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Hello developers --

 

Two interesting issues came up for me tonight I would like some guidance on. I am using swift for X-Plane 11.

 

(1) When attempting to fill in my flightplan, text chatter was happening on the frequency I had tuned on COM1, and the text chat box kept popping up while I was trying to type. Is there some option I've enabled which causes this, and, if so, where can I disable it?

 

(2) More distressing -- a fellow pilot sent me a PM, but when I typed at the bottom of the chat window, the message I typed went on COM2 instead. The big problem was I had COM2 tuned to Guard (121.5) so the messages went to EVERY CONTROLLER IN THE AREA. A VATSIM supervisor actually contacted me asking me to stop, and all I was doing was trying to message my friend back. A couple controllers messaged me as well and I was able to answer them, but whenever I tried typing to my friend the pilot, it went out on COM2, even after I changed that to 122.8.

 

This latter one was quite embarr[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ing, as I am an experienced VATSIM pilot for many years, and I know that transmitting on 121.5 is annoying to EVERY CONTROLLER -- especially in the middle of a Friday Night Ops event when dozens were online around me. So to all of the controllers that received those messages, I certainly apologize and will ensure COM2 is tuned only to 122.8 or some other "dummy" frequency until the mystery of why my PMs were sent over that channel is solved.

Cheers,

-R.

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This is the timestamp for what I guess is the best shot of me demonstrating the unusual response. The actual issue happened much earlier but the swift window was mostly off-screen for that.

 

Apologies again to all the ATC working the event.

Cheers,

-R.

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Hi Robert,

 

have you had a chance to raise an official bug report with the swift team? (to make sure we don't create a duplicate report)

 

https://dev.swift-project.org/w/help/

https://dev.swift-project.org/w/help/gi/reportingbugs

 

Alternatively you could join our Discord support server and report the issue there: https://dev.swift-project.org/w/contact/

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