I have the radar range set to 100nm although I suspect IVAO says it should be set for the range your position is allowed to control to. I beg to differ because range is about 100nm in real life and it allows you to see potential traffic way before they call you. Squawk is more critical in IVAO because it alters the data tag on the radar screen. Because some of you had been flying in Jamaica on Wednesday the squawk was still set to 1200 - which is not recognised in the UK as a VFR squawk. The radar screen therefore shows you as IFR traffic with an IFR data tag. If flying VFR in IVAO remember to set the correct squawk before plugging in. For the UK it is 7000. For Europe (including Ireland) it is 2000 and for the US it is 1200. Once Gerry changed to 7000 the data tag instantly altered to a VFR tag - which shows all controllers that they can mostly ignore the aircraft. If the aircraft started flying towards controlled airspace at a height that would indicate a possible penetration then ATC would watch more closely. If penetration seems inevitable then the controller will take action and ask you to call him via a text message - something we could do with in real life as we can only sit back and watch - and vector our known traffic around the bogie. bones -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill Sent: 10 August 2007 08:42 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO It's quite a change from the way we had slipped into using PCI, having to adapt to IVAO's understandable discipline. Yesterday I logged on, when about to start testing Tony Meredith's mods to his coming version of Barrow. Having done that, I booted up Servinfo and spotted Bones in the seat. Though voice comms were excluded by his being more than 40 miles away, it was a pleasant surprise to get his reminder to turn on the transponder transmit key; another one to go on the checklist. Then Servinfo pointed me at a chap flying from the Scillies to, of all places Barrow! You don't often see Barrow appear on Servinfo. I was quite pleased that we managed to keep each other in the picture using the Unicom text line, then spot him on approach, whilst I was orbitting over Millom wind farm. The only snag with Unicom is the need to think of the next announcement, say finals, ahead of the game, so that it's typed in beforehand leaving just the enter key to hit, when appropriate. When Tom and I were doing some testing, a couple of nights ago, we avoided the no no of chatting on Unicom, by using the Chat boxes. Quite good when the way in has been cracked. The icing on the cake, yesterday, was the Scillies sourced ATR42 appearing in my FSC window, which I'd opened in case it would show. Now if only I knew how to increase the range at which it picks up IVAO traffic, to something like that at which it shows my AI. My enthusiasm for IVA grows daily. I now log on for most flying. The skies seem far less empty! Gerry Winskill FrankTurley@xxxxxxx wrote: > 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.