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Bill Gardiner 865588
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And, Bill, of course, it's not advised to remove that sound. It's there for a reason -- to inform you that there is a new message that you should be aware of, whether on the comm channel or a private message.

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Freq messages including your callsign, and initial PMs, use a different more attention demanding sound file, which is helpfull. Flying enroute in airport dense areas can be a nuisance indeed with the general message sound active. Though, I strongly advise to have vPilot open on a second monitor so that you can stay in the loop, otherwise removing the sound would be foolhardy.

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Yes, the stay on top works on the second monitor. I listen for my call sign and don't really need the squelch sound. It plays a lot more often than just when I'm getting a message, I hear it all the time. But maybe that is configurable. In any case, I think I'm better off without it. Just a personal preference thing.

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Will the "stay on top" tick option work on the second monitor? Even though it's not "on top of" FSX?

 

Yes, that keeps the vPilot window on top of all other windows, not just FSX. Note that it will not help if you use FSX in full screen mode. Full screen mode hides all other windows, even those that are set to be on top.

 

I listen for my call sign and don't really need the squelch sound. It plays a lot more often than just when I'm getting a message, I hear it all the time. But maybe that is configurable. In any case, I think I'm better off without it. Just a personal preference thing.

 

Yeah, you're referring to the sound that is played when a text radio message comes in on the frequency you are tuned to, doesn't matter if it's directed to you or not.

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Yes, the stay on top works on the second monitor. I listen for my call sign and don't really need the squelch sound. It plays a lot more often than just when I'm getting a message, I hear it all the time. But maybe that is configurable. In any case, I think I'm better off without it. Just a personal preference thing.

 

I don't know if it violates any software agreements, but is replacing the .wav with something more subtle or running the existing .wav through a sound editor and decreasing the volume an option for you?

 

I don't want to dictate how you personally conduct your flights, but I believe that there is a degree in maintaining situational awareness in monitoring the frequency, even if messages aren't specifically directed towards me. At the same time, I can understand one not wanting it so annoying, that it takes away from the enjoyment.

 

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It is clearly a personal thing--most people didn't even recognize what I meant when I said squelching noise. For me, it seemed loud and happened so often that I didn't realize it was tied to incoming messages. As I said, I listen for my call sign so don't need it. If it just played when I get a message I would consider turning down the volume of the sound and keeping it but for now I have just renamed the file so it doesn't play at all.

 

Thanks everyone for your help and thanks to vpilot for a great program. I'm a member of a VA and we are pretty much 100% on vpilot not because it is company policy but because it is our choice.

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