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. Backup room: STATELINE, #43619.

     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.

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

Status: Always connected to Room 40383.

2.  node     WC4FM      147.585         Between, GA.

Status: Connected during nets and most other times.

3.  node     N4EXO       147.525       Cedartown, GA.

Status: Connected during nets. May be connected at other times.

4. node      KJ4LY        146.46         Gainesville, GA.

Status: Connected during nets and at most other times.

5.  rptr       K4HQV     442.075+     Monroe, GA.

Status: Connected during nets and at most other times.

6. node      NX1Q         145.89           Stockbridge, GA.

Status: Connected during nets. May be connected at other times.

7. node     KN4OAJ     443.925+      Dacula, GA.

Status: Connected during nets and most other times.

8. node   W5SLG      442.4         Rio Rancho, NM.

Status: Connected during nets. May be connected at other times.


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.