Date/Time is Central USA
- May 28, 2022, 7:00 am: Milwaukee ARC Fusion Net
- May 28, 2022, 8:00 pm: America Link
- May 28, 2022, 8:15 pm: DARC Digital Net
- May 29, 2022, 7:30 pm: Ohio Link Network
- May 29, 2022, 8:00 pm: Oklahoma
- May 29, 2022, 8:30 pm: Southern Minnesota Fusion Net
- May 30, 2022, 7:30 pm: MNWis Fusion Technical Net
- May 30, 2022, 9:00 pm: Colorado Net
Check the Calendar for a full month view. Let us know of any changes, additions, or updates.
Solar and propagation report courtesy of http://www.hamqsl.com/solar.html
Picture(s) of the Week
The Picture of the Week now has its own web page HERE. (New: balloon launch in South Australia)
Updates and Information
FT-5D main firmware update. See the Fusion Help page.
High quality QSL cards from UX5UO (Ukraine). Gennady runs a great business and you purchase helps support Ukranian businesses.
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.
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.
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
The Shopping Page has been updated with old stuff gone and new stuff added.
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)