TMRA Yaesu Fusion Information
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The club's Yaesu Fusion repeater is on the air in Downtown Toledo. The frequency of 146.835(-) is used. This
repeater is is auto switch mode, therefore you will need to use DN mode to access Wire-X and use
it. FM can be used locally as long as Wires-x isn't active.
Please be aware that this repeater is 24/7 internet linked via Wires-X, therefore hundreds of
repeaters and thousands of users may be on the other end around the world when you talk. The repeater
can be moved from "room to room" on Wires-X via a Yaesu Fusion radio with the current firmware and
DSP by you, the user. (However, this cannot be done while others are talking due to the need for
the repeater to communicate directly to your radio when moving it to another room.) You will need to
kindly interrupt to request access/time to make the change and move the repeater, or wait for an
open gap to do so. Please review the Wires-X bible available online for use of Wires-x with your
particular radio to do so. Holding down the DX button, will force your radio to communicate with the
repeater, connect you to it, and let you known what room it is connected to. It then will let you
know if another user moves the repeater to another room (so long as you stay connected).
There is one room, owned/run by TMRA, that can support more local conversations on the repeater
if you move to that room. Room #40401 (W8HHF Room) can be used for local conversations if you'd
like to move it there. The system resets and unlinks each night/overnight. Please feel free to
move the repeater to any room you would like.
Also, please remember to leave fairly large gaps in between transmissions when using some of
the rooms that are linked to many repeaters and nodes (like America Link). It is necessary for
the internet delays to work themselves out and all repeaters to drop, otherwise some of them will
time-out during the transmissions. Also, some FCS reflectors that are linked to America Link can
experience large key-up delays on occassion. Therefore, many users also key up, wait 3-4 seconds,
then talk. It helps to ensure that you don't get "cut off" when communicating with others.
Lastly, remember that one benefit of Yaesu Fusion radios is that, if you can hear someone,
you only need to key your microphone to talk to them. Take advantage of that and enjoy it. You
don't need to be a TMRA member to use the repeater. as TMRA repeaters are active to support the
local ham radio community at large. Enjoy!
Thank You - Rob Hall (KV8P) TMRA Technical Committee