On-Line Repeater Feed Available

broadcastify-cropIf you’d like to listen to one of our nets without using Echolink, or if you’d like to introduce non-ham friends to the 88 machine, I’ve been working on a resource that can help: a Broadcastify feed. After experimenting for several evenings with a RTL-SDR dongle, I’ve decided that I can get better audio quality by wiring an old HT up to a computer…so that’s what I’ve done.

Be aware that there is 30-40 seconds of latency between the repeater and the feed, so don’t try using this for checking in to SKYNET. Broadcastify also claims to provide archives of recorded audio, but I haven’t tested that feature yet.

https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/29333

Let me know if you need to report a problem: just email my callsign, nt5tm, at w5fc.org.

Try Wires-X

If you have a newer Yaesu radio that supports Wires-X  you can try it out by tuning in the W5FC 442.425 repeater and hitting your Wires-X button on your radio.  Providing you are within repeater range you should connect up to the node. (you don’t have to connect to use or talk on the node)  No code plug needed – just tune your radio to the correct frequency and join in the fun.   There is also a very handy web site to bookmark called https://fusionlive.net that will show you where other Wires-X nodes are located that perhaps you can connect with.  Lots of exciting rooms out in Wires-X land and now there are several nets around the world as well.  Here is a short video on how to get connected:

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