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    8.33 khz spacing

    Hello

    Is someone finding the option to switch 5khz at a time with the vhf radio, I can only do 25 khz at a time. This is required for at least all aircraft flying to Europe (I don't know how it is outside Europe) due to the 8.33 khz spacing (which is translated to 5khz spacing on the vhf displays).

    Regards
    Aderik Verraest

    #2
    Is the simulator even capable of doing it?
    Captain Kevin

    Kevin Yang

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      #3
      Some competitors were able to do this, so I guess PMDG should be able to do so as well.
      EDIT: I see they did it in the 747 as well.

      Regards
      Aderik Verraest
      Last edited by Jetairfly737; 14Nov2019, 20:54.

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        #4
        +1 for this! Even if it's just a visual thing without having an actual function.
        Myths by the way say P3Dv5 will support 8.33 natively ;-)

        Currently P3D does not support 8.33kHz spacing, however many other developers implemented "fake" frequencies in between the "real" ones inside the simulator to simulate turning the knob accordingly.
        It would be really nice to see 8.33kHz in the NGXu simply because it makes the feeling of turning the radios more realistic, even if the numbers between the P3D frequencies are just faked indications as in the other products.

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          #5
          Especially since I fly online, where these frequencies are all simulated. Now I have to type them manually with the PMDG737NGX(u) in the software to tune the right frequency, which is not quite desirable on long final...

          Regards
          Aderik Verraest

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            #6
            Originally posted by Jetairfly737 View Post
            Especially since I fly online, where these frequencies are all simulated. Now I have to type them manually with the PMDG737NGX(u) in the software to tune the right frequency, which is not quite desirable on long final...

            Regards
            Aderik Verraest
            Which network would simulate those? VATSIM surely does not and as far as I'm aware IVAO does neither.

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            • Jetairfly737
              Jetairfly737 commented
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              I fly on IVAO and we do simulate the 8.33khz spacing, with roundings like In real life (5khz). Vatsim does as well as far as I'm aware, but because of their server software they round it to 10khz spacing (could have changed already).

            • Emi
              Emi commented
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              Not 100% sure about IVAO, VATSIM for sure did not implement it. They are still using .25 spacing, however due to server limitations they simply cut off the last number. So 118.305 becomes 118.30 or 127.725 becomes 127.72.

            • skelsey
              skelsey commented
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              So given that I can only think of two addons which support even pseudo-8.33 kHz spacing, only P3Dv5 allows for the frequency to be read out of the sim to three dp and FSD (the server software common to both VATSIM and IVAO) is only capable of reading frequencies to two dp I am wondering how this actually works for IVAO...

              The reason it's not implemented on VATSIM is precisely this thread: it is pointless, frustrating and confusing for pilots to be asked to tune frequencies they can't tune.

            #7
            I know a certain T-tail developer has added 8.33khz but it conflicts with users using Saitek/Logitech Radio Stacks and the numbers won’t dial in correctly. They gave us an option to turn 8.33 off in the planes ini file.
            Dan Moore

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              #8
              Hello
              When this feature will be integrated in the 737 NGXu ?
              Thanks
              G LE MENTEC
              Guillaume LE MENTEC

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