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Re: SIMCOM X Voice application

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:28 am
by ATC Roo
Last update before Christmas (Merry Christmas to everybody).

I found an issue that would stop people connecting to the SCX network, so fixed it.
Fixed the issue that Tony found with the standby display, it should now update as soon as it's changed in the sim.

And I downloaded the Demo of Xplane 11 to give that a whirl.
SimCom X does work with Xplane 11 by using XPUIPC from Pete Dowsons site.
The only thing it can't do is listen to both Com 1 and Com 2 whilst COM 2 is the Transmit box.
It will listen to both Com 1 and Com 2 whilst Com 1 is the Transmit box.

Else everything else should be fully working.

In response to the distance parameters Tony, they are as follows...

Anything 40nm or less from you will be heard as normal.
Anything 200nm or greater from you will not be heard.

Inbetween those distances the volume is decreased by one as below...

Distance in Nm..
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
125
150
175
200

Then we factor in the stations altitude and increase the volume by one each time....
Altitude in feet....
1000
2000
4000
6000
8000
10000
14000
18000
20000


Example:

Everybody starts off with a volume of 20 Decibels.

You will (should) hear...
An aircraft 30nm from you and at ground level @20db (its within 40nm of you).
An aircraft 65nm from you at ground level @15db (we lose 1 db for each range, its gone through 45, 50, 55, 60 and 65).
An aircraft 65nm from you at an altitude of 8000ft @20db (the same as the line above, but we now re add 1db for each altitude range. So 15db + 1000, 2000, 4000,6000 and 8000).

So when testing if you are both on the ground and 190nm away from each other you will be very quiet, slew up to FL200 still 190nm away and you will be louder.

I hope that makes sense?

Re: SIMCOM X Voice application

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:59 pm
by kc10b747fe
Thanks for the explanation. We'll give it test and report back. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and thanks for a great product.


Tony J

Re: SIMCOM X Voice application

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:52 am
by rkantos
Would it be possible to add an ATIS mode to the application? Basically that would allow transmitting without interruption. Even better would of course be, if one could directly connect the ATIS and even normal Voice comms from EuroScope to Simcom X. Currently the "We can't get a word in edgeways" prohibits transmitting for more than 30s. I have cirumvented it with AHK by using a "Mail" virtual key to keep the PTT pressed for 29s and repeat.

Maybe there could be a setting for the user side, which would still allow blocking constantly transmitting people? Though I think the banlist is already enough if someone was to abuse it.

Re: SIMCOM X Voice application

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:09 pm
by ATC Roo
rkantos wrote:Would it be possible to add an ATIS mode to the application? Basically that would allow transmitting without interruption. Even better would of course be, if one could directly connect the ATIS and even normal Voice comms from EuroScope to Simcom X. Currently the "We can't get a word in edgeways" prohibits transmitting for more than 30s. I have cirumvented it with AHK by using a "Mail" virtual key to keep the PTT pressed for 29s and repeat.

Maybe there could be a setting for the user side, which would still allow blocking constantly transmitting people? Though I think the banlist is already enough if someone was to abuse it.


The current Simcom X is the pilot client.

I'm working on a Simcom X VCCS for Controllers.
I'll look into adding an ATIS function, but I want to primarily be able to voice(Phone) call other controllers whilst also being able to talk to pilots on the Radio.