disappointed that ATC chatter is so sparse. 

 

I think I have it working now. I may have downloaded some Live ATC files with very little traffic on them. 

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To install the atc background files, you can place them in any folder accessible to Pilot2ATC.  Then, start Pilot2ATC and open the Configuration Window (button with the wrench icon). 

Select the ATC Radios tab.

For each controller, select the background file you want to play by pressing the 

"- - -" button next to the text box.

 

A future enhancement will allow you to have a folder for each controller with multiple sound files which will be "shuffled" to provide more variety.  This feature is not available yet.

 

Dave

 

 

Trying to understand how these ATC chatter files work. If I make a folder that has 3 ATC files of about 1/2 hour each recorded from Live ATC archives, will the program play file 1, then 2, and then 3, so I would have a total of 1.5 hours of ATC?  After that, does it return to file 1 and repeat the sequence or does it just stop at the end of the last file?

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Bobsk8,

If you want a series of files to play for each controller, then you should follow the instructions to set it up for "Controller Folders", in which case you don't put file names in the ATC Audio Files area.

 

The file structure in the screenshot from Chas above has the correct folder configuration.  Then put the files in the appropriate folders.

 

Also, I believe RealATC chatter files are still available at a discount.  They have been scrubbed fairly well to mask the location and give a nice background sound.  Only about $5 and you get your folders filled with lots of short files.

 

Dave

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Bobsk8,

If you want a series of files to play for each controller, then you should follow the instructions to set it up for "Controller Folders", in which case you don't put file names in the ATC Audio Files area.

 

The file structure in the screenshot from Chas above has the correct folder configuration.  Then put the files in the appropriate folders.

 

Also, I believe RealATC chatter files are still available at a discount.  They have been scrubbed fairly well to mask the location and give a nice background sound.  Only about $5 and you get your folders filled with lots of short files.

 

Dave

 

Yes.I already had those files in another program, so I set them up this morning in P2ATC   and it is working great now...

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i get 404 error on the link

It's possible that it's related to the DOS attack that happened today. Some web sites have been unavailable all day.

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Hey guys - I am an old ProATCX user looking for new ATC software.  P2A sounds very interesting.  W/ regard to background chatter does P2A control the spacing between how each chatter file is played back?  Is there anyway to control that part of the experience?  Thanks!!  Chuck

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Chuck,

Yes.  There are quite a few options depending on how you set it up.

You can download the User Guide from the web site and read up on it.  Or you can install the trial and try it out.

 

Dave

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Hi Dave,

 

Is it possible to mix generic chatter files (like the package from RealATC) with airport-specific files like those available at LiveATC?  Basically, I'd like to be able to download some airport specific tower/approach/departure files from LiveATC, but when I'm not at/near that specific airport, have the generic RealATC files fill in the gaps.

 

Thanks!

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Dave can give the official answer, but from my experience the answer is yes. Your best option is the freeware add-on LAAP, which automates the live ATC chatter process by switching audio streams as one changes comm frequencies. LAAP:

http://laap.atc.free.fr/faq-en.html

Then one should consider what AI Traffic package that one will use. If one uses PSXseecon or Lorby's Live AI Traffic, then the audio from LAAP matches what the AI are doing, since those two apps use real life ADS-B transmissions to position AI aircraft.

What are the drawbacks to all this? First, Live ATC feeds are becoming far less available to the public, especially in Europe. Second, in the US, ADS-B feeds tend to only cover airborne aircraft, although that depends on both the airline and the airport. Third, Pilot2ATC TTS will obviously sound different than any live ATC and the live ATC will "step on" transmissions from Pilot2ATC. That's a minor issue, but it is annoying. Lastly, Fourth, the two live AI traffic apps still require the correct liveries and models, either from My T 6, WOAI freeware or a UT product. LAAP requires FSUIPC, as it is based on LUA scripting.

 

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2 hours ago, jabloomf1230 said:

Dave can give the official answer, but from my experience the answer is yes. Your best option is the freeware add-on LAAP, which automates the live ATC chatter process by switching audio streams as one changes comm frequencies. LAAP:

http://laap.atc.free.fr/faq-en.html

Then one should consider what AI Traffic package that one will use. If one uses PSXseecon or Lorby's Live AI Traffic, then the audio from LAAP matches what the AI are doing, since those two apps use real life ADS-B transmissions to position AI aircraft.

What are the drawbacks to all this? First, Live ATC feeds are becoming far less available to the public, especially in Europe. Second, in the US, ADS-B feeds tend to only cover airborne aircraft, although that depends on both the airline and the airport. Third, Pilot2ATC TTS will obviously sound different than any live ATC and the live ATC will "step on" transmissions from Pilot2ATC. That's a minor issue, but it is annoying. Lastly, Fourth, the two live AI traffic apps still require the correct liveries and models, either from My T 6, WOAI freeware or a UT product. LAAP requires FSUIPC, as it is based on LUA scripting.

 

Thanks. While interesting, it seems LAAP and the other software you mentioned is all for FSX/P3D. I'm running Xplane.

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Sorry I missed that point. Even though LAAP uses FSUIPC I don't think it works with XPUIPC. I use P2ATC in XP11  also. But I never thought about testing LAAP..

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