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Always a bit nervous about posting on problems - usually turns out it's all my fault - ne'er mind, here goes.Using RC 3 [not the update] - flight is Luton UK [EGGW] to Amsterdam [EHAM]. Everything about the flight prep/taxi/take off is just fine. The problem is when I'm instructed to contact Departure. I've tried this flight three times - the first time the frequency given was wrong - at least not the same as that set out in Controller Information - I tried both the frequency given and that in Cont. Inf. and just got a burst of 'static'. Contact instructions were repeated a number of times - is that an increasingly impatient voice, or am I imagining it. Nevertheless I still am unable to get Departure. On the second and third attempts at the same flight the Dept frequency given was correct but the result the same - just a touch of 'static'.I have not had this problem with any other flight at any other airport. The correct figures were dialled in and the correct buttons punched so I'm not sure what's gone wrong. Any ideas ?Bud

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what is departure's frequency, on the controllers page?what is the icao code for luton?

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i would be alarmed if the frequency you were told to use, did not match 128.75do you have the "auto-tune on contact" option set under options? are you manually dialing it in, and then pressing 1?what does the advdisp tell you to use?

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just tried eggw-egnsperfect handling of departure. try it again.

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Tried again - the flight is EGGW - EHAM by the way. At first attempt of this flight, the frequency displayed for Departure on Adv Disp was not 128.75. Can't remember the exact number I'm afraid. I always note down the frequencies from Cont. Inf. so was able to try both.I do not have auto-tune set. I've tried manual tuning first with a Go Flight radio module and k/bd press. This is not the problem - works fine on all other flights. I then tried contact with the mini cp panel and finally tuned by mouse click on the panel + k/b press. Same result each time - 'static'.My fourth attempt at this flight ended exactly the same as the first three - as above.Unfortunately I'm not able to further experiment for a while - the arrival of a very small person in the house restricts my flight time to about an hour a week. What I report above represents this week's allotment!!Bud

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Had a couple more tries at this EGGW-EHAM flight [see my reply to your previous post]. First used manual tuning again. No joy - I get the Standby then the 'static'. Second attempt I used 'Tune on contact'option. Not used this afore so not sure what to expect.Anyway on the call to contact Departure RC did not set the frequency as I'd anticipated so I manually tuned via GoFlight radio module, keyboard press and lo and behold got the Dept instruction.I've had no probs with RC 3 at all just cannot understand why this one flight is acting up.Bud

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I don't think so. If this was the case would I not get similar probs with other flights - I don't.Bud

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smiley face. i was joking. i don't know. i can't duplicate it here, no one seems to have the problem. we surely would have seen it during the 2 years of testing. you're setup is unique, there is something different than the norm.i wish i could explain it, i wish i could fix it for you. do you have another machine you can try this on?

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Oddly enough I've tried it on another machine - same result exactly. I wish I could spend the time experimenting but it just ain't available. I can't see that my hardware is the problem. Maybe if I go tro' the software could you suggest a possible source. Ok - I'm running RC on a client machine via WideFS - all latest versions of Peter Dowson's progs. The flight plan EGGW-EHAM was built with Nav - it has no SID. For the trials I used no weather prog at all so Ry t/o is 08 and runway heading is virtually on the same line as the first leg of the flight. Apart from GoFlight, no other add-ons were used. The plane is the PSS Dash-8. Comm 2 is activated in order to listen to FSATC chat. No contact was made with FSATC - well not until RC Departure failed.I'm really bugged by this - wish I could get to the bottom of it.Bud

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Sorry - trying to do things in too much of a hurry. One thing I forgot, I'm using an add-on scenery for Luton - English Airports UK.Bud

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Bud,When you are ready to contact Tower for take-off, save the flight via the RC interface. Name it BudEGGW.Zip up:RCV30savedBudEGGW.datFS2002flightsmyfltsBudEGGW.fltFS2002flightsmyfltsBudEGGW.wxthe .pln file and .rc3 file (same name as plan) you are using, and send the zip to me.

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JD and Scott,Thanks guys - I'm not allowed to fly again 'til next week!!! Soon as I get clearance I'll do as you suggest and send you the files.Bud

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Bud,I received your files. Thanks. But without the .flt and .rc3 files, I can't test for the problem.If you can't find the files in FS2002flightsmyflts, you need to find out where they are being saved, if at all. RC triggers FS's save function, so they should be in the right place.However, use the find (files or folders) function (under start), and search for the saved files. Let us know if you can find them anywhere or not.Also, thank-you for your comments on ACLoader. I do remember, and probably still have all that mail. ;-)

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I had the exact same problem twice. One time leaving Denver International(KDEN) for New Century Air Center (KIXD) Leaving Denver I was told repeatedly to contact departure. I would acknowledge, but the radio frequency never changed and no attempt was made to contact departure. This kept up until I exited the departure area and was told to switch to the Center frequency which worked fine! (Center seemed to be confused about my altitude, however, since departure had never cleared me up. I had to keep requesting a higher altitude until I got to my desired cruise.) The approach and landing into New Century in Olathe, KS was normal.The second time was on an approach to Chicago Midway (KMDW) after an otherwise uneventful flight from Kansas City Downtown (KMKC). I was told to contact approach but couldn't do it. I finally just canceled RC and finished the flight with the FS ATC.I use the "automatically tune on contact option."Neither error is repeatable. I've flown both of these routes before without having any issues.Version is 3.01. I'm still using advdisp 1.96Active sky may have been running for the Denver - KC flight but was off for the KC - Chicago one.Both errors occured in a plane equipped with the RealityXP GNS530These both happened some time ago so I'm afraid I don't have any more details.

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