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Solar and propagation report courtesy of http://www.hamqsl.com/solar.html

This Week

Follow K9EQ on Twitter @k9eq. Relevant Ham Radio and technical posts with a focus on cool and interesting stuff. Also a way to provide feedback.

Where’s the Pi? Raspberry Pi’s are hard to come by. Fortunately there is the Raspberry Pi Locater.

Maybe a good external Bluetooth transceiver for Yaesu’s HT’s? Pryme BT-502

Updates and Information

2200 mAh battery for the FT-70: https://batteriesamerica.com/products/sbr-24li

W4IOD’s Good Operating Practices for Fusion Repeaters and Nodes

FT-5D main firmware update. See theFusion Help page.

MNWis net is now accepting buy and sell listings for Fusion and Fusion-related equipment. This is in addition to the technical content.

Interesting article on decrypting and examining the FT-70D firmware. Same techniques would apply to any of the radios. Article also links to one on the FT1DR that goes into the various tools for the Renesas microprocessor that Yaesu uses.

IMRS: Having problems with connections dropping. Firmware 1.4.4 is available privately. See the Firmware and Software Versions and the Fusion Identification Cheat Sheet on the Fusion Help page.

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 (0130 Tuesday UTC Day) 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)

Use the Chat Function during the net to chat with other listeners and net control.

Looking for links to interesting pages. Try the links page HamOperator->Links

All sorts of fun and interesting links posted.

Mobile Digital updates for WiRES-X and FTM-1/400

We now have OLD STUFF

MNWIS Real-Time Reports Includes connected nodes, Last Heard and other information

List of Fusion Nets and connections

Recommended Fusion Simplex Frequencies

Good cheap HF antennas:  The K0ZE/K9EQ Antenna Shootout

Windows Tips and Troubleshooting (USB)

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

Shopping

The Shopping Page has been updated with old stuff gone and new stuff added.

HF HamOperating

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?

Other Stuff

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)