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This article discusses how to manually tune your radio stack to receive air traffic control information in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002.
How to use the Autotune feature in Flight Simulator 2002 and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 when you interact with Air Traffic ControlFlight Simulator 2002 and Flight Simulator 2004 will automatically tune the radios for you when you are interacting with Air Traffic Control (ATC) in the product. When you use the Autotune feature, Flight Simulator will switch radio frequencies for you automatically. This action frees you to concentrate on flying the aircraft and navigating to your destination. When you select an item from the ATC menu to contact a new controller (for example, Contact Approach) the radio frequency changes to the new controller's frequency automatically. When you use the Autotune feature, you may not hear anything on the radio until you select an item from the ATC menu, unless you are already tuned to an active frequency. This will work this way even if you can hear other aircraft talking to ATC.
How to tune the radios manuallyFlight Simulator will not Autotune the radio until you initiate contact by selecting a message from the ATC menu. This allows pilots who want more realism to bypass the Autotune feature by tuning the radios by hand each time that a frequency change is required. For additional information, see the “Using the Radios” topic in the Flight Simulator Help Files.
In this method, new ATC menu items will appear in the ATC window when you tune the radio to a new frequency. If you want to see choices for your ATC responses or messages to a tower controller, for example, you must first tune the radio to the tower frequency. To tune a new frequency into a communication (COM), a navigation (NAV), or an ADF (automatic direction finder) radio, press SHIFT+2, or click the panel to bring up the radio stack. After the Radio stack is open there are two ways to manually tune a new frequency in the chosen radio:
Article ID: 837881 - Last Review: June 14, 2005 - Revision: 2.1