This page describes the Livetracking menu of XCTrack. Check the other sections to lean more about the different features of XCTrack.
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The livetracking menu is only available in the menu after enabling livetracking in Menu/Preferences/Livetracking.
If Livetracking is enabled, next time you will start XCTrack, a new window will appear, asking if you agree to share your position. Sharing your position is obviously required for the Livetracking to work. If you disable sharing (until next start of XCTrack), you won’t be able to be livetracked. However, the Livetracking menu will still be available, in order to select pilots to see on the map, or to send a message. It could be useful when you’re in a car and want to see your buddies.
Note that livetracking will be enabled even when you select to temporarily disable it during startup when a significant flight is detected (150m AGL, duration > 2 minutes). If you don’t want to enable Livetracking, you can disable it 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 face problems getting Livetracking working, check this FAQ related to Livetracking
Livetracking sends your positions every 60 seconds to a server and obtains the positions of other pilots 20 km away. Very little data consumption, around 100 KB / hour.
If you want to see a track from another pilot on the map using Livetracking, you can select the pilot in the Livetracking menu. You will get the track from that pilot and its position when the server obtains his data.
You can send messages to other pilots also through the Livetracking menu.
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