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December 7, 2009 - SuperATC released

SuperATC permits you to speak with the Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) using "real world" communication protocols. The SuperATC system listens to what you say, parses the phraseology, then automatically makes the appropriate Radar Contact menu selections for you. It's truly amazing to see how it works!

Read more information about adding Voice Recognition to Radar Contact here.

December 5, 2007 - New Documentation is available.

Updated for Version 4.3 - you can download the Word document from here or the PDF from here

November 12, 2007 - Radar Contact wins Reader's Choice - Best Commercial Utility

I'm honored and touched by this award. Doug and I thank everyone who voted for us.

September 24, 2007 - Vote for Radar Contact in the Avsim Reader's Choice Poll

I would greatly appreciate your consideration and you vote. You can vote for Radar Contact through this link http://www.avsim.com/poll/fillsurvey.php?sid=27

September 23, 2007 - Download 4.3 instead of Upgrading

If you have previous versions (4.0, 4.01, 4.2) and you want to upgrade to 4.3, it will be much easier to download the 4.3 install package. Email me at jd@jdtllc.com for the link to the 4.3 install package.

June 26, 2007 - Version 4.3 available for download

You can now purchase Version 4.3 as a download.  Be aware, this is a 650+ MB download. Don't try this on dial-up.  Go to the Purchase page for ordering information.

January 6, 2007 - Happy New Year - V4.3 is now available

This update will allow Radar Contact to work with Flight Simulator X.  The release notes can be found here.  Please, Please read them, and follow the steps.  Those who do, have had no problems, and are running RCv4.3 with FSX.  Those who don't, are getting run time error 6's, and not having a good experience.

The Link to the upgrade is in the release notes, download them, read them, and get the update!

September 21, 2006 FS Magazine Review available

I received permission to post this review on my website

July 24, 2006 - 4.2 upgrade is now available for download

You MUST have previously installed version 4.01 (4.0.3737).  You can download the 4.01 upgrade from here before installing the 4.2 upgrade.

The 4.2 upgrade is simply a replacement executable in a zip file. All you have to do, is download it, and unzip it INTO the current Radar Contact directory (by default, \rcv4)

If your Radar Contact default directory is on a different drive than the "boot" drive (the drive where windows is installed), you will need to request a new key by emailing register@jdtllc.com AFTER the 4.2 upgrade is applied.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

4.2 fixes what some people experienced after the 4.01 upgrade, stutters as I build the sound file to play.  Even if you didn't experience stutters after the 4.01 upgrade, you should still install 4.2

4.2 also includes fixes for the following:

  1.  a bug in the emergency vectoring code, if you were almost
    above the airport you decided to divert to
  2.  using the great circle calculations to determine if you off course
    when the checkpoints are FAR apart
  3.  when you missed a crossing restriction, and progressed a checkpoint,
    the heading watchdog gave you the wrong heading to fly
  4.  once and for all, the interpretation of "resume own navigation" will
    be put to rest.  instead of saying "resume own navigation" you will be
    "cleared direct xyz then as filed"
  5.  some improvements in phraseology
  6.  pre-recorded chatter will now continue to play after midnight
  7.  invalid cruise flight levels (0, and 38000, etc) will be caught on the controllers page
  8.  AI chatter at uncontrolled airports is improved
  9.  ultimate airlines flight plans will now load correctly
  10.  a new option to hide the first line of the advdisp/fsuipc window
    for IFR training is now available.

The link for the 4.2 update is http://www.davevollmer.com/rcv4_3831.zip

 If you have problems after the installation, be sure that the new .exe is in the radar contact directory.  If you still need assistance, you can get help from the AVSIM forum for Radar Contact here.

June 21, 2006 - New Video released

An awesome video, including Radar Contact V4, FSPassengers, FS2Crew, TrackIR and Level D-767 was posted here

May 28, 2006 - Two new voice sets available

Brett Delana Chatter Pilot set is ready (US)

Brett Delana Pilot Set is ready (US) - this is a replacement of an existing pilot (Rick Thompson), so overwrite when you unzip

April 25, 2006 - PC Pilots Ireland has posted their review here

April 15, 2006 - PC Pilot Magazine published their review, you'll have to purchase a copy of the magazine to read the review. (We did get 5 planes as our score!)

March 10, 2006 - Computer Pilot Magazine published their review, you'll have to purchase a copy of the magazine to read the review.

February 28, 2006 - Australian Simulation have posted their review here

February 17, 2006 - Two new voice sets available

Geri Jackson's Pilot set is ready

Luigi Sangiovanni's Chatter Pilot set is ready

February 13, 2006 - Three new voice sets available

Graham Jackson's Pilot set is ready

Graham Jackson's Controller set is available here

Graham's Wife's Geri's Controller set is available here

February 12, 2006 - 4.01update is released

Check your email from notification via the Google group

February 11, 2006 - The Avsim Review has been published here

February 2, 2006 - Updated/New Pilot Voice

JC Howell's pilot and chatter pilot voice sets have been updated

JC Howell Pilot Set

JC Howell Chatter Pilot Set

replace the files in your winwood\54 and winwood\87 folders

January 23, 2006 - A Review by South African Virtual Pilot as been published

You can read the Review here

January 2, 2006 - A review from FSStation.com has just been published

You can read it here or here

December 30, 2005 - A new review from FSNewz has just hit the internet.

