Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fusion Net - CNY/WNY - Tuesday 2/28

Brian, K2AS here.  I'm involved with the XRX Amateur Radio Club in Webster, NY area, and W2XRX 145.29 repeater in Canadice, NY.  We have been Fusion for almost 2 years, but only a handful of semi-regulars, and a few occasional digital users.   We had a few Fusion nets a over a year ago, but they kind of fell by the wayside.  Sadly, many members get on FM rarely, and don't want to buy a new radio.

I'm trying to drum up some more activity, and was going to start monthly (for now) Fusion nets.  We have Wires-X capability with an RF link at my QTH.  So even if others can't access W2XRX, we will have the net on Wires-X.  The purpose would be to discuss Fusion news, tips, etc.  I think it would be great to expand across CNY/WNY and try to utilize Wires-X.  We don't have any other linking methods on W2XRX - no external controller.

I've contacted WN8Z, but would like to post on Upstate Ham as well.  Maybe some Fusion folks in Buffalo will see it.

This was initially just intended to be local, but decided why not spread the word.  So the date/time was something I came up with, but anything can be up for discussion.

Unless you have any comments/questions first, here is the net announcement:

Tuesday Feb. 28 at 8PM, there will be a Fusion net on the 145.29 W2XRX repeater (Canadice, NY).  The mode will be digital narrow DN.  It will be on Wires-X room #21704.  The purpose will be to discuss Fusion news, equipment, Wires-X, tips, etc.  Check-ins are encouraged from all CNY/WNY Fusion stations.  Initially we would follow-on with a net every 4th Tuesday of the month.  More frequent nets could be added if enough interest.

Thanks and 73,
-- Brian
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