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This version is incompatible with any previous server and client version before - If you can't connect to your favourite server you may need to wait for them to update

Bug fix for 1.4.X.X -All SERVERs and CLIENTS MUST update in order to connect

For the server you need to open TCP PORTS 5002 + 5003 unless you've changed the server port using the server config file.

The server will always open TWO TCP ports - one you can control with the Config file, the other is always +1 above the setting in the config. If you cant press PTT but everything else looks fine - this is why 👍

To install or update, extract ALL the files from the zip into a folder and just run the installer which'll replace any previous version installed automatically

.NET version 4.6.2 Required - PLEASE INSTALL THIS -

If you're on Windows N edition (No media components installed) then install this (you'll know when you get the audio initialisation error!) -

KNOWN BUG: If you get lag while using the radio, press L Ctrl + L Shift + L to fix. This is a DCS bug i'm trying to work around and triggered by pressing L Ctrl + L. It doesnt matter if that key is bound or not, it'll still cause lag when you press it


  • Further bug fixes for audio dropout on Server UPDATE ALL SERVERS & CLIENTS TO THIS VERSION FOR BEST EXPERIENCE!
  • Added support for new DCS GameGUI / Hooks method (Installer will sort it)
  • Added Optional Mic Audio pass through for streaming / recording. Set the second output device to have only transmitted mic audio sent to that device
  • KNOWN BUG - In Built DCS Overlay non functional in Openbeta

Banned IPs are added to a file created where ever the server is run called banned.txt. To unban, just delete the IP from the file and restart the server.

You now also need the files below in Saved Games\DCS\Scripts if you are installing manually

  • DCS-SRSGameGUI.lua
  • DCS-SimpleRadioStandalone.lua
  • DCS-SRS-Overlay.dlg
  • DCS-SRS-OverlayGameGUI.lua

AND Also

  • DCS-SRS-Hook.lua in Saved Games\DCS\Scripts\Hooks

Overlay & Overlay Configuration

The overlay has 3 states, hidden, small & full that you can see by pressing Left Control + Left Shift + Escape by default.

The Full state has a title bar that you can click and drag the window around with. The window position will be saved for when DCS is next opened.

The radio status is removed after 5 seconds if SRS is closed or loses server connection

To configure the overlay hotkey, run DCS once to create a config file in Saved Games\DCS\Config which will look something like so and quit DCS:

config = 
    ["mode"] = "minimum",
    ["hotkey"] = "Ctrl+Shift+escape",
    ["windowPosition"] = 
        ["y"] = 342,
        ["x"] = 981,
    }, -- end of ["windowPosition"]
} -- end of config

Edit the "Hotkey" section and add the characters from the keyboard you'd like to use instead. i.e

config = 
    ["mode"] = "minimum",
    ["hotkey"] = "Ctrl+Shift+1", -- now uses the combination of ctrl shift and 1 together to toggle
    ["windowPosition"] = 
        ["y"] = 342,
        ["x"] = 981,
    }, -- end of ["windowPosition"]
} -- end of config

Fixed Channels

Fixed channels can be created for all FC3 aircraft and all expansion radios for Non FC3.

Channel presets are created per Radio - full list of names & frequencies here )

Preset files are named after the radio (no special characters needed & case is ignored) and are text files with a single frequency on each line.

For example, to create a fixed channel list for the first UHF radio in the F15C:

Create a file called ANARC-164 UHF1.txt or anarc164 UHF1.txt where you installed SimpleRadio Standalone (where the client exe is), add frequencies and save. Example also attached

The file will be automatically loaded when that radio appears on an aircraft. The frequency list can also be manually reloaded with the reload button

See for more info on Radio Encryption

The Wiki has even more information:

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