Wires-X is Yaesu’s system for using VOIP to link repeaters and transceivers via the internet.  The W2XRX repeater has Wires-X capability provided by K2AS (node #11704), using an FTM-100DR that is set up as a Wires-X node at his QTH.  The node is digital only.

The repeater is not normally linked.  In most cases, one will have to use the Wires-X button on your radio to control the node.

Guidelines for Wires-X Use
  • Listen or watch S-Meter for any current FM activity before using Wires-X.
  • Press the Wires-X button on your radio to connect to the node.
  • Use the search features of your radio to find a room or node to connect to.
  • Due to latency on the internet, is is good practice to wait a second or two after pressing the PTT button before speaking, and to hold the PTT for a second or two after finished speaking.
  • Also not a bad idea to say “over” or similar when done speaking.
  • When done with QSO – disconnect from the node or room.  Varies by radio, but press the * button on an FTM-400DR to disconnect the node.