UniversRadio Voice Service server

UniversRadio Voice Service server

Summary :

UniversRadio Voice Service works according of a METAR, or an audio file (WAVE, MP3).

1- What you need to create a Voice Service, required

Every TS3 UR client can create an Voice Service.
You can launch UniversRadio Voice Service from UniversRadio DashBoard.

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/!\ For Internet use (normal use, see §System) and for sharing broadcast information, you have to open incoming TCP:10600 port in your firewall/Internet router.

2- How to set a service ?

After §1, Voice Service server is running in minimized window. Check your task bar and maximize it, and press on “Add Service” button,

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  1. Enter the frequency and select the modulation
  2. You have an alternative :
    1. Enter METAR (see § 4 Limited METAR Syntaxe format, below).
      The ICAO code brings the coordinates of transmitter, the airbase itself.
    2. Or select an audio file from ..\Saved Games\Univers Radio\Voices folder. File format can be WAVE or MP3.
      Or select an URL file, example : http://myserver.org/messagefiles/sound.mp3
      /!\ Prefer low size format. Each client has to download this file, so network transmission time must be considered and Internet low bandwidth is an important factor. (mp3 mono smallest quality)
      VSS-export
      Enter the 3D location of the transmitter in decimal LatLong (48.068500 -1.730800 ) and altitude in feet. Also you can load a ICAO preset airfield location with the “Load” button..
      The transmitter power has the same specificity than an aircraft one.

Note, all VS added are stored. They will automatically be loaded at the next VSS launching.

You can check Voice Services broadcast configuration by displaying VSS web page from the “UniversRadio Voice Service Server” shortcut from Start menu, or enter http://127.0.0.1:10680/ in your favorite web browser.
From the home page, you can :

  • show voice services details,
  • add a http file voice service,
  • delete a voice service.

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3- How to listen to a Voice Service ?

According to the breifing and a UniversRadio Voice Service server setting, set the good frequency on the good radio, and listen, note informations.

/!\ To force refresh, change frequency and come back to the previous frequency.

4- Limited METAR Syntaxe format

Syntaxe is basic and limited. Pay attention for all words. Bad format gives a TS crash for all TS3 clients.

Table below shows keywords can be used :

AirportTimeWindVisibilityWeather eventCloudsTemperaturesQNH
ICAO namehour minute UTC (zulu)Wind direction (from)
and speed in knots
in meter
or
statute mile
measured / dew point
in celsius
in hPa
or
inHg
DCS:CaucasusUG5X UG23 UG24 UG27 UGKO UGKS UGSB UGTB URKA URKG URKH URKK URKL URKN URKW URMM URMN URMO URSS XRMF

DCS:NTTR KINS KLSV KXTA KLAS K67L K0L9 KIFP K0L7 KBVU KVGT KL23 KBTY KTNX KTPH K3Q0 K1L1
DDHHMMZDDDSSKTS9999
1/4SM
1/2SM
3/4SM
or
1 to 9 SM
BR
FG
RA
ST
SN
NSC
FEWxxx
SCTxxx
BKNxxx
OVCxxx
CAVOK
00/00
00/M00
M00/M00
Q1234
A1234

Note, local time in Georgia is UTC+4, Krai of Krasnodar is UTC+3, Nevada is UTC-8.
So, if local time at Maykop (RU) is 10h30, then UTC will be 06h30. At Nellis, if local time is 3pm, then UTC will be 23h00.

5- Examples

UGKO 181000Z AUTO 08010KTS 9999 FEW025 BKN050 25/14 Q1013

ATIS vocal message will be :
“Good day, this is Kutaisi Airport information Charlie recorded at 1 0 0 0 UTC. Runway 0 7. Wind 0 8 0 at 1 0 knots, visibility more than 10 kilometers, Few 0 2 5, ceiling, Broken 0 5 0, Temperature 2 5 degrees, Dew point 1 4 degrees, QNH 1 0 1 3 hectopascal 2 9 decimal 92 inches of mercury , QFE 1 0 1 0 hectopascal 2 9 decimal 8 5 inches of mercury . Advise controller on initial contact that you have information Charlie.”

UGSB 181500Z AUTO 02012KTS 2000 RA BKN020 BKN050 OCV065 20/18 Q0998
URKK 180900Z AUTO 11002KTS 9999 CAVOK 27/16 Q1020
UGTB 301400Z 06007KTS 600 SN SCT010 OVC0300 M04/M05 Q0995
KLSV 051600Z 04010KTS 7SM SCT065 20/12 A3005
KINS 120900Z 26002KTS 1/2SM BR FEW005 SCT015 08/08 A2985