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In the next few weeks there will be lots of information uploaded to this site regarding how to build repeaters, gateways, hotspots and xlx servers. Also what software is available to link all the modes together.

CQ-UK-1 is a bridge to a multi mode network. The Network consists of a YSF Reflector, XLX Server (YSF, DMR, DStar) and a Hblink 3 Server (Dmr).The following external servers are also connected. Pheonix Plus , Brandmeister , FCS, YCS235 and EuropeLink

CQ_UK-2 is the main room which is connected to the YCS235 server via a DR-2XE Repeater.

Both rooms can be accesed from YCS235 and Europelink Fusion II DG-ID Reflectors


New Network For Aberdeen And Surrounding Area

Wires-X Room ABERDEEN-UK 47699

GB7AB DR-2XE Repeater


MB6FP Wires-X Gateway

YCS235 Server


Are now connected together. MB6ER, GB7AB , YCS235  and YSF 00-CQ-UK-ABDN are set up to use DG-ID.

GB7AB has 01,25,35,53,90 (Fixed)

You can also dial up 80,81,82 the selected DG-ID will be open for 15 mins (On Demand). DG-ID 90 removes them.

MB6ER is connected via 00-CQ-UK-ABDN and you can use the same DG-ID as GB7AB

When using Wires-X if the repeater or gateway are silent. you will go out on DG-ID 00 Local.If they are active, Wires-X will go out on the active DG-ID channel.

Hotspots can gain access via YCS235 01 Local or 83 Aberdeeen. Simply connect your PI-Star software by EA7EE or your Openspot to GB CQ-UK YCS. Change DG-ID and key up. This will move you to your selected channel. There is an Options section that you can input various DG-ID, so you can listen to various channels.

DG-ID: Fixed

01 local

25 CQ-UK

35 UK-1

53 New Zealand

DG-ID: On Demand

80 FreeSTAR

81 America Link

82 HubNet

MB6FP can be moved to other Wires-X Rooms

If you are connected via GB7AB 1 beep means to are connected to your selected DG-ID and you have 30 seconds for someone to respond. 2 beeps means the DG-ID has disconnected. if someone activates the repeater all you have to do is press the PTT no need to change DG-ID.

What is Wires-X

WIRES (Wide-coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System) is an Internet communication system which expands the range of amateur radio communication. For WIRES-X, an amateur node station connecting to the Internet is used as the access point and connects the wireless communication to the Internet. Users' stations can communicate with other amateur stations all over the world using a node within the radio wave range.

Node Setup Is Easy

Establishing the connection between the HRI-200 and a computer is quick and simple, requiring only a single USB cable. Support for USB bus power means that an additional external power supply is not needed. Opening ports in the router also can be done with a simple setting in the WIRES-X software, using the UPnP function. (May not be supported by some routers.) Working your way through complicated router settings is a thing of the past.

New PDN Function

We are excited to inform that the PDN (Portable Digital Node) function for the FTM-400 and FTM-100 series is now available. This firmware is now available at Yaesu official website:

FTM-400XD MAIN Ver 4.40/ DSP Ver 4.31
FTM-400D MAIN Ver 3.40/ DSP Ver 4.31*
FTM-100D MAIN Ver 2.40/ DSP Ver 4.31/ PANEL Ver 2.10

Users can easily establish and operate a WiRES-X Portable Node Station by directly connecting the FTM-400XD, FTM-400D, and FTM-100D to the PC with the SCU-40.

Same as the WiRES-X Portable Node with the FT2D, four (4) different types of operation modes are available. For more detailed information, please refer to the latest operation manual which is posted in Yaesu official website ( Please also be informed that the latest WiRES-X PC software (Ver 1.510) has been released along with the latest firmware of the FTM-400XD/FTM-400D and FTM-100D.

This software contains some improvements and optimizations to operate a WiRES-X PDN (Portable Digital Node) with the C4FM transceivers – FTM-400XD, FTM-400D, FTM-100D and FT2D and a fixed WiRES-X node station with HRI-200.

With the Portable Digital Node function, the flexibility and mobility of the WiRES-X Network will be available all the time. We believe that this new WiRES-X functionality will contribute to the growth of the YAESU C4FM (System Fusion) network.

New Openspot 3

The openSPOT3 is a battery powered, portable, standalone digital radio internet gateway (hotspot) designed mainly for amateur radio. You can talk with others on digital radio networks by using an openSPOT3, Wi-Fi internet access, and your digital transceiver.

Compatible digital radio protocols and networks
DMR BrandMeister, DMRplus, DMR-MARC, Phoenix, XLX, TGIF
System Fusion®/C4FM FCS, YSFReflector
NXDN® NXDNReflector
P25 P25Reflector
APRS® messaging and location data forwarding (APRS-IS) Supports cross modes with built-in hardware transcoding (example: talk with your D-STAR® radio on DMR, and with your DMR radio on D-STAR® networks).

Key features

Built-in Li-ion battery with 10 hours of operation (can be extended by turning on additional power saving)
Built-in hardware transcoding* for the best voice quality in cross mode operation
Built-in extended range Wi-Fi and radio antenna
Built-in beeper with audible status tones
Web-based easy and fast Quick Setup
No additional hardware required, works out of the box without a computer
All accessories included you need to have the openSPOT3 up and running (USB-C cable and 120V/230V USB power supply for charging)
Designed for 24/7 continuous use even in your vehicle with extreme fast bootup and USB power supply tolerance
User manual available online
2 year warranty** with official support in email / community forum
Web interface for configuration and monitoring
HTTP/WebSocket API with documentation for developers
Create your own private radio network using our open source server application

Raspberry Pi 4

New Features!
The latest model of our favourite single-board computer includes great new headline features such as dual 4K (yes 4K!) displays, super-fast USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and budget-accommodating RAM options.

Even More Power!


Rpi 4 Hotspot With Cooling Fan

Support MMDVM mode: DMR/YSF/P25/NXDN/DSTAR/POCSAG Frequency range: 144MHz-148MHz, 420MHz-475MHz,842MHz-950MHz (depend on ADF7021 and TCXO, HAT's Firmware Amateur radio brand license limit) High-quality TCXO, stable with low BER. With both inner 433MHz Ceramic antenna and SMA interface, work perfect in UHF and VHF. PCB inner mini fan reduce bring off heat,keep low temperature, improve the service life of the equipment. Humanized design, saving space, very suitable for reassembling your kit. Design for RPi 4B RPi 3B/B+ ,compatible with Pi ZERO, NanoPi NEO, Orange Pi, Compatible to BlueDV(Required to add USBtoTTL or Bluetooth model)

imageGreat Package if using the latest Raspberry Pi4 with 4GB ram and Pi-Star or Raspbian software. Ideal for Hotspot or for digital link building. A must for anyone wanting to directly link Wires-x to YSF Reflector. Currently used by myself to connect CQ-UK2 Wires-x room to its Ysf Reflector and stream CQ-UK Live. Can also be used as a PC . To run raspbian you will need a wired keyboard and mouse, small monitor or tv. Wired Internet connection works best.


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