UniversRadio Configuration

fter installation you can find UniversRadio Dashboard shortcut from the Windows start menu UniversRadio.

1- What you have to set

  1. Launch UniversRadio Control Panel from UniversRadio Dashboard shortcut
    1. Check and install DCS Export
    2. set inputs for selecting transmitting radio and PTT according to your DCS module.
  2. Launch TeamSpeak Client : select and check UniversRadio plugin, restart TS
  3. Ignore anti-flood for the TeamSpeak clients, and short off capture delay

That’s all.

Best experience for single seat pilot or JTAC :

  1. Configure radio selectors according to your aircraft possibility (see http://tacnoworld.fr/supported-aircrafts/).
  2. Configure the same inputs in TeamSpeak 3 Client, as PTT.

Result, one button two functions : When you select a radio, hold the pushed button and talk.

2- UniversRadio Control Panel

From UR Dashboard shortcut,
urdb

urctrl0150

  • DCS Export
    • This section checks if the export of DCS-World correctly set.
      Click on “Check DSC Export” then if status is “Not installed”,
      urcp_exporterror
      proceed to install via the Install button.
      You can launch an autodiagnotisc to check your installation
      ur_autodiag
    • For Intercom, DataLink, JTAC, Transponder,
      >>> DCS server has to export all objects <<< :
      dcsexport
    • Each human aircraft must be in separed DCS Mission Editor A/C groups.
  • Inputs & stereo listening Profiles (watch this video for helping your)
    • This point is optional. By default, UR will use the ‘! Default !’ configuration for all A/C. If you have set a profile for an A/C, then UR will use this one automatically during the flight (Runing conf.).
      Create and save separated profiles by A/C as you like. If no dedicaded profile exists, ! Default ! profile will be used :
      urcp_profile_error
    • Selector
      You can set here your favorite joystick buttons or keyboard inputs for selecting the radio from which you want to transmit on and for setting your push-to-talk input.
      They are mandatory for DCS:A-10C, DCS:M2000C, DCS:SA348 and DCS:FC3.
      For other A/C use inboard selector input have to be set from DCS control.
      Number and order of radio are described here : Supported aircraft.

      • Radio #1 is selected : see chevron
        urpl-select
      • Radio #2 is selected and ready for transmitting : see chevron and bold
        urpl-ptt
    • PushToTalk
      They are only mandatory for multicrew A/C (when more than one human pilot is onboard).
      For other A/C, they are not needed.
      You can use the same input for the selection and push-to-talk.
      Examples of uses :

      • C-101, no selector, use the virtual cockpit, and configure the same PTT for both radios (1 and 2). Intercom doesn’t need PTT.

      Joystick input informations :
      If you use a joystick profile from a 3rd software (such as TARGET for TM Hotas Warthog, or Saitek profile software), make sure the desired buttons are unprogrammed (no action or key stroke assigned) and the profile is running before assigning buttons,
      If you use a Saitek X52, you can use timer button on throttle (Function ; Start/Stop ; Reset ).

  • Configuration of stereo listening
    With UniversRadio you can choose which radio communication you hear in your left, or right ear or both. Central listening is recommended.
    /!\ Each time, you want to talk :

    • 0- Mind what you to say, (short and sharp aviation talk 🙂 )
    • 1- press and hold PTT,
    • 2- wait for more half second max, (time of Internet latency and TeamSpeak process)
    • 3- talk,
    • 4 – release PTT.
  • External Radio
    • Input for switching to the next or previous channel of the current selected radio,
    • Hide window : when on top, DCS focus is forced. When hide DCS focus is released,
    • Lock Location of JTAC radio. It locks the 3D location of your vehicle. After, you can change view without change transmission point.
  • Transponder
    • Set your favorite key or joystick button for IFF interrogation.
  • DataLink
    • Transmit picture to the DataLink Channel of your coalition.
      • Setup hotkey or button
      • Select MFD export (A-10(A & C) , Su25T = RIGHT // Ka50 = LEFT )
  • System
    • Exclusive filter :
      Checked: You can hear UniversRadio user only; other TS users communications will be filtered out.
    • Internet use :
      unchecked : For example, during a LAN party without full Internet connection.
    • Uncontroled sound volume :
      Set percent volume for radio doesn’t have volume dimmer, as DCS:Ka50 R800
    • Output sound device :
      Select the output sound device for UR sounds effect. Slect your headset.
    • Radio Voice Effects :
      Checked : add UR sound radio effect transmission. Unchecked, you can use CrossTalk TS addon.
    • Relief cut :
      Uncheck to disabled cut by relief masking. Not recommended, but can help choppers pilots.
    • Playback  :
      Playback of your own voice. Decrease the latency up to bug sound (repeating twice or more your own voice). Set your playback volume.
  • Secure codes
    • Voice : code used to encrypt voice communication, for KY-58 or UR ExternalRadio (S button) or UR ATC RadioDesk for LotATC or LotATC. (0 to 50)
    • IFF : code of coalition (3 alphanumeric characters ). This code is used for UR Transponder and LotATC 4 DCS SSR.
  • Preset channels
    With this file, you can get a centralized frequencies plan for your edition mission. By sharing this file, you don’t need to set frequencies for each A/C in DCS Mission Editor, so it’s simpler. Read §3.

