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  1. The GTN 650 download wrapper (for installing to X-Plane) will not find my Windows "Desktop" where X-Plane is installed on my computer. It only identifies drives A and B. The Desktop folder does not appear in either of those. What is required or suggested so the install program will allow me to identify the Desktop folder where my X-Plane folder is located?
  2. I have the av charts now. Many thanks. 🤗
  3. No joy displaying Av Charts. Unable to locate/identify specific setting in Reader DC for exclusivity. Have set it as default app for all pdf's in the Windows settings. What file type is the av chart? Thinking I may have a conflicting setting with Adobe Acrobat Pro on this computer.
  4. Aviation sectional charts no longer display after moving pilot2atc onto a new computer. Adobe Reader DC is installed on the C drive, designated the default program for pdf's. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
  5. As a licensed private pilot, my understanding is the CTAF, or Common Traffic Advisory Frequency, is indicated on aviation charts near the airport identified as a small "c" within a circle, or the FAA Chart Supplement (formerly, "A/FD") under the Communications segment . That's the frequency to self-announce on. I'm new to Pilot2ATC, so I do not yet know if the program works this way. The Unicom frequency usually connects with the FBO at an airport, i.e., a commercial business, where you can call for fuel, arrange a rental car, ask for eyes on the sky about current weather or conditions, etc. Pilots will be listening to the ctaf for action by other local traffic.
  6. Thanks for all the prior help. I've narrowed down the low mic volume deficiency to a problem inherent in my Asus laptop gaming computer (having a combined mic/speaker input port) to the hardware or the mic/speaker drivers. Though not a true fix, the promissing work around was purchase of a Sennheiser headset with very sensitive mic, which has helped a lot. Thanks to all, again, for the time and effort assisting me.
  7. No transponder is required for Class D. AIM (Aero. Info. Manual) Ch 3 (airspace), Para 2-5, 2. However, if the Class D airspace is, e.g., within a Class B "mode C veil" normally w/in 30 NM of a Class B airport, or climbing out of a Class D airport and within the higher overhanging shelf of a Class C airport, a reporting transponder is required within those airspaces. AIM, Ch 3, Para 2-3 and 2-4.
  8. I would be interested to see if anyone else experiences the chopping or clipping of words in pilot2atc and their solution. Maybe I have a mic adjustment set incorrectly in the Windows system. I have tried all the suggestions, above, and the P2A instructional pdf without much positive affect: turned off other speech programs, all settings in P2A comply with operating instructions, trained extensively in the Windows speech program (without hearing the word clipping), and trained and listened to replay in pilot2atc where the clipping is noticeable and, of course, the program misinterprets my spoken words. It's as though there is a squelch setting that's set too high, cutting off bits and pieces of spoken words, if there is such a mic setting either in Windows or pilot2atc. I do recall a boost adjustment to a high setting in the Windows mic setup. Again, I have a wired headset connection and use X-plane, with Windows build 1803, 64bit. I have considered buying a pc converter hard wired to computer for my Zulu 3 aviation headset, but doubt it's a headset problem given that my speech is recorded cleanly using a computer headset with the Windows speech recognition, the Com1 communication training CDs for general aviation pilots, and speech to dictation in Windows. Seems like a wonderful program, just wanting to have some success with it.
  9. Jabloomf1230, Thanks for your note. My mike/headset connects via cable to the earphone/mic jack on the computer. I am running X-plane. I haven't found the build history, so unable to verify build 1903. Windows update shows Windows 10 Pro ver. 1809 installed 1/19/2019. With helpful suggestions on this thread, I was able to remove some programs' access to the mike function. The "clipping" of words has improved, I sense, although there remains a noticeable difference with the pilot2atc processing of speech versus the native Windows speech recognition without pilot2atc running. It's a new program for me, so I'm hopeful I can acquire the skill to maximize its utility. Thanks again.
  10. Thanks Dave, The clipping of words occurs even after appropriate pauses before or after speaking. Of course, I trained in pilot2atc with the grammar function extensively and used the listen feature. The clipping occurred during that training as well. It did not occur, however, when using the windows speech recognition training feature outside of pilot2atc. I haven't seen clear instructions how to find and isolate mic stealing programs, but will stooge around for a solution. Fyi, I am using X-plane. Thanks again.
  11. I have similar problem. Pilot2atc clips my speech into the mic, catching only part of words. This does not happen with the microsoft grammar program or other computer programs requiring mic input. Any suggestions where to check for the problem? It's almost like a squelch setting where the voice is clipped unless speaking each syllable with high volume. Normal speech isn't recognized very well. I've tried 3 different mics.
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