Out with the old…..
And in with the new….
We’re pleased to report that as planned, a Yaesu DR-2XE has now replaced the old Tait hardware at GB3OA.
As previously mentioned, the Yaesu DR-2XE offers both standard analogue FM and C4FM. Whatever the receiver hears will be the mode that’s used. Analogue in, analogue out. C4FM in, C4FM out. It’s one or the other, but not both together. Please note the that the standard logic of the repeater will no longer give a K (when using analogue), there is however a squelch tail of 2.5 seconds so you know whether you’re getting in or not. Currently the CW ID is set to go off every 10 minutes (assuming analogue is being used).
Due to a battle with Wires-X networking we’ve had to change the set-up slightly. The room number of SW-LANCS is now 05324, other than that the following sill applies. The repeater will normally be connected to Wires-X room 05234, SW-LANCS. If you wish to disconnect it and connect up somewhere else, that’s perfectly fine. After a period of local inactivity the repeater will automatically re-join SW-LANCS. Please be aware that the connection to SW-LANCS only works if you’re using C4FM.
Yaesu do not allow any none native connection to Wires-X. For those that do not have direct access to a node or repeater that’s connected to Wires-X, the only option to connect somewhere remote is via some form of Hotspot. We have therefore created a YSF Reflector, also called SW-LANCS. Its number is 01704, you should be able to find it on a Pi-Star dashboard. Using a DVMEGA and another Wires-X node (both on dummy loads), these two networks are now bridged together. It shouldn’t matter which SW-LANCS you connect to, you will be heard on both networks. While the hotspot supports both Voice Wide (VW) and Digital Narrow (DN) meaning both will work just fine, please note that if you wish to connect up using your DMR radio and a hotspot running DMR2YSF, then only Digital Narrow (DN) will work.
The GB3OA team.