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Sim is connected, flight plan is validated and filed, PTT button is working. When I try to request clearance I get no response. I tried the listen function and P2ATC is not picking up my voice at all. This mic works fine in every other game I have and is properly set up. What am I missing here? Program is useless for me like this. Even the sayit isnt working for clearance.

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The most common problem is not having your microphone set as the Default Recording Device in Windows, or the Microphone levels in Windows causing distortion or not being loud enough.  If it is set as default and the Windows Listen function sounds good, here are some other things in P2A to check:

SWITCH SETTINGS: Check to be sure the Power indicator in the bottom left of the main P2A screen is green. If not, then you need to turn on the battery switch and avionics switch in the aircraft, or if that doesn’t turn it green, check the 2 options "Ignore Battery Switch" and "Ignore Avionics Switch" in the Config P2A Setup panel.

VALID CALL SIGN: Make sure you are using a valid call sign by changing it to the default Mfg: Beech; Tail Number: N431VB and pressing the Save Button. You can send me a screenshot of this page and I will let you know if there is a problem with the call sign.

VALID FREQUENCY: Be sure you have a valid frequency showing in the Active frequency display. Open the Radio Panel and check that the frequency selected has a valid controller assigned. Try swapping the active and standby frequencies a couple of times.

PTT BUTTON: Use the PTT button on the main screen to eliminate the possibility of it being the Joystick button setup as the issue

VALID PHRASES: Make sure the phrase you are using is appropriate for the controller. "Say Altimeter" should work with all controllers, so use it.

VOLUME SETTINGS: Check the Windows Volume Mixer and be sure Pilot2ATC volume is turned up. (RIght click on the speaker icon in the task bar and select Volume Mixer). Also check the volume of the voices in P2A Config. On the Communications tab of the Sound dialog, be sure "Do Nothing" is checked for when Windows detects Communications activity.

GRAMMAR HELP SCREEN AND DIAGNOSTICS: Try using the Grammar Help screen.

  • Press the Grmr Help button to the right of the Flight Plan
  • Pess the Practice button
  • Take a screenshot of the resulting Message box with the connection information and email to me
  • Try saying "Say Altimeter" with no other words. It should be recognized. Let me know the result.
  • If not being recognized, press the "Replay" button and see what your voice sounds like. If no sound, then your voice is not getting through to Pilot2ATC.


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I found the issue. I have a high end mother board from ASUS and the audio drivers came with a program called Sonic Studio. I merely closed this software in the task bar and P2A works as intended. Everything else in my setup was just fine, just this one little program running was the issue.

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I have just realized after reading your post whyP2A could not hear me. Multi Crew experience and Feel there Tower3d Pro also suffered from not hearing me.

Thanks for the post, saved me lots of frustration



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