You can read the review here

December 29, 2005 - Additional Pilot and Controller sets available for download

I have made additional voice sets available for download at AVSIM. These didn't make the cd, because we had too much to fit on the cd.

Here are the links:

Lawrence Chriscole Controller Set

Lou Ross Pilot Set

Pelle Liljendal Pilot Set

Richard Thompson Pilot Set

These all contain a zip, which is something like 20.zip unzip 20.zip into \rcv4\winwood, it will create a new \rcv4\winwood\20 directory with a lot of wavs in it.

Next time you start RC, these additional voices will show up on the voices page.

December 20, 2005 - Another review published by simFlight.nl, read it here

December 15, 2005 - Reports from around the world indicating the arrival of a small package from Madison, GA.

So far successful installations are the norm, no complaints about the voices, and many happy version 4 flights.

December 10, 2005 - the first review has been published by IFC Network, read it here

December 10, 2005 0000GMT (or thereabouts) - Version 4 becomes available for the general public.

December 2, 2005, 0000GMT - Version 4 available for purchase NOW for existing customers!

If you haven't received the upgrade URL via the Google group, contact rick@jdtllc.com - give him your full name and the email address you want to use, to access the Google group.

December 1, 2005 - Version 4 Upgrade Press Release

Read the Press Release that was just sent out this evening here.

November 29, 2005 - Version 4 Upgrades

A URL to a special V4 upgrade page will be sent out to Google Group members on December 2, 2005.  If you have not received your Google Group invite, please contact Rick@jdtllc.com. Please include your name and what your new email address is.  We will update our records, and send out the Google Group invite.

Due to issues beyond our control, the CDs will not actually ship until December 7, 2005.

November 29, 2005 - Take the AVSIM Software Vendor Survey

The link is http://www.avsim.com/poll/fillsurvey.php?sid=15

November 26, 2005 - 6MB DSL

Found out over Thanksgiving vacation that I was eligible for 6MB.  It was turned up Today. WOW.

November 19, 2005 - Build 3675 uploaded

Duplication will begin next week.

November 14, 2005 - Google Group invitations sent out

Today I sent invitations to all email address of all registered users, to join a Google Group that I set up specifically for V4 communications.  If you did not receive the invitation, either it is in the junk mail folder or we have an old email address.  Please contact me (jd@jdtllc.com) or Rick (rick@jdtllc.com) and we'll update your email address, and send the Google invitation.

November 13, 2005 - Press Release for Version 4

Read the Press Release here

November 11, 2005 - Version 4, build 3670 is Golden

Several months ago Doug guessed that November 11, 2005 would be the day we finalize the code, the graphics, the cd image, etc.  We made it.  Hats off to Team Radar Contact.  And it is significant, that I place the word "TEAM" in front of Radar Contact.  This has been a team effort.

November 10, 2005 - The manual is done

The final edits were done this evening, one last proof read by Doug, and it's time to start making master CDs.

Go to the documentation page for the MS Word and PDF documents

October 14, 2005 - FS Flight Keeper

I worked with Thomas Molitor on making sure FS Flight Keeper and RC V4 worked together. He was kind enough to send me a copy. I installed it, and all I can say is WOW. Next to Ultimate Traffic, this is a keeper in my opinion.

October 13, 2005 - Busy Week

Spent 2 days in Birmingham, Alabama on BellSouth business. Progress on the manual, graphics sent to the CD manufacturer, working on the handoffs between Emetrix and SwiftCD.

10/11/05 - Support Radar Contact

Add the following to your Forum signatures.


For AVSIM and FlightSim, the signature code would be:


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October 10, 2005 - Where are the Radar Contact Users?

Click on the thumbnail on the left. I used Map Point 2003 to read in the addresses of all Radar Contact users, and plot them on the map. Several thousand addresses had a problem, so I skipped them. I'm guessing all those European users are going to be very pleased with all the "internationalization" work we've done.


October 9, 2005 - Tutorial Documentation Loaded

October 8, 2005 - New Web Page goes Live

I've learned a lot about web pages since Version 3, I hope this web site is more pleasing to the eye, better organized, and easier to navigate.

We've set December 1st as our tentative release date.

As soon as the Version 4 Manual is ready for browsing, I'll make it available on the Documentation page.  To smooth your transition from previous versions to Version 4, please read it.  If you've never used Radar Contact, reading the manual is a MUST! Download it, and read it before the CD arrives.

Company Information

Meet the Radar Contact Development team.  We have real world Controllers (from Memphis, England, Australia), real work commercial and private pilots, other Flight Simulator developers, and many of the most energetic Flight Sim enthusiasts from Europe, Australia, and the United States. Read more about them here.




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