- Configure IVC for human-controlled AWACS
- Understand how to use BMS labels
- Understand how to give BRAA and Bullseye calls
- Understand key brevity
When utilising a human GCI/AWACS it is prudent to have a common UHF channel for the package the AWACS is supporting. As AWACS you should tune your UHF radio to the package channel so you can hear MAGIC calls by your wingmen.
The 2D keybindings are as follows: - F1 - UHF radio - F2 - VHF radio - F3 - GUARD channel(243.0Mhz), all players are tuned to this frequency and will hear you talk!
All players will automatically receive on GUARD(F3), so you can give out calls there. However in order for 3D players to transmit on GUARD, they either have to flip the COM1 switch from SQ to GD(picture) or switch their UHF radio to 243Mhz.
Due to the amount of extra flipping of switches we propose to use a single UHF frequency for all flights, which is then monitored by AWACS for calls. Although UHF13 is designated as team frequency, you should choose another frequency, since AI will be spamming UHF13. UOAF typically uses UHF17 for package communication.
As soon as you connect to a BMS server(even in 2D), some values in the IVC Client.ini will get overruled by BMS(such as frequency, nickname, key-hook etc.), this can only be circumvented by using force-local=1. This allows the AWACS player to use the IVC keybindings even if he does not have BMS/IVC as focus(for example for 3rd party tools like F4AWACS).
A good SOP is still to be determined.
IVC config for 3D pilots
# See chapter 14.5 of the BMS manual for detailed explanation of available options. # File to be saved in //localinstall/bin/x86/IVC/ #duplex = 0 #server = #connect = 1 #nickname = #port = #key-hook = 1 #quick = 0 #word = password #capture = sound_device #nofx = 0 #playback = sound_device #tone = #loudness = 0 #fuzz = 0 #hum-level = -18 #hiss-level = -18 #toneVol = 0 #uhf = 359300 #vhf = 1234 #uhfVol = 6 #vhfVol = 6 outsiders = Awacs #log = 1 #minimize = 0 #force-local = 1 #selfblock = 0
IVC config for AWACS(will not work for normal flying). It is automatically tuned to UHF17(uhf value).
# See chapter 14.5 of the BMS manual for detailed explanation of available options. # File to be saved in //localinstall/bin/x86/IVC/ #duplex = 0 server = ivc_ip connect = 1 nickname = your_nick #port = xxxx key-hook = 1 #quick = 0 #word = password #capture = sound_device #nofx = 0 #playback = sound_device #tone = #loudness = 0 #fuzz = 0 hum-level = -18 hiss-level = -18 #toneVol = 0 uhf = 359300 vhf = 1234 uhfVol = 6 vhfVol = 6 outsiders = Awacs log = 1 #minimize = 0 force-local = 1 #selfblock = 0