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WIRES-X PC Software Update Information version 1.30

The latest versions are listed below with the release dates. Version 1.300 (12/20/17)


• The node station digital squelch menu setting is changed from DSQ to DG-ID, to correspond to the newer DG-ID function. This provides compatibility for connecting C4FM digital transceivers utilizing the DG-ID. The DG-ID setting range is: 00–99. Set the DG-ID to 00 for an open-node station. * If a DSQ of 100 or higher has previously been in use, to be compatible with the DG-ID firmware a DG-ID number within the range 00–99 must now be used..

• The digital node PC display station list squelch (SQL) column is changed to the DG-ID column.

• WIRES-X connection: Previously, When a WIRES-X node station was accessed from a transceiver with the DG-ID set to "AUTO"; it returned a response to the connecting station regardless of the node station DG-ID. With the DG-ID firmware, only open node stations whose node station DG-ID is "00" will respond to the connected transceiver with DG-ID set to "AUTO".

• Corrects a problem in setting the operating frequency lower digit (100 Hz or less).

• Automatic reconnection is improved when a node station comes on-line after a communication time-out (disconnection) due to line instability. • A problem receiving the preset channel signal when a transceiver is attached to the HRI-200 preset channel connection has been corrected.

If you already have Ver. 1.300 software, it is not necessary to update again.

We hope this new software will increase your enjoyment of WIRES-X. Thank you for choosing Yaesu radios. If you have any problems or questions please contact Yaesu Amateur Tech Support amateurtech@yaesu.com.

Wires-X HRI-200 Software version 1.22

08/08/17 WIRES-X PC Software Update Information The latest versions are listed below with the release dates.  Version 1.220 (08/08/17) Ver. 1.220 • Corrected situation that disconnected WIRES-X node stations when receiving a signal from a new function DG-ID compliant transceiver. • Corrected an open error file problem that images cannot be read by the QSL image function setting of nodes and rooms. • Corrected the node information display section of the digital mobile station and improved information on the popup screen when connecting the room. • Corrected the reconnect/error response (transmission) is repeated when the line goes off during automatic connection. (Reconnect when it goes online) • Implemented countermeasures so communications will be uninterruptible when using lowspeed lines. • Improved and optimized. If you already have ver. 1.220 software, it is not necessary to update again. We hope this new software will increase your enjoyment of WIRES-X. Thank you for choosing Yaesu radios. If you have any......

FT991A update

Please read the FT-991A Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding! Implements improvements MAIN Firmware Ver. 01-09 (09/06/17) DSP Firmware Version 01-11 (09/06/17) • Provides operation on the 5 MHz amateur band. IMPORANT NOTICE: MAIN Ver.01.09 is required with DSP Ver.01.11; if your FT-991A does not have it already, please update to DSP Ver.01.11 they must be used together. * The 5 MHz amateur band is updated for the FT-991A as follows: US / EXP / CHN / AUS versions 1. By pressing and holding the band key [14/5], the 5 MHz band can now be selected. 2. The three 5 MHz band stacks are called up by successively pressing and holding the [14/5] Band Key. (Transmission/Reception operation in 5 MHz band in each version does not change) UK version transceiver which can transmit 5 MHz in USB mode 1. By pressing and holding the band key [14/5], the 5 MHz band can now be selected. 2. The three 5 MHz band stacks are called up by successively pressing and holding the [14/5] Band Key. 3. VFO operation Transmit in all modes is now possible at frequencies of 5.250.0MHz - 5.406.5MHz. EU transceiver which can not currently transmit 5 MHz 1. By pressing and holding the band key [14/5], the 5 MHz band can now be selected. 2. The three 5 MHz band stacks are called up by successively pressing and holding the [14/5] Band Key. 3. 5.351.5MHz - 5.366.5MHz frequencies, VFO operation Transmit in all modes is now possible. NOTE: *For the 5 MHz band, please operate according to Regulation of each country and license of customer. *After updating the firmware for the 5 MHz amateur radio band; please reset the transceiver using the following the procedure. 1. Press and hold the [POWER] key on the front panel to turn the transceiver ON. 2. While the transceiver is ON, disconnect the DC power cable from the DC-IN connector (INPUT: DC 13.8 V) on the rear panel and turn the transceiver OFF. 3. Press and hold the [F (M-LIST)] key on the front panel and connect the power cable into the DCIN connector on the rear panel and turn the transceiver ON. We hope this new firmware will increase your enjoyment of your FT-991A. Thank you for choosing Yaesu radios. If you have any problems or questions, please contact Yaesu, Amateur Tech Support amateurtech@yaesu.com. Best regards, Mikio Maruya, WA6F Executive Vice President Engineering & Customer Service Yaesu USA 

