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.

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