Monday, April 18, 2011

Good Search

This is just a reminder about using Good Search for all your internet search and purchasing needs. The club receives a percentage of every search and purchase from that web page.

Make sure to choose the Green Bay Mike and Key Club as the cause

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Disable Yaesu Wires for Good

There is a really annoying function in many of the Yaesu radios called WIRES.

There is a single touch button (left volume knob on many mobiles and the Zero key on many handhelds) with a "Nuclear" looking symbol above it to quick enable/disable it.

This is meant to be used in conjunction with the Yaesu proprietary linking system called WIRES. It is much like IRLP, except that it uses a single DTMF tone every time you key up.

The problem is that more times that not, we inadvertently enable this. When enabled, the radio sends a touch tone that covers up the first second or two of whatever we are saying.

Fortunately, KB6OT has a solution:

Now even if you accidently enable this, it will not send out a DTMF digit covering your audio.