This document describes how to properly use the new Intercom function in the Aurora ATC Client.
To learn about the other functions of the Aurora, please refer to our ATC Client Aurora Manual
In real life, ATCs use a telephone, named intercom, to communicate with adjacent ATC units to inform and make requests from each other.
The Intercom inside the Aurora is working the same way as the real-life intercom does. Therefore, it has some limitations:
After you log in to an active ATC station, an “INTERCOM” box will appear on the top right corner of your screen, next to the Login box.
After it is open, you will have two ways to call the adjacent ATC unit:
At the ATC List, you will see a white telephone icon on the column “C” and each row of the active ATC Unit.
If you don't know what ATC List is, please refer to our ATC Client Aurora Manual.
You can call the respective ATC via Intercom by clicking the telephone icon on their row.
At the Intercom menu, type the callsign of the ATC Unit you want to call end click on the green telephone icon to call.
When you call an ATC Unit, you will see the Intercom menu as below:
When an ATC Unit calls you, you will hear a ringing sound and see the Intercom menu as below:
At this point, you will have two options:
While on the call, you should directly speak to the microphone, instead of pressing Push To Talk button, otherwise the Intercom will be blocked.
The Intercom recognizes your VHF input as its input device. If you don't know how to properly configure it, please refer to our ATC Client Aurora Manual.
When the box is filled with green, it indicates that you are on-call and you can speak/hear. To hang up the call, click on the red telephone icon on the right of the menu.
After you have completed your first call, an arrow will be visible in the Intercom menu. To open the call history, click on the arrow.
There, you will find the time and status (accepted, rejected, etc.) of each call.
To change the output of the Intercom, go to Settings and navigate to VHF Radio tab as if you are intended to change the VHF input/output. If you don't know how to go there, please refer to our ATC Client Aurora Manual.
There, you will see an Intercom box, which represents the output of the Intercom. You can change the output there, the Intercom recognizes your VHF input as its input device
You can adjust the volume of the Intercom using the knob on the left.
To adjust the volume, you have two options: