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 now in DIGITAL ONLY mode (due to the way it is wired/configured), therefore you will need
to use DN mode to access and use it. FM will not be received and repeated by the repeater.
Please be aware that this repeater is now 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 repeater should stay there until someone else moves it, the system resets overnight, or there is
an internet related glitch, which will revert the repeater back to the America Link Room. If you are a
remote user, feel free to call someone on America link and have them then, locally (in town) move the system
to the W8HHF room for a one on one local conversation.
Since some users do not know how to move the repeater to other Wires-X rooms or have a 2 Meter only
model (that doesn't support control), please place the repeater back in America Link when you are done actively
using it or listening to a room (for their interactive support).
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.
Thank You - Rob Hall (KV8P) TMRA Technical Committee