Thanks for the reply. I received my new headset to find the mic didn't work. SMH. When I used the text I was on the GA ramp of the airport the ATC's was covering, KATL. I'm hoping to get this straightened out because after doing flight planning and filing, etc., it's been a let down to turn off squawkbox and just use the in game ATC.
I'm new to VATSIM and have spent the past nights trying to communicate with ATC. My headset wouldn't recognize my mic and I haven't received the replacement yet. I have tried to use the text only, after filing flight plans saying so in areas with ATC. I'm not getting any responses. Is there something I'm not doing right? BTW I have switched to the freq displayed by the ATC name on my vhf each time. Thanks for any help.