    • Frequency Preset files for :
      • DCS:FC3 , DCS:C-101EB , DCS:Hawk , DCS:MiG-21Bis , DCS:L-39C
        excluding Mission Editor radios preset.
    • You can create your own Frequency Preset file using ..\Saved Games\UniversRadio\DefaultRadios.ini as a model. Name it as you want, save it in ..\Saved Games\UniversRadio\asyouwant.ini.
      Then select it in the “Frequency Plan” list.
      RADIO1 = VHF AM
      RADIO2 = UHF AM
      RADIO3 = JTAC HF/VHF
      RADIO4 = NATO JTAC HF
      RADIO5 = NATO JTAC V/UHF
      RADIO6 = NATO JTAC V/UHF
      RADIO7 = VHF FM
      RADIO8 = Shortwave of Ka50
    • Forces UR channel preset :
      • Checked radio preset channels are from UR files for :
        DCS : A-10C / Ka-50 / M-2000C / F-86F / SA-342M / SA-342L / TF-51D / P-51D / Bf09K-4 / F-5E-3 / FW-190D9 / Spitfire LF Mk IX /

And this is the end for default use…

3- Preset frequencies file

You can create a “preset frequencies file” using ..\Saved Games\UniversRadio\DefaultRadios.ini as a model.
Save your frequency plan as ..\Saved Games\UniversRadio\whateveriwant.ini
Then select it in UniversRadio Control Panel.
This way you can create a Frequency Plan for each of your missions and switch easily between them via UniversRadio Control Panel.

Section [RADIO1]
VHF AM Radio frequency table used by UniversRadio ExternalRadio v0.0.2.0 Su25 Su25T Su27 Su33 MiG21bis MiG29 F-15C
Section [RADIO2]
UHF AM Radio frequency table used by UniversRadio ExternalRadio v0.0.2.0 Su25 Su25T Su27 Su33 MiG29 F-15C JTAC
Section [RADIO3]
VHF AM/FM Radio frequency table used by UniversRadio ExternalRadio v0.0.2.0 JTAC
Section [RADIO4] 
;HF AM Radio #1 frequency table
; used by UniversRadio ExternalRadio v0.0.2.3 JTAC2 for M1043 HMMWV Armament, LAV-25, M1126 Stryker ICV, Cobra, M-2 Bradley, MCV-80, M-2 Bradley, M-113, Marder, TPZ

Section [RADIO5] 
;UHF/VHF AM/FM Radio #2 frequency table
; used by UniversRadio ExternalRadio v0.0.2.3 JTAC2 for M1043 HMMWV Armament, LAV-25, M1126 Stryker ICV, Cobra, M-2 Bradley, MCV-80, M-2 Bradley, M-113, Marder, TPZ

Section [RADIO6] 
UHF/VHF AM/FM Radio #3 frequency table
; used by UniversRadio ExternalRadio v0.0.2.3 JTAC2 for M1043 HMMWV Armament, LAV-25, M1126 Stryker ICV, Cobra, M-2 Bradley, MCV-80, M-2 Bradley, M-113, Marder, TPZ
Section [RADIO7]
; VHF FM Radio 
; used by UniversRadio ExternalRadio v0.0.2.4 VHF FM A-10C, R828 KA-50
Section [RADIO8]
; Ka50 Shortwave Radio 
; used by KA-50 CHANNEL01 only

4- DCS OpenBeta / DCS OpenAlpha / Installation with other account

For configuring DCS OpenBeta or OpenAlpha version, use dedicated listbox from UR CP.

Installation with other account than used to play often brings difficulty.
Check directory ..\Saved Games\UniversRadio and Registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\sSoft\UniversRadio