March 22, 2015 - The Fusion Breakfast is an informal group of hams who install and maintain repeaters, or those interested in the new Yaesu System Fusion line of ham equipment. Chuck KØORK is the person who organizes the group and introduces the topics and hams who attend. This was the 2nd of such meetings held at Matthew's Family Restaurant in Circle Pines, MN.
March 22, 2015 - Using the Rigol DSA-815 Spectrum Analyzer is Chris K9EQ as he fine-tunes a set of UHF pass/reject filters. Many who attend the Fusion Breakfast get a chance to have their technical questions asked and answered. Chris is the trustee of the WØMDT 444.525+ repeater which is also a test site for System Fusion.
Photo: Chris KC9NVV
March 22, 2015 - Four members of the PCARA attended the breakfast. Greg N9CHA, Mark W9GWG, Rick W9WS and Chris KC9NVV (taking the photo). At this point, the PCARA is the only Wisconsin group represented. However, the informal meeting is open to all regional hams and more are expected to attend. During the summer months, the group holds a monthly "Hams In The Park" gathering. More information can be found at the HamOperator web site.
N9XH VHF System Fusion Repeater ON!
March 12, 2015 - The club's System Fusion repeater is on the air. At 11:45am, Thursday March 12th, 2015 the repeater was put on the air. The first digital C4FM QSO was at 11:50am between Chuck WD9GWG in Osceola, and Mark W9GWG near the tower shack in Balsam Lake. Pictured above are Mark W9GWG and Chris KC9NVV turning the repeater on.
March 12, 2015 - The repeater shack layout includes the rack for the Yaesu DR-1X, CAT-250 Controller and link transceivers. Battery backup is included for all equipment including the packet radio and APRS, as well as the N9XH UHF IRLP repeater.