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As discussed in other thread in this forum, I have made a simple little Radio Direction Finder plugin for Euroscope. It helps you locating the active pilot on the frequency by drawing a circle around the tag while transmitting (click middle button to redraw when transmission has ended). If aircraft is outside the current screen area, a line will be drawn, in the direction of the aircraft.

 

Download and further instructions here: https://github.com/chembergj/RDF

Claus Hemberg Joergensen

ATC/Mentor - EKDK FIR, VATSIM Scandinavia 
Vatsim Membership Manager - Americas

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Does it work with the latest ES beta 3.2a(r20)?

 

Trying to load it and I receive "Failed to load plugin DLL".

 

I suppose so. Other users have solved a similar problem by installing this package, before loading the plugin:

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019 that can be found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads

 

Worth a try

Claus Hemberg Joergensen

ATC/Mentor - EKDK FIR, VATSIM Scandinavia 
Vatsim Membership Manager - Americas

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Hey Claus,

 

Great plugin, thank you for the contribution! You're doing me a favour as I was still regularly receiving emails about making the RDF part of my MUAC plugin independent

 

One thing you might consider is threading the function that calls the web server. In the current way you have your plugin implemented, you risk blocking the main Euroscope thread while you make your HTTP reuquest, which would essentially freeze Euroscope, especially since GetActivePilotCallsign gets called quite often when controlling a busy frequency. My code does this if you need inspiration but my implementation is definetly not perfect.

 

Good luck!

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Hey Claus,

 

Great plugin, thank you for the contribution! You're doing me a favour as I was still regularly receiving emails about making the RDF part of my MUAC plugin independent

 

One thing you might consider is threading the function that calls the web server. In the current way you have your plugin implemented, you risk blocking the main Euroscope thread while you make your HTTP reuquest, which would essentially freeze Euroscope, especially since GetActivePilotCallsign gets called quite often when controlling a busy frequency. My code does this if you need inspiration but my implementation is definetly not perfect.

 

Good luck!

 

Hello Pierre.

 

Thank you for your suggestion. I didn't think of that in the first place, but that is of course the right way to do it - newbie ES plugin developer here, so all help appreciated

 

Best regards

Claus Hemberg Joergensen

ATC/Mentor - EKDK FIR, VATSIM Scandinavia 
Vatsim Membership Manager - Americas

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Hi Claus,

 

Are you planning to update the plugin in order for it to work with 'Audio for VATSIM'?

 

Cheers,

 

Martijn

 

Hi Martijn.

 

Yes, I am contact with two of the AFV developers and we have a plan for moving forward on this. If it will be ready before the new AFV hits the real servers, I cannot say at this early time, but at least we have a plan.

 

Regards,

Claus

Claus Hemberg Joergensen

ATC/Mentor - EKDK FIR, VATSIM Scandinavia 
Vatsim Membership Manager - Americas

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Claus,

 

Any news? The standalone client is aware of the transmitting callsign, so I guess the plugin could do the same?

 

(As there is no longer a working voice-list in ES, a RDF is even more convenient than before)

 

Cheers,

 

Martijn

 

Unfortunately no. I suppose Gary Oliver has been extremely busy the recent weeks so didn't wanna bother him again. When things have settled I'll try to get in contact again so I can move forward with the plugin.

 

/Claus

Claus Hemberg Joergensen

ATC/Mentor - EKDK FIR, VATSIM Scandinavia 
Vatsim Membership Manager - Americas

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