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  1. Thanks for the information, Dave. I'll try the things you mentioned and read the referenced post in this forum over the next several days. No rush, my demo is now a purchase. I look forward to learning/using Pilot2ATC. Ken in Kansas
  2. Well, despite numerous ongoing intermittent audio problems (none of which are the result of using P2A), I have two days of testing left and am very close to "pulling the trigger" on the purchase of the software. I do have one puzzler though. Sometimes the flight plan loaded into MSFS, having been exported from P2A, does not match the flight plan created in P2A. The P2A creation may have been from SimBrief or it may have been generated entirely within P2A before being exported to be loaded into MSFS. Can you give me any insights into this? Or could you point me to something in the documentation or perhaps a forum post relating to this topic? Thanks. Ken in Kansas
  3. Thanks for the prompt response, Dave. I'll take my eggs sunny side up, please - the ones on my face, that is. I apparently have had a sudden failure in one of my audio components. When I attempted to watch a video related to Pilot2ATC, I had no audio output either. At that time neither P2A nor MSFS were running, in fact nothing was running except the video in the browser and that was after a reboot (just in case). So now I have to troubleshoot the audio system to locate the faulty component. Then I can get back to testing P2A. I hate it when this happens and, initially at least, points to a totally innocent app as the culprit. My apologies, the timing of the failure was just weird enough to make me suspect an improper configuration of P2A - not the case. Ken in Kansas
  4. I just downloaded and installed the test version of Pilot2ATC. Watched a couple of videos re: installation and configuration. I think I have it configured correctly but cannot now hear ATC/ATIS. I was able to hear both initially but they are gone now. I am connected to MSFS, the Pwr button is green, the Speech Output Device is set to my speakers which are the Default Playback device in the Windows 11 Sound settings. The box in the lower right corner shows Simulator Connected Recognition Engine Installed Grammars Loaded ATIS Freq: 124.52 (my departure airport - EIDW, also the active freq in Com 1) Clr Del Freq: 121.87 (in Com 1 standby) ATIS does not play (or at least I can't hear it) on startup and connection to MSFS. I also tried quitting and restarting Pilot2ATC - no joy. I know I'm doing something wrong, but I'm too stupid/inexperienced to determine what the problem is. Any hints/suggestions/directions to documentation, etc would be greatly appreciated. FYI: I supplied the following links (not in any way related to my issue) in a reply to another post in the forum earlier today. I found the videos while researching Pilot2ATC setup, use, reviews, etc. You may find them useful. Adding Free Voices to Pilot2ATC Improving the Sound in Pilot2ATC Ken in Kansas
  5. Watch this step-by-step video. I did it and added 25 additional voices. Adding Free Voices to Pilot2ATC This video may also be useful to you for "normalizing" the voices or making them sound more "radio" realistic. Improving the Sound in Pilot2ATC
  6. Hi Ray, I have no problems or issues. I just wanted to say hi as it has been quite some time since we worked together to solve my last issue with Radar Contact - the one that wasn't really a Radar Contact problem, but another piece of software which was at fault - the "Voice Activated Commands" gremlin, back in Feb. 2020 (pre-pandemic). We even had a "remote control" session to troubleshoot the issue. Anyway just wanted to say "hello" and hope that you are doing well. Keep up the good work. Your friend and admirer, Ken in Kansas
  7. OK, don't have a finite answer as to cause but I did this: Reset as per ppgas Things really in a mess then, but noticed app kept disappearing to left edge of monitor #1 "Reconstructed" multiple-monitor settings Downloaded "Globe" data Re-loaded scenery All appears to be correct. Interesting - I've used multiple monitors for multiple years (pun intended) without problems. But I'm back in business and that's the important thing. Thanks for the input. Ken in Kansas
  8. Was not able to find any info on this, Alex. However, if there is a post dealing with this, just point me to it and I'll not inflict myself on you any longer. I have 2.6.11 installed but tried 2.1.10 and 2.6.7 as tests and got the same results. None of my toolbar icons respond when I click them. Additionally, when I right click an airport symbol on the map, I cannot select it as a departure/arrival point. In fact, most of the items in the menu that appears are grayed out. Also, when I click the map to center an airport (or other feature), the map will jump to a location several "inches" away from the desired location. Zooming in with the mouse wheel will also relocate the cursor to an area a considerable "distance" from the desire location. Hovering the pointer over a map feature does not display any information about it, either. What am I doing wrong? Ken in Kansas
  9. Kee-rect, CJ and all speakers were "present and accounted for". However comma ... There is another soundbar setting in the app that turns on surround sound. That was disabled. Turned it on and I now have surround sound. Configuring/testing the speakers in the Windows sound app also indicated 5.1 performance! Although I had downloaded the app several days ago, I just got it set up with the soundbar today (a little tricky). It is much easier to configure settings like surround sound with the app as the display on the Vizio soundbar's remote is almost invisible except in direct sunlight. "Now you know the rest of the story."
