Yaesu WiRES-X / C4FM Weekly Net

Yaesu WiRES-X / C4FM Weekly Net

 

The Yellow River Digital Group announces a weekly WiRES-X / C4FM net to be held Wednesdays at 9PM E.T. in Room #40383.

     Access will also be available via the K1KC 146.61 – repeater near Conyers, Georgia and via any other participating repeaters and nodes. See the list below for regularly participating nodes. Please use the ‘DN’ mode during the net. Any interested node or C4FM repeater owner is encouraged to contact us so that we may list your machine. This will help others who do not have their own node or repeater to gain access during the net.

Contact us via <yrdg.org> or via Yellow River Digital Group at <groups.io>.

     The purpose of the net will be both technical and social, so check-ins and questions will all be welcome. A net controller will direct the flow of the net. Please direct all traffic through the net controller for that session. We hope this net will further enable owners of Yaesu C4FM products to enjoy them.

     The net will be conducted in ‘DN’ mode (where applicable) for technical reasons. Participating repeater and node owners should do likewise and set their machines to ‘FIX’ for the duration of the net. We are also adopting the fledgling standard of 147.525 DN as a node/mobile frequency although there is no requirement to use that frequency. There is an effort underway in the USA to use that frequency in the GM mode to help C4FM ops find one another when mobile. Since the USA has not embraced the Preset Search function as Japan has, this is the next best thing. We also think it will be much easier for mobiles to have a single frequency to switch to when not in range of a repeater. Therefore, we encourage all 2m simplex node owners to set their nodes up for 147.525 DN for the duration of the net. However, please check the table below for actual frequencies. Thanks!

You might know more than we do, so share your expertise!

     We do not pretend to be experts and we have no association with Yaesu Musen. We simply wish to expand our understanding of the equipment we have purchased and look to others who might have knowledge to share. Between us, perhaps we can find the answers. One thing to note here: Nodes are basically simplex repeaters. Unlike half-duplex repeaters, they can only listen OR hear at any given time. Add that to the latency experienced with the Internet and suddenly radio is not what it used to be. Therefore, it is imperative that we all wait a second or two before speaking AFTER we key the mic, then wait a second or two before RELEASING the mic key after speaking.  

     I’m as bad as anybody about trying to remember this concept, but it’s necessary. We will lose parts of your transmission if you do not add this hesitation. 

PARTICIPATING NODES AND REPEATERS

# Type    Call       Freq.      Location                   Room#


1.   rptr         K1KC         146.61 –       Conyers, GA.            40383

2.  node     WC4FM      147.555       Between, GA.

3.  node     N4EXO       147.525       Cedartown, GA.

4. node      KJ4LY        146.46         Gainesville, GA.

5.  rptr       K4HQV     442.075+     Monroe, GA.

6. node      NX1Q         145.89           Stockbridge, GA.


NOTE:

     If you are connecting to the net via WiRES-X from your own node, then connect to Room #40383. If you connect to the K1KC repeater via RF directly, then you only need the negative 600kHz offset…no tones are required in DN for this net. If you join in via any of the other  participating nodes or repeaters, please do so via RF.      

     Any special instructions for other repeaters or nodes will be listed in the above table.