"How Does It Work?"


It's actually simpler than you may think. Much of the following will become clearer once you start using the system.


A Yaesu radio with a DATA jack on the rear, connects to a Yaesu HRI-200 Wires-X unit called an HRI-200. Then the HRI-200 connects to a personal computer with internet access. Software titled "Wires-X" tells the HRI-200 what to do. Also a user with a radio can also tell the Wires-X Box what to do, using DTMF tones on their keypad. Read page 3 for the commands you can use to tell the system what to do!


The Wires-X HRI-200 Box is also called a "NODE". This NODE is accessible over the internet using VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). Basically, the audio that the radio hears, is sent to the X-Box, and then to the internet wherever it is directed to go (usually a room). A NODE might be a simplex node somewhere, or even a repeater. So a repeater node, although listed as just 1 node in the room, might actually be a repeater, with an audience of hundreds. This repeater might even be linked to other systems as well.


Our room is virtually limitless, and can host as few as 1 other node, or even hundreds! The SSRA has a ROOM number as well. Ours is #21979. The difference between a NODE number and a ROOM number is the very first number. A Node starts with a "1" and a room begins with a "2". SSRA is 11979 and 21979.


A user coming into the Wires-X system will be on the SSRA repeater room #21979. The repeaters call sign (WF7S) will be displayed in the software and on the screen of other users. YOUR CALL SIGN WILL NOT. If you have a Yaesu digital radio, it will display on the other side. However this is one of the more advanced features of the system that only Digital users will have access to.


When you are in a room, and key your radio, the SSRA call sign WF7S is displayed on other stations radios. Not to worry, simply identify your station and advise your contact that you are coming in thru the WF7S Repeater.

"How Can I Use It?"