Dave-Pilot2ATC

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  1. Pete, The log file looks fairly normal except it seems to show you have the Weather refresh interval set to 1 minute. This should be at least 10-15 minutes or you will be interrupting things continuously for no value. METARs are updated no more than once every 15 minutes. Change that setting and give it another try. Dave
  2. I just tried the same entries and they all worked and validated OK. If you could email (admin@pilot2atc.com) me a screenshot after you enter the KLVM and KBIL and validate, along with the P2A Log file, I'll have a look. Log files are located in: C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\P2A_200\Logs where <UserName> is your PC user name. Portions of the path may be hidden by default, so be sure Windows Explorer has Show Hidden Items checked in the View menu. A new one is created each time you start Pilot2ATC, so if you take the most recent one when you have the error, you should have the correct one. Thanks, Dave
  3. You have to be on a valid radio frequency and then the SayIt phrases for that controller will be visible. You can also go to Grmr Help to review phrases for various controllers, regardless of the radio settings. So if on Tower Frequency and you select Request and Approach, the last entry is similar to what I suggested. Dave
  4. The 4 major determinates of TOD are Cruise Altitude, Target Altitude, Descent rate and speed. You may need to increase your planned groundspeed to 450-500 or so to get an earlier TOD. Target altitude is usually somewhere near the FAF altitude, but if the STAR has "At or Above" altitude restrictions, then the first of these might be the target. Sounds like your Center Controller radius is too small. When flying a jet, a setting of 150-200 NM is about right, which would have given you just one Center controller on this flight. Dave
  5. Use the SayIt feature to get ideas on what to say in various situations. There's also a "Speech Cheat Sheet" in a pinned topic in this forum you should download and use. If flying VFR without flight following, when you get within about 15 NM of the airport, call tower with something like " Tower, <CallSign> is 15 miles north at 4 thousand 5 hundred feet inbound for landing". If you think you've been forgotten while holding to cross a runway, just say something like "Ground, <CallSign> wating to cross runway 35R" and you should get cleared to cross. Dave
  6. Marc, Thanks very much for this information. Dave
  7. My understanding is that there are some issues with P3Dv4.2 and FSUIPC. If that is the case, then likely P2ATC won't work with the new version of P3D until they iron out the problems with FSUIPC. If you decide to give it a try, please report back here to let others know.
  8. The program works fine with P3Dv4x. You must install FSUIPC v5.1+ in order for that to work. Exporting to the PMDG .rte format has been on the future enhancements list for a while and will be added with the next update. Dave
  9. On the Btns tab of Config, in the Minimize Joystick button area, uncheck the "Minimize to Task Bar" option. If the Minimize arrow to the left of the Com area is pointing up, press it once so it points down. If the window is maximized, right click on the rectangle in the upper right of the P2A Window (Windows Min/Max box) and select Restore to get P2A out of maximized mode and then resize to something less than the full screen. Try adjusting the movable Splitter bars in the bottom panel where the radios info and Speech boxes are. That might prevent the error the next time you open the program. That error will be fixed in the next update.
  10. So two possibilities. One is that the microphone volume is too low or it is producing distorted sounds. You can check that by pressing the Replay button in Grammar Help and seeing if the playback is loud and clear. If the sound is weak or distorted, then adjust the microphone settings until it is loud and clear. If the playback is good, then the only thing I can think of that will help is to do the language training. Hundreds of users who had problems without the training got good results after doing the training. Get started by pressing the Train button in the "Personal Grammar Training Phrases" box. Full instructions for training are in the User's Guide. Dave
  11. Luca, Not all words and phrases are recognized, so you need to be saying the valid phrases. Many of these phrases are in SayIt and in the Grammar helper, you can select a phrase and just read it. You also should do the voice recognizer training. The User's Guide shows how to do this. It will train your Windows system to recognize you saying Pilot2ATC type phrases. Also, there is a setting in Windows Speech Recognition to "Recognize non-native accents for this language". Make sure this option is checked. It can be found at Settings->Time & Language->Speech in Windows 10 settings. Regards, Dave
  12. If you're using Active Sky Weather (ASN) then you should set up the Wx for that instead of SIM weather. Be sure and share the file path to the weather on your network. If you are using native P3D weather, then that is retrieved via FSUIPC. Try running the demo on your P3D machine and see if it works that way. If so, it could be something in your FSUIPC Wide Client setup. Dave
  13. Sounds like you might be low on memory. You need at least 16GB to run XP-11 and Pilot2ATC. Also, you should try running the program as administrator (right click on the icon or file and select "Run as administrator") Finally, please send me the log file for this flight. Log files are located in: C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\P2A_200\Logs where <UserName> is your PC user name. Portions of the path may be hidden by default, so be sure Windows Explorer has Show Hidden Items checked in the View menu. A new one is created each time you start Pilot2ATC, so if you take the most recent one when you have the error, you should have the correct one. Thanks, Dave
  14. Peter, This behaviour was a problem on an earlier version of the program. What version were you testing? Regards, Dave
  15. Thanks for the example. It seems that Sim Brief does not put the Departure and Destination airports into the route string. So you will need to add them. You can use the same instructions as the Flight Aware source instead of the SimBrief source selection and it will work. This will be fixed in the next update. In the case of Online Flight Planner, the string I get is KPHX SID PSP STAR KSNA I've not seen the runways added before, but it is the KPHX/08 and KSNA/02L that is making that one fail. The key to any of the imports using FP Import is to have the Departure Airport ICAO_Code as the first entry on the line and the Destination Airport ICAO_Code as the last entry. Otherwise, it won't work. Thanks, Dave