  10. Sorry (again), I meant Control Panel - Sound, not Device Manager.
  11. Sorry, my bad. I didn't make myself clear, CJ. Yes, that is what I was referring to in my last post - 3.1 Surround and 5.1 Surround. The Speaker Setup options available to me thru the Windows Device Manager are: 1. Stereo 2. Quadraphonic 3. 3.1 Surround and 4. 5.1 Surround. 1, 2, and 3 all test correctly. 4, however, has no sound from the rear surround speakers when testing.
  12. Thanks for the responses, fellow simmers. Sorry for the late replay - was visiting grandchildren the last few days. It does appear that the issue is related to Windows 10. I am working on it today and hope to have it resolved later in the day. Windows 10 lets me choose a 5.1 configuration but, when testing speakers, only the front left, center, front right and SW are in the "correct" places... rear left and rear right come from the front speakers. If I choose a 3.1 configuration everything is fine but, of course, no rear speakers. If I opt for a quadrophonic set up all speakers work as expected left and right front, left and right rear but, of course, no SW. Guess there has to be an answer in there somewhere. Yes, Waldo, I had looked at the link you kindly included. I actually checked it out before making my original posting. Unfortunately, my sound bar, as I mentioned, is not Atmos compatible, so no joy there. If I can find a solution, I will post it here just in case others may experience or be experiencing the same issue.
  13. I have a Vizio SB3651-E6 soundbar connected via a "display port-to-hdmi" cable using a display port on my Gigabyte RTX 2070S. I can get 3.1 sound (left, center, right and SW) when running MSFS but no sound comes through the rear speakers. I have found VERY little information about sound systems re: MSFS. I have read that support for Dolby Atmos is native for MSFS, but my system is not Dolby Atmos compatible. I read the post titled Sound in MSFS202, but unfortunately it does not apply to my configuration. Anyone have any ideas about this and how to use non-Atmos Dolby 5.1 with MSFS with all speakers functional?
  14. As an update and to close this topic: Ray and I set up a couple of TeamViewer sessions during which he looked a multiple items on my PC. Unfortunately, neither he nor I were able to glean much in those sessions. Ray certainly made a Herculean effort, however! We mutually agreed to do additional research and coordinate with one another. It was getting late for Ray while I still had multiple hours of daylight available, so I jumped right in. THUS - I started my sleuthing project by looking closely at the Installer window information. It consistently mentions Voice Activated Commands. I vaguely remembered some sort of experience with that as a software app. Following a diligent search of the internet, I was able to track down a product called (wait for it) ....... Voice Activated Commands. It is produced by a company called DWVAC.com (also the url for the company). You can download the software thru that website. So-o-o-o, thinking perhaps there was a link between the software and RC4 (why, I would have no clue), I downloaded and attempted to install the software. No joy! I got the same error message about needing a DVD - with ONE VERY HELPFUL addition. When I clicked Cancel, I was presented with a Windows installer error code - 1612. OK, this is new and exciting, says I, so back to the net. Eventually found a link to a Microsoft-supplied Windows Fixit application (http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/E/9/7E9188C0-2511-4B01-8B4E-0A641EC2F600/MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall.meta.diagcab) which dealt specifically with install/uninstall issues. Ran it, told it I was having an install problem and, after a bit, I was shown a list of programs (rather lengthy) and was asked which one was the "problem child". Lo and behold, Voice Activated Commands was on the list. Selected it and waited while Fixit did its thing (something in the registry and more). I was next asked if I wanted to uninstall VAC. Within a nano-second, I clicked Yes. Fixit completed and I tried RC4 - same error message, so I tried installing VAC again. Success! Fired up RC4 and was immediately presented with the registration/activation page - NO 30 MINUTE WAIT!! Pasted ID into encrypter, then pasted resulting key into r/a page which then closed. Started RC4 again - BINGO, BANGO, BONGO! RC4 started normally - again NO 30 MINUTE WAIT! I can now start RC4 from either the 😄 or G: drive, at will. Many thanks and much appreciation to Ray & Ian for sticking with it and their efforts on my behalf!! Ken in Kansas
  15. Standing by .... BTW just tried to update FSUIPC got a message that I had a "later" version, but guess we can sort all that out once we connect.
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