Yaesu FT-70DR WIRES-X help needed

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by W9JYD, Jun 9, 2020.

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  1. W9JYD

    W9JYD Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is confusing. I have a Yaesu FT-70DR and I found a WIRES-X node (KC5QIH) in my new QTH of Waco, Texas... But the manual is basically vague... And I have tried Googling for my answer (and that proved futile... No, Google... I don't want to buy a new HT... Give me the answer!), but I hit the PTT...

    Nothing. I am at a loss here. I even posted my question to my Twitter


    And no replies yet.

    I'm utterly confused here. I would be grateful for the help I receive.

    It works on other FM repeaters but WIRES-X/C4FM is a PITA to get right on this HT.

    73s in advance.
  2. WB8NQW

    WB8NQW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Make sure that you program the channel for the repeater frequency to be in AMS mode. Then press FUNCTION button and then the AMS button. This should get you in Wires-X mode on the repeater if it is enabled. See pages 30 through 33 in the FT-70 manual.
    There are additional manuals on the Yaesu website dealing with Wires-X operation. Also Google "Wires-X Bible"
  3. W9JYD

    W9JYD Ham Member QRZ Page

    WB8NQW... I tried that... just blinks "WIRES" for about a minute... then beeps and nothing.

    I am able to hear others on this node but they can't hear me....

    So confusing.
  4. WB8NQW

    WB8NQW Ham Member QRZ Page

    The repeater owner can control if Wires-X mode is on or not. Or sometimes when Windows does an auto update the Wires-X PC at the repeater may lock up. This requires manual intervention at the computer. The C4FM still works but Wires-X may not.
  5. NI0W

    NI0W Ham Member QRZ Page

    Download the advanced user manual from the Yaesu website, much better instructions. I printed one out so I can always have a reference. Good Luck and hope to hear you on WIRES X.

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