Date/Time is Central USA
- March 6, 2021, 8:00 pm: America Link
- March 8, 2021, 7:30 pm: MNWis Fusion Technical Net
- March 9, 2021, 7:00 pm: Indiana Link (South) Net
- March 9, 2021, 7:30 pm: Nebraska Ragchew
- March 9, 2021, 8:00 pm: Stealth Radio Net
- March 9, 2021, 8:30 pm: Bristol ARC Net
- March 10, 2021, 7:30 pm: San Antonio DN
- March 10, 2021, 8:00 pm: Canadian Net
Check the Calendar link for a full month view. Let us know of any changes, additions, or updates.
Updates and Information
Audio from the nets is now being recorded and is available on the MNWis Net page.
New tools to automate WiRES-X software available. See the post.
2nd Edition of WiRES-X, The Bible available for review.
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!
Firmware updates to DR2X (18-Nov), FTM-300 (8-Dec), FTM-100/400DR/400XDR (22-Dec).
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.
Fusion Firmware Listing updated 17-Jul-2020
Updated Windows 7 recommendations to include a survival guide for Microsoft’s discontinued support.
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)