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Weird issue with my mic and vPilot? SOLVED


Jonathan Johnson
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Okay so I just did my first flight on vatsim. I'll post up some stuff later on it (It was soooo awesome and thanks to you guys helping me in the pilot center for the most part it went smooth and I think I did a great job especially with STARs and SIDs). But I had a problem in the beginning contacting MSP departure (If you see this, thank you for being so patient with me).

 

My mic is showing up in windows 10 as on, and if I do a test of it I can hear myself. But for some reason on vPilot I couldn't be heard although they could hear me. I calibrated my mic, tested it, and then it would work for a short period of time. But it was iffy if it worked or not. When I thought I got it working, after getting taxi clearance, ATC responded with (did you copy?) which.. I did but they didn't hear me. So for the rest of flight I kept contact through text.

 

Anyone else have similar mic issues???

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Please realize that although folks will help you as best as possible, very few folks use Win10 (and many staunchly stand by Win7), and Win10 is not a supported platform (at least not yet). So don't get discouraged if you don't get a lot of help. We'll help you as generically as we can, but if it's a Win10 issue, you're a test pilot without a parachute.

Don Desfosse
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Aaaand... SOLVED!

 

Just to let anyone on here know (in case they are in windows 10, could possibly work for windows 7 as well), my issue was not with the mic "not" working, but with it being WAY too soft. I decided, on a hunch, to test if my mic was cutting out (a bad wire on it.. this mic is old and been abused), but what I found after talking to a friend on Ventrilo was that he could barely hear me. It was super quiet. So I went into my microphone settings (in volume controls) and pushed the microphone boost all the way to +30.0db. He said he could hear me perfect then. So while I'm still in FSX/Vatsim I contacted MSP approach to see if they could now hear me... and they can!!! Loud and clear!

 

So I don't know if this is strictly a windows 10 issue (I never had volume issues on chat clients before win10 upgrade) but if you upgrade, and all of a sudden can't be heard, it's most likely your volume is super low.

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