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using hri-200 with ft-991a wires x

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by W3ZDX, May 27, 2019.

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  1. W3ZDX

    W3ZDX Ham Member QRZ Page


    I have an FT-991a and HRI-200 that I would like to setup as a node for use while I am local. I do not have any wires x repeaters near me. There seems to be no definitive source for troubleshooting or information and if any one has done this, I would appreciate your advice.

    I cannot find a problem with the way I setup the HRI200, the wires x and the FT991a. But obviously there is

    My problem;
    I cannot connect to wires x with when I use my Ft2d and try to connect to my FT991a
    I have the wires x software setup, all of the ports check out ok.
    I have gone into transceiver and set my frequency(simplex, no tone squelch)
    I hear nothing at either the radio or the PC.

    I know I am missing a setting, but I have been through the HRI 200 instructions and have combed youtube for answers.

    Any help would be appreciated
  2. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds like you are trying to hear your one rig in the other via arepeater.
    This is VERY likely to fail because your transmitter in the one rig has such a STRONG local signal it is desensing the heck out of the other rig's receiver !! Remember they are on two different freqs, not simplex (that would work :D )
    I am not sure that even simplex would work becasue I believe wires has a digital ID that has to get thru and maybe strong RF field would mess up the decoder circuits ??!
  3. KN4MNA

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    I'm having the same problem with the same equipment. Have you figured out the solution yet? Thanks

  4. K2CQW

    K2CQW Ham Member QRZ Page

    The repeater doesn't have to be wites-x, just digital capability. My node in my garage communicates with our 145.210 repeater, W3TBG. Our techie refused to put the HRI-200 at the repeater site, we got fed up and put the node my garage.
  5. W4EAE

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    I seem to recall reading that when using the FT-991A with the HRI-200, you can only set it up as an analogue node. This makes sense give that what comes through the USB port of the FT-991A is PCM audio, not C4FM. That is not to say you could not use C4FM between the FT2D and the FT-991A, just that the HRI-200 sees it as analogue.

    In this case, you will not be able to use the Wires-X button. You must your DTMF commands to change Wires-X rooms and such. Make sure your node type in the software is 'FM' even if you are running C4FM between the HT and the 991.

    It really comes down to that fact that I don't think that Yaesu assumed too many people would be doing this (kind of like towing caravan with a Ferrari). If you really want to setup a Wires-X simplex node--something which it seems could benefit you and others around your if there are no Wires-X repeaters--the FTM-100 is rock-solid for the task.
  6. WF4USN

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    I've too have an HRI-200 I wanted to use to access Fusion net without going through the local repeater. When I do the port check in the WiresX software during initial set up I get a OK on the node control and NG on all the others. Any pointers on how to get past this stage?


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  7. W4EAE

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    I don't think that you really need to worry about this. I have set up multiple Wires-X nodes using both the HRI-200 and the PDN function, and I have never forward any ports (and I do not use upnp).

    I would just continue with your setup. If you are still having problems, eliminate every other issue before coming back to this one.
  8. KC1OGS

    KC1OGS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I would like to know if anyone get on wires-x with the ft991a and hri-200. according to the Yaesu forum is buy another receiver like an FTM-100d...LOL...
    Anyways it would be nice to know if it is possible since I do not have a wire-x repeater anywhere near me. thanks
  9. G8FXC

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    I don't believe it is possible. The HRI-200 is designed to work with the VHF/UHF mobile devices like the FTM-100 and FTM-400. I'm about to replace my FTM-400 with an FT-991A and the only thing I will miss is the ability to run in PDN mode. On the other hand, it must be close to a year since I actually used PDN mode, so I'm better off with the additional modes that the 991 will give me.

    Martin (G8FXC)
  10. KC1OGS

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    Are you looking to sell the FTM??? @martin (G8FXC)
    BTW, your going to love the 991A. So... many features. Also make sure you get the Ham it up v1.3 with the nooelec Smart SDR. Really brings out a full waterfall with my laptop

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