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  1. To answer the question: No, I haven't. Are you planning on using a mic stand or something else to hold it...or are you literally planning on holding it?
  2. This whole discussion is very entertaining . Everyone wants to believe that this is an issue of "realism." It's "realistic" to do it this way, it's "realistic" to do it that way. The thing is, like Ross pointed out...the "realism" point can be twisted to anyone's desire...it really holds no merit. Here's the issue here...it's of VATSIM nature. Do you take the environment of VATSIM and only take the literal, face value of it and apply procedures? Or do you take it and plug in a bit of role play and imagination? I'm not sure how clear that is for everyone to understand, so I'll try to
  3. The only thing that I still like to advocate about this, and I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ume most controllers agree (or at least many)...whenever you're not sure if you can get services for a particular airport, just dial up the frequency and request your services/procedure/clearance/etc. At best, the controller will issue your clearance or further instructions. At worst, the controller will give you a "frequency change approved" (effectively saying nope) or otherwise say "no services available." For whatever reason...to me, getting private messages from pilots is very, very obnoxious (whether
  4. Darn, that's too bad. I really thought that the Firewall + the Ports would've helped the situation or been the main problem. Sorry Roger...I really can't think of anything else. Maybe someone else can come up with something.
  5. I'm not quite sure what the issue would be offhand. I would first do what Arjun said. Make sure you're config and sector files are backed up, then delete the VRC configuration file. Obviously you copied it already, so hopefully you remember what file(s) they are...should be something like vrc.cfg or something or other. Basically...you'll be resetting VRC, see if that works. It could be that the copied files have caused VRC to be unable to connect. If not, then move on: Usually when I get issues, it goes opposite of what you're saying. Usually, I'll start up VRC and I'll get a messag
  6. The point is not about your ability to coordinate, it's that controllers shouldn't really be refusing handoffs unless they're right going to hit the Disconnect button. From the standpoint of being active...you're supposed to have control over the aircraft in your airspace ([Mod - Happy Thoughts]uming here the situation is about enroute IFR aircraft not getting handed off). If you're online, you're supposed to have positive contact with any aircraft coming over from an adjacent sector, and that's done by handoff. Unless you know 100% that you will be hitting the disconnect button very, ve
  7. The first sections of the PRC will explain the software for Xplane though. Xplane uses a different piece of software to connect to VATSIM (since it has different ways of sending it's flight data than Flight Simulator does).
  8. As far as I know, there's no changes available as of yet. Also if I remember looking at the draft images, the new terminal will be placed somewhere east of taxiway K, (obviously near the current Smith terminal) along the side...and so I don't think taxiways will change. Actually I stopped to actually check the current ground diagram as soon as I wrote that. It looks like the new terminal is actually depicted there now. You'll still see the old three-spoke Smith terminal, but notice to the side and just behind it the new building depictions. Those are all part of the North Terminal.
  9. Personally, I don't see why you feel that this should be an issue a pilot feels he "needs to simulate." ASDE-X and the [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ociated equipment is purely something for ATC and to help ATC do their job. As has been stated, we really, truly don't have the means to accurately simulate it. We can pretend we're simulating it, but it's not being accurately done. So thusly...it should be purely up to the ARTCC whether or not they need to bother emulating ASDE-X (and a pilot shouldn't feel positively or negatively either way, whether they do it or not). [Then there would be a whole
  10. I think what we need is a thorough explanation of what ASDE-X is and how it is used. As an amateur virtual controller, I'm presently thoroughly confused. I've been around the block for about six or seven years, and so I have a pretty thorough understanding of procedures and operations...I've seen so many discussions, debates, and explanations that would make any new controller's head spin. I like to think that I have a pretty accurate view of how procedures and phraseology work. I however, do not have first hand real world experience with the actual equipment and how it works. I will b
  11. Ah, Sensei, thank you for that reminder. We almost forgot what we do as controllers. Since you have no formal ATC training on VATSIM, it would seem that you didn't have any idea what Harold actually just was saying. This causes you to not realize that there are actually some answers to Harold's questions that we can contribute to this discussion. There is no problem with the controller clients, first off, let's dispel any issues that might arise from your statement. You should be able to set up your airspace filter(s). In ASRC, you can set a hard floor to your airspace wi
  12. Um, besides that bed-time story I just wrote there: Nice work, ZNY.
  13. The ZOB system still exists, but is offline. I'm not sure that it's been used for a while. If you go to the zob website (zobartcc.org), hover on Air Traffic Operations and go down to "Status Information" it will pop up. What that does is post some major/important ATIS cycles, MIT/MINIT requirements for any special airports, ARTCCs, or zones, and let's you post NOTAMs or other traffic advisories to cycle. It refreshes every 30 seconds. I wrote it completely in HTML, PHP, and JS. I think it was about two or three years ago that I developed it (for some reason the post that Steve Perry l
  14. I've never tried to use 98...but I would at least double check your internet connection, any firewalls, routers, and any other problem that might prevent VRC from connecting. When I've seen the downloading server list message for a while, it's been a firewall problem. Although...in those situations, I've always been able to go up, hit Connect and still connect to the network fine (even though the message sits there saying it's not downloading).
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