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So I was just doing a routine IFR flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles, and everything went fine up until the final approach - LAX Tower's voice clarity was very, very choppy and I could barely understand him. I was lined up to land on 25R, and suddenly this 737 that was holding short begins to line up on the runway (Yes, I was cleared to land). The tower didn't tell the 737 to get off the runway (or if he did, I didn't hear it) and I was forced to go around. When I did end up landing, the tower apologized to me and I went to LAX Ground for taxiing to the gate.

 

So, long story short, the voice quality in some areas needs to improve. And it's not just in the LA area. It's definitely not me, my computer is right next to my router. What do you guys think???

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I think stuff happens. You have to adapt. Voice problems happen on real radios. 25R is a departure runway. You should have been lining up for 25L. You say tower was choppy. Are you sure he cleared you to land on 25R? If so then the guy on the runway was his problem not yours. He apologized. No big deal. Just my 2 cents

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I think stuff happens. You have to adapt. Voice problems happen on real radios. 25R is a departure runway. You should have been lining up for 25L. You say tower was choppy. Are you sure he cleared you to land on 25R? If so then the guy on the runway was his problem not yours. He apologized. No big deal. Just my 2 cents

 

Yeah, even SoCal Approach said that tower was having problems before I changed frequencies... So I guess I don't blame him... And yeah, that 737 kinda pissed me off but it's over now. I'm flying the route again tomorrow morning so hopefully it will be clearer.

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It's definitely not me, my computer is right next to my router. What do you guys think???

 

I think the proximity of your computer to the router has nothing to do with it.

 

Seriously though, if LAX tower was the only one that sounded choppy to you, then it was his microphone and/or internet connection that had an issue.

 

That being said, there is plenty of room for improvement in VATSIM's voice infrastructure. There are developers working on it behind the scenes.

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It's definitely not me, my computer is right next to my router. What do you guys think???

 

I think the proximity of your computer to the router has nothing to do with it.

 

Seriously though, if LAX tower was the only one that sounded choppy to you, then it was his microphone and/or internet connection that had an issue.

 

That being said, there is plenty of room for improvement in VATSIM's voice infrastructure. There are developers working on it behind the scenes.

 

I've been to a lot of other places where the ATC coverage is choppy/bad... But anyway, glad to hear the vPilot team is working on things.

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