Saturday, January 31, 2015
Digital Voice coming to CNY and the 147.39 repeater
Yaesu's System Fusion Digital Voice capability will be coming to the WN8Z 147.39 repeater in Oswego County in early 2015. WN8Z; Pat has reported that the new Fusion DR-1X repeater is on order and he hopes to have it up and running within a month or two. Pat now has the Fusion capable FTM-400DR mobile as well as the FT1DR handheld that he is starting to explore all the System Fusion capabilities with.
Several local Ham's in the area have also purchased new System Fusion capable radios in recent months and have expressed much enthusiasm for this new mode's capabilities. There are also discussions of the possibility of one or more other Fusion repeaters coming to CNY in 2015. There are also at least two System Fusion repeaters coming on line in the Rochester area, and one in Cortland later this year.
Stay tuned here for updates on Pat's progress on this exciting project, as well as news of other System Fusion repeaters in Upstate NY.
link to a System Fusion overview: http://www.yaesu.com/pdf/System_Fusion_text.pdf
Recent articles on digital voice for Amateur Radio:
The Spectrum Monitor; January 2015, (http://www.thespectrummonitor.com/)
Reviews of 2 Fusion Radios - QST Magazine; September 2014 (http://www.arrl.org/qst)