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vPilot stop working mid-flight and will not work


Nick Dobda 1345456
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I was getting ready for a flight as normal. Got clearance from ground as normal. 10 mins later when I was ready to taxi, I could not get ahold of ground... instead I get the buzz. I could not hear any transmissions either.

 

After a few resets, the problem persisted... I decided to take off anyway. When I made it to the next available controller... same thing- radio silence (I could not hear anything) and I could not speak (buzzer).

 

I played with the thing for an hour, updated the vPilot software but the same exact problem persisted. I noticed as well I couldn't even hear the ATIS.

 

The radio tuned in the cockpit changed the frequency in vPilot, and when I PTT i get a buzzer, but the TX turns blue as if it was working. I ran the debug code and it recognizes PTT (true when press, false when let go).

 

The only thing I can notice is the COM1 COM2 in vPilot is white, not blue.

 

I also was sure to run the program as administrator.

 

Can someone give me a clue how to fix this? I've attached a picture as I am pushing to talk.

 

Also, I've tested my mic through an external test, the microphone works just fine. Calibration works just fine. Communications worked perfect up until it started buzzing.

 

http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt336/luckyleaf6/VPe1_1.jpg

 

VPe1_1.jpg

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The buzzer means you are not connected to the controller's voice server. My best guess is that something is blocking the connection, such as firewall or anti-virus software.

 

You ever heard of this happening mid-flight? One minute it was working fine (I got clearance through voice), and one minute it was buzzing.

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Note that I'm just speculating ... I don't know for sure if it is a router issue.

 

If it is a router issue, then "rebooting" vpilot or the vpilot computer will have no effect, since the router is a separate piece of machinery.

 

This doesn't sound like the cl[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ic UDP port timeout issue, since the symptoms are very different there, but it might be worth trying the fix for that issue anyway. The fix there is to ensure that port 3290 UDP is forwarded to the machine running vPilot. This forwarding is done in your router, and each router is different. Consult your router's docomeentation for how to forward a port.

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The fix there is to ensure that port 3290 UDP is forwarded to the machine running vPilot. This forwarding is done in your router, and each router is different. Consult your router's docomeentation for how to forward a port.

 

Sounds complex! Thank you very much though for the input. All thoughts and solutions are appreciated.

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Nick, when you experience this issue and you get the buzzer when pressing PTT, have you tried tuning your radio to a different frequency, and then tuning back to the frequency where you had the problem? That should force vPilot to re-connect to the voice server. I'm curious if that works. I realize it's not a solution, just a workaround, but it might shed some light.

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Nick, when you experience this issue and you get the buzzer when pressing PTT, have you tried tuning your radio to a different frequency, and then tuning back to the frequency where you had the problem? That should force vPilot to re-connect to the voice server. I'm curious if that works. I realize it's not a solution, just a workaround, but it might shed some light.

 

I'm not at my comp, but at the time switching channels back and forth was working. I got the little humming chime thing as if everything were working great, but still got the buzz.. I was texting the controller he said he could not hear me, but was hearing the buzzes.

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Following up - Booting up and running the program last night everything worked as it should. No idea what happened two nights ago-

 

The two things I saw that were happening was the frequency was not turning blue, and I was getting a buzz when I PTT.

 

It doesn't matter now, but if it happens again I'd be curious to know how to fix the problem.

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