Category Archives: System Fusion

Related to Yaesu’s System Fusion digital mode

Fusion Radio Price Updates

As of Nov. 5 – some include coupons which expire. Check with retailer or Yaesu. These are HRO prices:

  • FTM-3200DR – $114.95 after rebate! 2 Meters only mobile
  • FTM-3207DR – $114.95 after rebate! 440 Only mobile
  • FTM-7250DR – $199.95 Dual Band mobile
  • FTM-100DR – $264.95 – after coupon/rebate dual band mobile , APRS, GPS
  • FTM-400XDR – $459.95 Dual Band mobile, APRS, GPS, color touch screen
  • FT-70DR – $144.95 – after rebate/coupon, dual band HT
  • FT-2DR – $359.95 – Dual Band HT, APRS, GPS, Touch screen
  • FT-3DR – $399.95 – Dual Band HT, GPS, APRS, Color touch screen

Fusion Nets

Just a reminder of a couple of nets that the W2XRX 2 meter repeater will often be connected to:

  • Southern Tier Fusion Tech Net – Sundays 8:00PM
    Access is through W2XRX repeater DN mode C4FM. The room number is 40963 for anyone who wants to connect direct. Check-ins encouraged
  • MNWIS Fusion Technical Net – Mondays 8:30PM. DN Mode C4FM. The 2 meter repeater is usually connected via K2AS Wires-X node. Check-ins only with announcements, questions, comments. Room is 21493

New Dual Band Fusion Transceiver

Another option for Fusion will be available soon.    The FTM-7250 looks like the single band FTM-3200 (2m) and FTM-3207 (70cm), but will operate both bands.  It is still waiting FCC acceptance, but expect it to run somewhere between $220 and $250.  The FTM-100 is $308 right now and has APRS capability.

More info at https://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=106&encProdID=A2FF443FFA7DE7C16072D3EBEC69D19A&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0

Map of Fusion Repeaters

This is a Map of System Fusion repeaters I copied from repeaterbook.com.  It gives an idea of density and locations of System Fusion activity in the US.  In some places, like Phiily/NJ area, too many to individually show at this zoom level, so it just looks blurry blue.  Click on the Map for a larger version.

System Fusion Repeater MAP Feb 2018
System Fusion Repeater MAP Feb 2018

System Fusion News

The lower cost single band UHF 440 transceiver is now available. The FTM-3207 should be order-able from most retailers.
The interesting news is they have made this radio capable of controlling a Wires-X node. That is, from the front panel and microphone keypad, you can connect to a Wires-X node and connect to other nodes and rooms. This feature was not previously available on the lowest cost C4FM radios, the 2 meter FTM-3200 and FT-70 HT. But as of today, both of those radios are now upgrade-able with a firmware update.

All of these radios are under $200, and the FTM-3200 was going for $135 earlier this year.

The link below has a video on how it works on the UHF FTM-3207.

Put one of these on your gift to yourself list
-Brian K2AS

Fusion Net Mar. 28 8PM

I have schedule another Fusion net on the W2XRX repeater – here is the info:

Fusion Net

Tuesday Mar 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.