Yaesu DR2 Wires-X update

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by M1MRB, Jul 20, 2017.

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  1. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not direct (connected directly to the repeater) but "over the air" (using a remote rig) like many folks are already doing. There were several firmware revisions on the DR1 before you could hook it up to the HRI-200 directly for Wires.

    I have a direct quote from Yaesu about this and will post it as soon as I can dig it up.

  2. AD0MI

    AD0MI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yaesu hasn't discontinued anything with WiresX. Wherever you read that is incorrect.
  3. K0SVT

    K0SVT Ham Member QRZ Page

    If it still runs Wires Via an RF link, what's the big deal? Seems like a nice rig to me... I have a hard time understanding why you guys jump to conclusions and bash on something you're probably not going to buy anyway.
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  4. W6KKO

    W6KKO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Outrageous that Yaesu has not yet configured their second repeater offering exactly how I want it. Flag semaphore here I come!

    Full disclosure: I am unable to downgrade to Smoke Signals from semaphore after the latest firmware install.
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  5. N4MRM

    N4MRM Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    If it is like the dr1 you only have choices Yaesu wants you to have, I will never buy another. Why buy something then have to add to it to make it work.
  6. WB6AMT

    WB6AMT Ham Member QRZ Page

    As usual Yaesu has made it beyond difficult to simply link two DR-2 repeaters together in one cabinet so their clubs vhf and uhf repeaters could work together for use during their traffic nets.
    Hopefully the Arcom RC210 controller can still make the DR-2 repeaters work unless Yaesu's changes affected that too.
  7. AD0MI

    AD0MI Ham Member QRZ Page

    actually, with the DR2X, it will be simple. Put a crossover ethernet cable between the two of them and use the new IMRS feature. Done.
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  8. W6KKO

    W6KKO Ham Member QRZ Page

    This thread is riddled with conjecture and misinformation. Osmosis remains inferior compared to the reading of a manual.

    For me, the different brands of radios, modes, controllers, and repeaters are the tools for the job. Others prefer just a flat head screwdriver and that's fine too.
  9. KA1VT

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    Or put them on the same network, currently running wires-x via rf link - next a few more experiments to try.

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