On Nov 17, 2018 upgrades have been completed on the W5FC 442.425 Fusion repeater. The older DR-1X was upgraded and replaced with a new Yaesu DR-2X. Special thanks to K5BP for his hard work and effort on “tweeking” the controller codes to work with the new hardware. The repeater is also Wires-X attached – operators can talk around the world.
Some good news and bad – The Bad: AS of Nov 11, 2018 the w5fc DARC 442.425 Yaesu System Fusion Repeater will be off the air for a few days. The Good: when the repeater and controller come back on the air it will be the new Yaesu DR2X and have Wires-X connectivity (replacing the older DR1X). Stay tuned for more updates as they occur. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Got an iPhone? Want to locate/find the nearest Wires-X node from your location? Go grab the WiresApp from the Apple App Store and you can locate nodes from your location. Link to the App Store:
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: