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Hey Ross,

Is it possible to add real SELCAL sounds to vPilot instead of "ding dong", such as the FSINN or swift? This can sound more real

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In real aircraft, at least the ones I am aware of, you don't hear the actual SELCAL tones unless you happen to have the volume turned up on your HF radio. Instead, you hear a notification tone that tells you that your HF radio has detected the SELCAL tones for your specific aircraft. What the pilot hears is the same from one aircraft to the next. Just like how your text message notification tone on your phone sounds the same no matter who is texting you.

That's why vPilot just plays a generic tone for SELCAL.

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55 minutes ago, Ross Carlson said:

In real aircraft, at least the ones I am aware of, you don't hear the actual SELCAL tones unless you happen to have the volume turned up on your HF radio. Instead, you hear a notification tone that tells you that your HF radio has detected the SELCAL tones for your specific aircraft. What the pilot hears is the same from one aircraft to the next. Just like how your text message notification tone on your phone sounds the same no matter who is texting you.

That's why vPilot just plays a generic tone for SELCAL.

yeah you are right. The aircraft will recognize the sound and give a prompt. Maybe it's a good idea that vpilot will display a prompt window when receiving SELCAL?

HONGYE ZHANG

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22 minutes ago, Hongye Zhang said:

yeah you are right. The aircraft will recognize the sound and give a prompt. Maybe it's a good idea that vpilot will display a prompt window when receiving SELCAL?

Personally speaking, I don't think that's necessary. You can enable the option to have vPilot flash its icon in the Task Bar when a SELCAL message is received. That, plus the audible tone, plus the text in the messages window should be sufficient.

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Just now, Ross Carlson said:

Personally speaking, I don't think that's necessary. You can enable the option to have vPilot flash its icon in the Task Bar when a SELCAL message is received. That, plus the audible tone, plus the text in the messages window should be sufficient.

ok I see, because It is the same as the normal PMDG cabin sound, I don't even know it is SELCAL call. 

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VATSIM People's Republic of China Division (VATPRC)

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