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System Fusion II FAQ

1.) Q - What is System Fusion II?
A - System Fusion II is the next generation of Yaesu System Fusion in which more features, technology, and radios have been added to the product line. This includes the new DR-2x repeater, FT-70D portable, the (soon to be released) FTM-3207, the Digital Group (DG) and Digital Personal (DP) ID features, and the Internet-linked Multiple Repeater System (IMRS) digital linking features.

2.) Q – Is System Fusion II separate from the current Fusion line?
A – System Fusion II is NOT separate technology and is fully compatible with the current line of radios. It will also be compatible with previous models (such as the FT-1D, FTM-400D, and FT-991).

3.) Q – The FT-1(DR/XDR) is not pictured in recent advertising, so is it not going to be able to work with System Fusion II?
A – The ad shows the current and upcoming models in the Yaesu System Fusion product line. Including discontinued models in our advertising would be confusing. Simply because a product is or isn’t pictured in a piece of advertising does not indicate anything else.

4.) Q – Is Wires-X discontinued, since the HRI-200 is not pictured in the ad?
A – Wires-X is NOT discontinued and will still be used and active in the landscape of System Fusion II. This includes a remote base node (radio and HRI-200) setup or a direct connection to a repeater. NOTE: A DR-2x repeater does NOT support both the IMRS LAN option AND a direct connection WIRES-X configuration. You must choose one OR the other.

5.) Q – How will my ‘older radios’ be able to operate or work with the new features of System Fusion II?
A – All radios will have firmware upgrades made available that can be downloaded from the Yaesu website. These firmware updates will allow you to utilize the new features of System Fusion II.

6.) Q – Do I have to update my firmware on my radios?
A – In order to utilize the features and improvements of System Fusion II, you will need to update your radio. If you choose not to update your firmware, proper operation with equipment with System Fusion II firmware might not occur. It is always important to do perform firmware or software updates, as they do contain improvements or enhancements, plus keep your hardware current.

7.) Q – If we already have Wires-X why would someone want IMRS?
A – IMRS is an add-on option when ordering your DR-2x and offers a means of digital voice linking that is all contained within the DR-2x. You will need a computer to set-up the linking and DG-ID’s that correspond to the linking. However, once the set-up is complete no computer or external device will be needed for normal operation.

8.) Q – DG-ID has been mentioned a lot so what is it and why is it being used?
A – DG-ID replaces the existing DSQ function. Some of the things that will be noticeable with DG-ID, is that you have a separate Rx and Tx selection. In addition, DG-ID will no longer have a ‘BREAK’ function, but DG-ID 00 is considered “off”. DG-ID codes range from 00 – 99.

9.) Q – Does this mean that DG-ID will be assigned on a per-channel basis?
A - DG-ID will still be a global setting because of the way that it can be used on a system. As an example, the local repeater might use DG-ID 71 to access it locally. But, if you want to access the two repeaters using IMRS the end user might use DG-ID 90. If it is part of a multi-repeater network and the user wishes to access them ALL then they might select DG-ID 99. For these reasons, it is set-up to be on a global basis and not a per-channel basis.

10.) Q – I now understand DG-ID, but what is DP-ID and what will it be used for in System Fusion II?
A – One of the features of the DR-2x will be a priority override or remote control of the repeater. To help keep these features secure, DP-ID will be used. It works as a unique identifier, that must be synchronized with the DR-2x, in order to allow that radio to be able to control the DR-2x remotely.

More detailed information will be communicated to our customers as System Fusion II is implemented and expanded.