WAKE UP CALL
Ok! So, you are looking at a blank scope – hoping and praying that traffic appears and you sit there for 10 mins – 20 mins – 40 mins- 60 mins and no traffic. So, what to do? Well, you could go on our website and check out the Forum chatter or, you could check out our Documents Section to update yourself (or not).
Whatever you decide to do to break the boredom, even sit back into your favourite computer desk chair and r e l a x. Whoops, don’t doze off! Traffic may appear on your scope.
Well, what you may need is a “wake-up-call”. I may have the answer.
I have installed a “bicycle bell” sound into my VRC sound system. I searched the internet and found WAV SOUNDS, downloaded some to my computer and installed a couple of sounds into my VRC Sound System and in particular the “bicycle bell” sound which is automatically activated if any of the following events occur:-
• Handoff request
• Point out
• Radio message
• Chat message
• ATC message
• Flight strip received
• A/C appears on my arrivals/departure list
I assure you, the alarm is very load and grabs your attention. Also, sometimes I have sat there, looking at a blank scope and wondering when the traffic will appear, only to find that sometime ago, I was disconnected from the Network – for whatever reason – server problem – ISP problem – Router problem. Anyway, I have not noticed the disconnection because I was not expecting it nor looking for it. So, one of the WAV SOUNDS that I have installed is a very large sound from UK = BIG BEN and, let me assure you, it is loud and gets your attention to the fact that you have been disconnected!
Anyway, apart from the subtle little noxious standard VRC sounds I like the sounds to mean something
Happy snoozing – sorry, I meant controlling
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