Date/Time is Central USA
- October 27, 2020, 8:30 pm: Bristol ARC Net
- October 29, 2020, 6:30 pm: The Very Welcome (VW) Net
- October 29, 2020, 7:45 pm: MVARC Net
- October 29, 2020, 8:00 pm: Zombie Alert net
- October 30, 2020, 8:00 pm: U.S.E.C.A Fusion Net
- October 31, 2020, 7:00 pm: KY All Digital Net
- October 31, 2020, 8:00 pm: America Link
- October 31, 2020, 8:00 pm: DARC(MN) Net
Check the Calendar link for a full month view. Let us know of any changes, additions, or updates.
BARS sponsors a Fusion Technical Net held Monday’s at 7:30 PM Central Time (0030 Tuesday UTC Daylight time) in Room #21493 and YSF #21,493 as well as a number of Fusion Repeaters. Everyone is welcome!
Fusion Help – help and tip sheets, technical information, and other Fusion resources. (Link to old page)
Yaesu Fusion Blog – Hints and help from your first Fusion contact to installing and operating a Fusion repeater. This blog presents to the experiences of over 20 Hams who operate Yaesu Fusion equipment. (Link to old blog)
Want to build a kit? Here’s a 4W mono-band digital SSB transceiver for $55! Hook this to your computer and run the FT8 digital modes.
Here’s a handy SWR/Power meter that can fit on your HT. It comes with adapters so you can use it with both male and female SMA connectors.
Amazon is having really good deals on the 8″ Fire tablet (32GB Flash, 2GB RAM, faster CPU, long battery life. Really nice price for a rugged, basic tablet! Also they have the 4K Fire TV Stick on sale. If you have the original stick, you should upgrade. Much, much faster CPU! Good deal even if you never use the 4K feature.
Fusion Firmware Listing updated 17-Jul-2020
Updated Windows 7 recommendations to include a survival guide for Microsoft’s discontinued support.
A PDF/Print option has been added to HamOperator pages to make it easier to save a post or a page on your computer. Look for the PDF and printer icons in the upper-right corner of the page.
MNWis is now using #21,493 for both the YSF reflector “US MNWIS RDNT” and the WiRES-X room. The old YSF reflector at 37,624 is no longer in use. FCS 003-23 is still available for hotspot chatting, but is not linked to the YSF or WiRES-X reflectors. It may be linked during nets, but this is not guaranteed.
A note on problems using YSF Reflectors that bridge to WiRES-X Rooms.
MNWis now has a Chat Function. Try using this during the net!
Looking for links to interesting pages. Try the links page HamOperator->Links
March 11 MNWis net audio (about hotspots) posted.
All sorts of fun and interesting links posted.
We now have OLD STUFF
MNWIS Real-Time Reports Includes connected nodes, Last Heard and other information
Chuck’s Channels – Downloadable repeater frequencies for Minnesota and vicinity
List of Fusion Nets and connections
Local Fusion Repeaters (MN+)
Recommended Fusion Simplex Frequencies
Good cheap HF antennas: The K0ZE/K9EQ Antenna Shootout
25-Mar-2016: How to set up Windows 7 and 10 for WiRES-X 24x7x365 remote operation on the Fusion Help page.
Tower Time Lapse Video – Taken at the MNWis Pine County repeater site
Icom AH-4 Universal Tuner. The Official K9EQ Unofficial Icom AH-4 Tuner Page. It’s not just about working all bands. It’s also about building practical, cheap, antennas that you can design and put together with stuff from Home Depot. Find out why 50 ohms and aluminum are evil. Did I mention cheap?
Please refer to the BARS/W0MDT Mission Statement. This mission statement applies to all activities including the Fusion Net, and Hams in the Park. We humbly suggest that other organizations also establish their mission statement.
K9EQ’s Amateur Radio Rules. Sometimes we need rules. Sometimes we don’t. Do we need these rules? You decide! (Updated 27-Apr-2020)