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Unsolicited ATIS messages

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Lately, for no apparent reason during a flight (and also involving flight direction with ATC), I get an unsolicited ATIS message scrawling along the top of the screen.

 

The annoying thing is you cannot get rid of it, and it blocks out access to ATC replies. Have tried rapid clicking on ATC messages requiring acknowledgement, but it won't allow access to the point that in the end, ATC terminates services due to non acknowledgement.

 

Just wondering whether anyone has experienced this problem, and whether there is a remedy.

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Although I haven't used MS Flight enough to say if it occurs there, on FS2004, FSX, and P3D - if you happen to fly into the range of an ATIS transmitter on the frequency your radio(s) are set, you will begin to "hear" (*see) the constant scroll of the ATIS message at the top of the screen.

 

You will need to tune the offending radio to a different frequency to stop the message from appearing.

 

Good luck!

-Greg

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Although I haven't used MS Flight enough to say if it occurs there,

-Greg

 

I can assure you it never occurs in MS Flight, simply because there is no ATC ! :)

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Lately, for no apparent reason during a flight (and also involving flight direction with ATC), I get an unsolicited ATIS message scrawling along the top of the screen.

 

The annoying thing is you cannot get rid of it, and it blocks out access to ATC replies. Have tried rapid clicking on ATC messages requiring acknowledgement, but it won't allow access to the point that in the end, ATC terminates services due to non acknowledgement.

 

Just wondering whether anyone has experienced this problem, and whether there is a remedy.

I have had this issue occur.   If I remember correctly, it happened at YBBN (Brisbane, Aust.), where the ATC and ATIS for about three minutes in flight (climb profile) were on the same frequency.   Fortunately, during that period, ATC's instruction did not require an immediate response, so I was able to maintain my IFR Flight Plan.

 

I doubt that you can alter the ATIS frequency:  it is just a glitch that one has to bear.   If it is unbearable for you, then at that airport, you could go VFR, where ATC instructions may not severely affect the continuity of your flight.

 

Chris

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