AFPEx User Preferences
The default setup here is designed to meet nearly every users needs, so most users may not need to alter any of the settings. Please remember that once you have changed any settings here, you will need to select the Store+Close button to make them effective.
Most of the Preferences are self explanatory so only the options which require further discussion are mentioned below.
The alarms that AFPEx generates alert the
user to significant events on the application status and
messages that require attention. We advise you not to
change any of the options within this feature unless
absolutely necessary. As this area notifies the user of
SS messages (emergency), changes made to the alarms are at
your own risk.
Alarms can be enabled and disabled here by
un-checking the tickbox next to the description.
Alarms can be configured for the system to
automatically acknowledge them when they occur.
If you wish to change the Audio produced by the system for
Input errors or Alarms, this can be changed here. As
this is also associated to Alarms feature it is advised that
this is not changed unless absolutely necessary.
DisplayIf you wish to change the Font size used by the AFPEx terminal you can do so here. The default value is set to 10. The display of the buttons on the toolbar can also be changed here.
Please see the 'Using AFPEx' section for a brief description on AFTN message priority indicators. We advise you do not to change the default option of GG here for free text messages.
The default Aerodrome option is used when you create a FPL. It populates the DEP field automatically with this value. If you move airfields then you can change the default here.
If you are using AFPEx in a busy environment and operating most messages as they come in, the 'Message operate acknowledges original message' option can be a useful time saver.