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. 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.

     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.