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.

http://www.goodsearch.com/Default.aspx

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.