[jhb_airlines] Re: Last night's FPI Session

  • From: FREDRICK SMITH <ftd.smith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 08:36:57 +0100 (BST)

i got the same message  as option 1 + or the sever may
be shut down
Tom
 --- Bones <bones@xxxxxxx> wrote: 
> A clue at last..
> 
> You say that when you tried to reconnect you got a
> warning to the effect
> that "a user with this callsign is already
> connected".
> 
> Did anyone else get this message during the session
> - because I did when
> I got dropped from the server and tried to log in
> again.
> 
> It sounds like one of the servers went wonky but was
> keeping our data on
> the system. That may explain why some of us got
> dropped and could not
> re-establish properly. Andy was one.
> 
> If I remember in time for the next session I might
> use ServInfo to check
> the speed of the servers and log on to one that has
> the lowest usage but
> with reasonable ping times. I'll then email everyone
> to say which server
> I have plugged into.
> 
> When it is busy the ATC list in ATOC can be a bit
> fiddly to use. I tend
> to do what you did in the end - open the
> ConnectionBox and close the
> COM1 channel then type in the new station manually.
> 
> Dem bones
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of 
> > Alastair McIntyre
> > Sent: 04 August 2004 18:53
> > To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Last night's FPI
> Session
> > 
> > 
> > Hi John,
> > 
> > Great night, perhaps with a few mishaps.
> > 
> > B.T.W I think you did a great job last night, a
> lesser mortal 
> > would have 
> > crumpled :)
> > 
> > A had a coupe of 'goes' last night, at landing at
> EGCC.
> > 
> > The first flight was with the ATR, all was going
> well, until 
> > I found I 
> > was unable to contact EGCC_APR, although I was
> able to speak 
> > to Andy o.k. FPI said server may be unavailable or
> that a 
> > person with my name was 
> > already connected (or words to that effect).
> > Eventually directed to Manchester ILS by Bones,
> using the UK 
> > channel. Using Active Sky weather at that time,
> the 
> > visibility was atrocious and 
> > I really should have aborted, still I made it in
> the end.
> > 
> > The second attempt was with the JHB737. Was able
> to contact 
> > EGCC_APP by 
> > typing it directly into the connection box.
> > A bit more successful, this time, although, as you
> mentioned, 
> > the frame 
> > rates on arrival were ridiculous, about 2-3 FPS. I
> don't think that 
> > having the VFR scenery active helped the frame
> rate, either.
> > 
> > A strange think that I noticed was that clicking
> on the ATC 
> > box, gave me 
> > entirely frequency from that expected, and
> clicking on the 
> > EGCC_APR line 
> > connected me to a 'Dutch' controller, who asked me
> if I was anywhere 
> > near Iceland!.
> > 
> > Re ATC voice levels, my wish list would be for a
> little 'thermometer' 
> > scale to show that the microphone was actually
> transmitting, 
> > and set to 
> > the correct level.
> > 
> > All in all, a great night, and I hope that we can
> do it 
> > again, sometime. Thanks for your help, and
> patience, John.
> > 
> > Alastair.
> > 
> > P.S would it have helped if we were all using
> different servers, or 
> > should we be all on the same server? How do you
> know which is 
> > the best 
> > server?
> > 
> > Bones wrote:
> > > Despite the problems it was a great evening.
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
>  

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