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April 7, 2020

Livetracking

This page describes the Livetracking menu of XCTrack. Check the other sections to lean more about the different features of XCTrack.

Videos have been produced to explain the different features of XCTrack Pro. Check the videos tuto page to learn quickly how to use XCTrack Pro.

The livetracking menu is only available in the menu after enabling livetracking in Menu/Preferences/Livetracking.

Check how to set Livetracking and messages in Menu/Preferences/Livetracking, how to check your Live status in the details of the Status line in the system subsection of the XCTrack Pro widgets manual and the details of the Livetracking widget in the Livetracking subsection of the XCTrack Pro widgets manual.

If you want to be seen on the Live webpage of Xcontest.org, you currently need to be enrolled in the XCTrack beta program  (Once logged in, click here). All other features linked to livetracking are available even without enrolling to the beta program.

Livetracking sends your positions every 60 seconds to a server and obtains the positions of other pilots 20 km away. If you want to see a track from another pilot using Livetracking, you can select a flight and then you get the track from another pilot and its position when the server obtains his data.
You can send messages to other pilots. Very little data consumption, around 100 KB / hour.

Click on the + sign to read details below.

Flights

The flights tab lists the different pilots that are currently “live”, starting with the closest pilot.

Check the square on the left to decide which pilot you want to track. Once checked, you will be able to see the track of such pilot directly on your map.

Don’t forget to enable the “display nearby pilots” and the “display tracklogs of selected pilots” in the configuration of the XC map widget or Task map widget.

Read details how to access the configuration of widgets in the customize section, and check the configuration details in these widgets in the XContest subsection and Competition subsection of the XCTrack Pro Widgets Manual.

Click on the pilot to send a prepared message.

Once you have clicked on the pilot, you will just need to choose one of the prepared message to send the desired message. Check how to set messages in Menu/Preferences/Livetracking and the details of the Livetracking widget in the Livetracking subsection of the XCTrack Pro Widgets manual to keep the history of the received messages.


Messages

After clicking on the pilot you want to send a message, you will land on the second tab of the Livetracking menu. Just click on the prepared message you want to send and click on “send message” button to send the message. On the right side of the window, you can read the history of the messages that you sent and that you received from the pilot.

Check how to set Livetracking messages in the Menu/Preferences/Livetracking and how to read Livetracking messages with the Livetracking widget detailed in the Livetracking subsection of the XCTrack Pro widgets manual.


Xcontest live webpage

On the Live webpage of Xcontest, you can view all the pilots using livetracking.

Select which pilot you want to track by checking the small square on the right “show”.

This will zoom on the pilots you are currently tracking.

 

 


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