In fact your timing was rather unfortunate. John came on channel and I was able to ask him to disconnect but before I could log out and reconnect myself - to re-establish channel authority - you logged in. A quick check showed that I still didn't have channel control - the editing and bouncing options were still greyed out - so that is why I asked you to log off Teamspeak. Only then was I able to close the channel down and restart it correctly. I don't know if connecting is harder for pilots but it is fairly automatic for controllers. Starting the controller software kicks TS into action and all you have to do is create the channel, add the callsign and bang in the weather. For pilots I would say that the only caution is that when you have finished your flying you have to make sure that you leave the ATC channel, or close TS down, otherwise that channel remains active. This locks it and prevents ATC from opening it again. bones -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of FrankTurley@xxxxxxx Sent: 10 August 2007 08:19 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO In a message dated 09/08/2007 20:14:27 GMT Daylight Time, bones@xxxxxxx writes: Thanks John. It looks like TS is similar to Roger Wilco in that the last person on a channel is automatically given channel authority. That means you become responsible for updating the ATIS for the station you have logged in to <vbg>.. When I logged back on to EGNS_APP you were still tuned in so I couldn't update the information. Something else to learn.. bones Hi Bones, I was just testing my IVAO installation and going through the manual to try it when I saw you at EGNS on the Eye. Managed a brief contact, then I got called away, sorry. I guessed you were having TS problems anyway. The next job is to write a series of connect instructions on a single sheet of paper, rather than wading through chapters in the manual! Frank T.