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As a former user of fsinn it is usefull to me at least that way I know im transmitting on frequency. I use projectors not monitors and vpilot is on a smaller monitor in my simpit.

 

Don't you already know that you're transmitting? I mean, you are aware that you're pressing the PTT key ...

 

If you're looking for a way to know that you're pressing PTT *and* vPilot is connected to an active controller's voice channel, then that functionality already exists, in the inverse sense. vPilot sounds a buzzer if you press the PTT when you're not on an active voice channel.

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I think what he wants is an aural indicator that his PTT key press is being received by the software. Very useful for troubleshooting comms issues.

 

That can be done by observing either the debug window messages, or the TX box lighting up.

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I think what he wants is an aural indicator that his PTT key press is being received by the software. Very useful for troubleshooting comms issues.

 

That can be done by observing either the debug window messages, or the TX box lighting up.

 

That's more of a visual indicator. An aural indicator is, as Tony specifies, an audible feedback indicator. I'm pretty sure FSInn and Squawkbox both have this feature available.

 

It's actually beneficial to have two aural indicators - one when transmission starts, and one when transmission terminates. The latter could be used for quick identification of a "stuck mic" situation on the pilot's end in which case the "transmission terminated" chirp would not be observed.

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I think what he wants is an aural indicator that his PTT key press is being received by the software. Very useful for troubleshooting comms issues.

 

That can be done by observing either the debug window messages, or the TX box lighting up.

 

That's more of a visual indicator. An aural indicator is, as Tony specifies, an audible feedback indicator. I'm pretty sure FSInn and Squawkbox both have this feature available.

 

I was addressing your comment about troubleshooting ... visual is all you need for that.

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As a former user of fsinn it is usefull to me at least that way I know im transmitting on frequency. I use projectors not monitors and vpilot is on a smaller monitor in my simpit.

 

Don't you already know that you're transmitting? I mean, you are aware that you're pressing the PTT key ...

 

If you're looking for a way to know that you're pressing PTT *and* vPilot is connected to an active controller's voice channel, then that functionality already exists, in the inverse sense. vPilot sounds a buzzer if you press the PTT when you're not on an active voice channel.

 

Maybe I did not make my self clear before. As Scott states, I was looking for an audio noise when the ptt key is pressed as fsinn uses on an active voice channel. The light does me no good as to vpilot is on a small screen in a simpit with surround projectors as I do not use text not the latter ross as you state.

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No, I understand ... as you said you want to know when you're transmitting. I'm saying that if you press PTT, and you DON'T hear the buzzer, you know you're transmitting.

 

But if the PTT press is not received by the software, then no buzzer will sound. The negative feedback scheme is completely useless.

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No, I understand ... as you said you want to know when you're transmitting. I'm saying that if you press PTT, and you DON'T hear the buzzer, you know you're transmitting.

 

But if the PTT press is not received by the software, then no buzzer will sound. The negative feedback scheme is completely useless.

 

As I said before, you can troubleshoot that situation using the debug window.

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Old topic I know, but I'd find this option really useful too.

 

This week on Worldflight I had three people in my cockpit and on several occasion we accidentally talked over the pilot monitoring while he was replying to ATC. A beep would tell everyone that he'd started transmitting and wasn't just joining in the conversation. FSInn had that feature and I kind of miss it

 

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