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Hi there,

 

I want to be a controller on VATSIM but only want to do ground control first. Im still learning reading chards but nearly fully understand ground chats with some extra training. Can you do ground control only. And is there a way to observe a controller without registering wit atc yet.

 

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Once you complete training, you will be promoted to S1. That means you can control any position as either Clearance Delivery, Ground, or Tower. So, even though you'll be able to control tower, you don't have to. Knock yourself out.

 

As for observing, all you need to do is download one of the clients George mentioned, and log on as "[ARTCC identifier]_OBS." If you're observing in Minneapolis, for example, you'd log on as "ZMP_OBS." If at Los Angeles, you would log on as "ZLA_OBS." Now this is all [Mod - Happy Thoughts]uming you're in VATUSA; I believe it is similar in other parts of the world. (EGTT_OBS)

-Cheers!

Michael Hess

ZMP Webmaster

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How do i connect in VRC. I now have it installed.

 

You'll find all the instructions in the VRC docomeentation at http://www.metacraft.com/VRC/docomeentation.shtml

 

Try the Observers Guide to start with as that [Mod - Happy Thoughts]umes you don't know anything about VRC or ATC before you start.

Ruth McTighe

Heathrow Director, Essex Radar, Thames Radar, London Information

[Mod - Happy Thoughts]t webmistress CIX VFR Club http://www.cixvfrclub.org.uk/

Webmistress Plan-G http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/

Now not a VATanything

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Hello im looking for atc training but i cant get onto uk site as its down. Please help me as i want to join atc. Thanks

 

If you want to join the UK you'll need to wait until the site comes back, as all the information and facitilities are on that site. In the meantime, logon as an observer in the UK watch and talk to the UK controllers, and you'll start to pick up what is going on

Ruth McTighe

Heathrow Director, Essex Radar, Thames Radar, London Information

[Mod - Happy Thoughts]t webmistress CIX VFR Club http://www.cixvfrclub.org.uk/

Webmistress Plan-G http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/

Now not a VATanything

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I'm sure Mike know where to download a copy of ASRC and as far as I know, there are other websites that have it on their downloads... have a search and see what you can find, I'm sure there's something out there.

Romano Lara
vACC Philippines, Manager - Training & Standards
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hey..i want to become part of the New York ATC but it says i have to sign up at vatusa. When they verify me at vatusa they say my vatsim CID is not valid. Is the vatsim CID what u get from vatsim or do u apply for that seperatly?

 

Hello Sean,

 

The only CID you will ever receive is your VATSIM ID. Confirm that you are entering your VATSIM ID and VATSIM p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word correctly when you submit the form on the VATUSA website. It appears as if you aren't entering your p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word exactly as you would to sign into the network (don't copy and paste it since you may be getting an extra character at the beginning or end).

 

If that doesn't work, you can always send me a PM or submit a support ticket on the VATUSA website. I'd be glad to help if you require any further [Mod - Happy Thoughts]istance.

 

All the best!

Alex Bailey

ZMA I-1

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:oops: ok can some one tell me if I have to download the ATC software to be able to log in just as a observer, I am new to vatsim but have been a member for about 4 years just haven't had the nerve to get in there and have a go. Can some one help me out ?

 

You can log in to observe traffic using either ATC or pilot software. It depends what you're intending to observe. Can you elaborate? Since you posted in "Getting started in ATC", I will [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ume you'd like to observe ATC operations and your best bet would be to download an ATC client and connect to the network as an observer.

Alex Bailey

ZMA I-1

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There are multiple atc clients. 2 are used frequently by most controllers.

 

Euroscope is the newest with the most options but difficult to master completely. (I still haven't figured everything out)

And VRC. A simpeler version but also with many options.

 

It depends what your preference is.

 

Your choice of radar clients depends most, I think, on if the ARTCC involved has a compatible sector file. Although for observing only it might not make too much of a difference, I think it is just easier to use the radar client that the ARTCC suggests.

 

If you do end up having a choice of radar clients (that is, the ARTCC supports both EuroScope and VRC sector files), I suggest the following:

 

  • If you are an OBS, an S1, or an S2, use VRC. For certain FIRs outside of the United States, no VRC sector file may be available, so use EuroScope.
  • If you are an S3 or higher, and your ARTCC/FIR provides a EuroScope sector file, and you are already proficient in VRC, use EuroScope.

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A. Karl Kornel - vZID C1, FE, and Mentor

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Do both EuroScope and VRC Have sector files for Australia (YBTL) and if so which one ?

 

Hmmmmm.... As a US controller, I do not know. However, I do know where you can go to find the answer!

 

  • You can go to the web page for Australia ATC. To find that, you can go to vatsim.net, to the Oceania region (it's way on the right), to VATPAC, and then to For Controllers, and finally to Sector Files!
  • Also, you can try the Australia section of the forums!

A. Karl Kornel - vZID C1, FE, and Mentor

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Hi Karl, I downloaded VRC client and used the links you posted on your last post for the sector files, it took me 2 days to work out the sector files or if you will how to use them. Now I'm having trouble trying to listening in, I now I don't have it right on the comm panel, vox server ? vox channel ?. What do I put in there? or is there some where to download files for comms.

 

If anyone can help, it would be good

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