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(VOICE) Q: When I transmit on POSCON, other users report that I sound like I am in a tin can and far away from the mic. How can I prevent this?
Revision: 27 Aug 2021

A: In order to fix this, simply change the state of sound effects settings in Windows. This only applies to some microphones.

  • Navigate to Sound Control Panel > Recording > (Click on device) > Properties > Enhancements
  • Change the state of the "Disable all sound effects" checkbox, hit Apply, then return it to its original state, and hit Apply again.
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(VOICE) Q: Other pilots and ATC tell me that my audio transmissions sound scrambled or unreadable.
Revision: 27 Aug 2021

A: This could be one of two things: you currently have an unsupported headset or your sample rate is not high enough. If your sample rate is not high enough, you can fix this by:

  1. Navigating to Sound Control Panel > Playback > (Click on device) > Properties > Advanced
  2. Change the Default Format to 48000 Hz, hit Apply.

NOTE: If you are using Bluetooth, switched to a wired headset.

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(VOICE) Q: Are Bluetooth audio devices supported?
Revision: 27 Aug 2021

A: The answer is: it depends. Sometimes users can get Bluetooth devices to work, other times not. Here is a suggestion: When you use your Bluetooth hands-free mic, you need to disable the non-hands-free stereo playback and choose the hands-free playback as well (see image below).

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NOTE: Note that the mic is always listening so it drains the battery faster

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(WEBSITE) Q: I am not receiving any emails from @POSCON.net, what should I do?
Revision: 27 Aug 2021

A: Your email provider is likely blocking incoming POSCON emails. You need to whitelist all emails from POSCON, specifically from “[email protected]poscon.net”. If you still encounter trouble, file a support ticket by emailing [email protected]poscon.net.

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(VOICE) Q: When I connect to POSCON, audio in other programs such is lowered by half. How can I prevent this?
Revision: 18 Dec 2021

A: This issue happens because you have Windows controlling the volume of different sounds automatically. To prevent this, open "Sound" properties and click on the "Communications" tab then select "Do nothing".

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(LAUNCHER) (X-PLANE) Q: I get the error "Installation failed: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect: <path>" when installing X-Plane
Revision: 19 Dec 2021

A: Make sure you X-Plane installed on NTFS drive.

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(LAUNCHER) Q: I am unable to delete and add another PTT button.
Revision: 22 Dec 2021

A: Unplug the troubling game controller(s) and try again.

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