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Accessories / Re: PSX BACARS - V4.0.9
« Last post by torrence on Tue, 21 May 2019 23:19 »
Question re: Printing flight plan from SimBrief

Trying to get printable version of flight plan - used to to work fine with the "download OFP" button to get a hard copy or PDF file of flight plan, but when I tried it today the FLIGHT PLAN button just produces a screen flash but no file.  Info is all there in the scroll down box but I can't seem to find a way to get a printable version.  What am I missing?

Cheers
Torrence
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Hangar 7 / Re: What headsets do you prefer to wear when flying?
« Last post by John H Watson on Mon, 20 May 2019 23:59 »
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Flying with Hillbilly Hotmike is pretty much standard now.

Note that doing this will mute (or reduce the volume of) one or both speakers. As mentioned, if you're flying with a 3rd pilot who is not wearing a headset, he/she may not be in the loop.

On the Classic 747, the aural warnings came through the regular speakers, but (fortunately) I think most of the aural warnings were unmuted. The Radio Altimeter DH tone was the exception.
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Accessories / Re: PSX BACARS - V4.0.9
« Last post by Martin B on Mon, 20 May 2019 23:02 »
Hi Martin

This issue cropped up about a year ago.  Search for topic " BACARS WX/AIS Problem ".  Yours is probably the same - trying to SEND a new request before the print out from a previous request completes will virtually 'jam' the printer.  One work around is just to treat it as a feature and don't do that.  Gary also suggested getting rid of some xml files and that worked for me - not sure he has gotten around to fix in the code yet.

Cheers,
Torrence

Brilliant - all sorted - many thanks Torrence, and sorry for not spotting the dedicated thread.

Just in case anyone looks here, go to the Resources folder in the BACARS directory and delete the 2 .xml files.

Thanks again,

M
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Accessories / Re: PSX BACARS - V4.0.9
« Last post by torrence on Mon, 20 May 2019 19:33 »
Hi Martin

This issue cropped up about a year ago.  Search for topic " BACARS WX/AIS Problem ".  Yours is probably the same - trying to SEND a new request before the print out from a previous request completes will virtually 'jam' the printer.  One work around is just to treat it as a feature and don't do that.  Gary also suggested getting rid of some xml files and that worked for me - not sure he has gotten around to fix in the code yet.

Cheers,
Torrence
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Hangar 7 / Re: What headsets do you prefer to wear when flying?
« Last post by turbodiddley on Mon, 20 May 2019 17:11 »
Flying with Hillbilly Hotmike is pretty much standard now. Use a rubber band on the comm panel to hold the switch in the INT position. Much safer to hear your other crew members clearly, and to have both earpieces on the ear to clearly hear ATC. This gives maximum passive noise suppression by having the earpieces on the ears, and if you have active noise suppression, then that is maximized as well.

The -8F and other more modern Boeing jets come from the factory with a locking hot mike switch on the yoke.

Shouting over the noise of the jet is becoming a thing of the past.

This was standard in the military, but only has been creeping into the industry for the last 10 years or so. Interesting that it took so long to take hold. I think it was with the advent of noise cancelling headsets that people started rethinking it.
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Accessories / Re: PSX BACARS - V4.0.9
« Last post by Martin B on Mon, 20 May 2019 15:43 »
Hi. I've been using BACARS for 3 months and it's great, but in the last couple of weeks on the weather request page, SEND has become SENT and it's no longer possible to send a request. I don't think anything has altered in my setup and I've tried restarting several times - any idea what the issue might be?

Thanks,

Martin
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Hangar 7 / Re: Permission to Have PSX Published
« Last post by Derek Adam on Mon, 20 May 2019 06:45 »
Hi Hardy,
3 weeks delay before the editor comes out to see my setup, and if he likes what we have , publication will occur in the July edition.
I will keep you updated.
Cheers
Derek
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Hangar 7 / Re: What headsets do you prefer to wear when flying?
« Last post by John H Watson on Mon, 20 May 2019 03:02 »
We call these mic audio processing circuits "Compressor/VOX" circuits. On the 767 interphone system, any mic input below 40mV will not be passed.

Once a decent mic signal is received, you can then hear background noise in your headset. As an engineer, I didn't like not hearing anything if I keyed the microphone and heard nothing (prior to speaking).

Quote from: Jon
Some of our 767s have the control column locking mechanism.

Ah.. thanks.
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Hangar 7 / Re: What headsets do you prefer to wear when flying?
« Last post by Hardy Heinlin on Sun, 19 May 2019 22:01 »
No, the noise gate is just in the pilot-to-pilot channel. I used these systems when I flew little Cessnas in the USA because they were built in. The gate wasn't in the ATC transmission channel. There is no automatic transmission.


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Hangar 7 / Re: What headsets do you prefer to wear when flying?
« Last post by RRVyper on Sun, 19 May 2019 21:51 »
What is a "hot mic"? Is it an audio system that uses noise gates? You mean their noise gate threshold is set too high so that their audio output is muted when they are speaking at a volume level below that threshold?

When I used such systems, many years ago, I always made a click noise with my tongue before speaking. That opened the gate clearly and assured that the first vowel in my sentence wasn't muted :-)

So you may hear ...

Click-flapsfive

... instead of ...

Psfive


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I think you are referring to a VOX system (voice operated transmit) where you can set the sensitivity using a little volume knob. It prevented having to key the mic but caused the issue you solved with your tongue-click.  :)
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