Hello everyone and thanks for tuning back in this is Eric with ham-radio concepts kj4 y Zi and in a previous video I did show you that I picked up again a yaesu system fusion handheld specifically the FT 2d and this is the third time I’ve had this radio so that showed that and I asked in the last video.
What do you want to see from some future videos quick videos here what would help you what can I help you with and so I got a lot of interesting topics to.
Cover so I’m gonna try to get to those here soon to start with this video I’m gonna grip a couple.
Things together now some people ask they want to know how to program the radio directly from the radio screen without having to use programming software case you’re in a field and you.
Have your RT systems and laptop no biggie you can program it right from the front of the radio and some other people ask they want to see how to set up the hotspot for fusion now.
This is running PI star and this will apply to any PI star hotspot but if you’re using a PI star hotspot that you’ve never touched with fusion and you just got your fusion radio it’s pretty simple I’ll walk you through it’s very simple to switch this from DMR Rd star to System fusion so I’ll walk you through that and then we’ll.
Show you how to use the radio itself to control the hotspot to change reflectors.
And and to pull up lists of reflectors and stuff like that no you’re not having to you don’t have to log into this device to do anything when you’re trying to switch to different AC reflectors that’s a big misconception a lot of people have they say every time I want to change to Alabama link why do I have to log into the hotspot and do it from my computer.
Or phone you don’t you do it right from the front of the radio and in another video I’ll show you the complete wires X functionality because at this time wires X does not work from.
A yaesu handheld to a hotspot wires X is proprietary from yaesu and they want you to buy their a suit equipment so right now you can use the system fusion handheld here to.
Join on ysf relays to system fusion reflectors and a lot of those reflectors.
Are linked to DM R and D star and various bridges so we’ll we’ll talk about the wires X completely in a whole nother video but in this one programming the radio program the hot spot on pi-star and using the radio to get into the hot spot.
To you know change out different reflectors and and navigate through it alright so for my radio I have it pretty much defaulted back to vfo with no memory stored in here right now so what you’re gonna do is what do you need for a repeater frequency you need your repeater.
Output you need your your tone and you need your shift right so we can do all that right here on the radio like this first you’re going to tap on you know I have VHF on the top UHF.
On the bottom dual receiver independent so we’ll tap on the top one and we’ll type in the frequency of the repeater that’s a repeater locally here okay one four six six four zero and now I need to set the there is an automatic repeater shift you can see.
Up here it’s already chosen a negative offset here which by default on two meters is 600 kilohertz and UHF it is five five megahertz so you need to set your tone so now you can hold the.
Display button it’ll bring you into a menu.
Here click on signaling and you should see squelch type that would be your tone and depending on what kind.
Of tone you want your you know you have tone squelch you have you know tone squelch tone DCS reverse tone and such we’re gonna go to tone squelch that’s how the repeater is set up so they repeat this radio it’s not gonna hear anything unless it matches the tone that is on the repeater currently set will go back.
And then you go right below that on the menu here to tone squelch frequency and you dial in your frequency of your application whether you’re using it on simplex or DC s tone or your tone squelch for this repeater it’s going.
To be 107 point 2 the cool thing is a search here if you don’t know your tone you can search for it and if there if the repeater is transmitting and this thing is on.
Tone search it’s going to identify the tone the sub-audible CT CSS tone or dcs that’s going to be coming out of the repeater so as of right now okay we have just a.
Memory with a tone proper tone and a shift on FM which would work right now how do you want to save that the F memory right function or memory writes a.
Dual button dual mode button here you hold this button for two seconds all right and now you can see here the memory right button is here and it’s blinking up here and it’s asking you which frequency do you want to put that in or which memory Channel so I’m gonna put that in number one and I hit right and if you have something.
There it’s going to ask you do you want to overwrite I just stored that in memory number one now I’ll do another one we’ll go to okay one four six seven seven five the automatic or Peter shift is there but.
If you have a customer Peter shift what you can do is hold the display go back into the menu go to it’s weird why they put this in config you think they’d put it right there next to the tones it’s actually an config and you would go down here to repeater shift now the repeater ARS is your automatic repeater shift where it detects the standard for where the frequencies are in the spectrum of 2 meters and 440 determines where you know it’s not going.
To shift it outside of the band so if you have a repeater output that is in the upper end of the 2 meter band it’s not going to shift plus because that would put it out of the 2 meter band you know so your automatic repeater shift is on but go down here and you can change it if you.
Want it on negative shift positive shift or simplex will do negative here okay and so I have one four six seven seven five the same tone applies negative split negative shift and again hold the bottom-left button here F the function memory right button.
Hold that for two seconds okay and I’m gonna put this.
One number two and hit memory right and if you have something here it’s gonna ask you to overwrite it okay so so far I just made two memories with the button down here the vfo or memory mode that’s the VM when you push.
That in you’re in memory mode you’ll see your memory numbers up here there’s number two there’s number one okay so as you make memories you can scroll through them and it’s just.
That easy to store it right on the radio now there’s some other.
Do if you go into here in the memory you do have the ability to have different banks so if you wanted to have a bank for local a bank for while you’re traveling a bank.
Of say you know different frequencies for simplex.
And APRs and stuff like that you can name the bank you can name each memory memory skip in case you want to skip that while you’re scanning some people don’t want to scan.
Every single thing that they have memory right so there’s other memory.
Functions in here so what I’ll do is I’ll factory reset my hot spot just so we can start over in case you’re unaware of setting up pi-star or maybe you haven’t had a PI start on D star or anything.
Yet so this is by default right now the PI star dashboard the login to this is PI dash star dot local yes you can connect to this on your iPhone at least I can if you’re tethering the Wi-Fi off of your iPhone to this hotspot in your mobile you.
Can go to PI star PI dash star dot local on your iPhone to configure this out in the field a lot of people had that question too so the default paths or the default login is PI dash star and the password is raspberry okay once you’re in here not too much you have to do first.
We’re going to put my call sign in all right.
I’m going to change the frequency for this video I’m using four three five now it’s come to my attention that a lot of people do not want to use frequencies like this for the sake of interference to satellite uplinks and downlinks and such so find the frequency that is not in use that is.
Approved for this type of mode and don’t use a repeater frequency or anything here for the sake of the video using four three five latitude/longitude if you know your your latitude and longitude you can this is my rough or think.
My town okay I’ll put Florida country and all this really all this is really for you know your if somebody looks you up through here they could see on the the dashboard or the main reflector you know list which I.
Don’t normally do so we can do cures accom /kj for y if you want to okay so radio modem type very important you want to have right here stm32 – DVM raspberry pie hat GPIO now that that’s the.
Same for all these I’m just going through this again in case you’ve never set up a hotspot for a ham radio use at all ever that’s what you want stm32 – DVM mm DVM raspberry pie hat okay set your node to private unless you want it public where other people can log in hit apply changes that’s going to save this and it’s going.
To give you the option now when that’s inputted to pick the mode because right now you came to pick what mode you want it to be on because it doesn’t have any information in it so as soon as this is done it’s gonna pop up now I’ll be able to check the mode that I want the hotspot to run.
On okay and what you just saw said because it just opened up now.
With the configuration here I have to choose my modem again I’m not sure why it kicks that off once you do that but.