The power was restored at 20:22 central, and the room is back online. A few nodes are still not responding: Shawnee W, Spring Hill, and St. Joseph.
If you have any interest in Fusion or new radios don’t miss the opportunity to hear or ask John Kruk some questions. John Kruk the National Sales manager at Yaesu in Cypress California. He is also a great guy.
Brad Hurd KB0LSM will be hosting a directed net on Kansas City Wide next Thursday August 26th at 1930-2030 hours CST. The format will be John discussing all things Yaesu and then taking questions.
Please see a copy of Brad’s post on the Facebook group below or see:Facebook, groups, Kansas City Wide, Or on a computer https://www.facebook.com/groups/837520033824624
It is a treat to have John take his time to do this.
Also we are proud to announce that the Kansas City Wide Yaesu room # 28054 is consistently now in the top dozen most popular Yaesu rooms in the world,,, thanks to your help and support.
FYI, Thank you
Jerry Dixon KC0KW
After a long testing period, I would like to make a public announcement that the YSF reflector linked to the Kansas City Wide Network of repeaters is available to all.
YSF32453 – US-KCWide – WiresX28054
This entry is listed in the ysf host list on your hotspot.
This link is to the dashboard of the reflector and is publicly available as well. The dashboard will occasionally change in look and functionality in the future.
Don’t forget about the Echolink connection as well. W0FH-L.
You can also reference the Kansas city wide Network website for more information.
There has also been a Facebook group created with information there as well.
I would also like to thank everyone involved that has made this network happen. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
The YSF reflector US-KCWIDE is now linked to the Kansas City Wide digital Fusion room.
This will allow access to the Kansas City Wide room via Yaesu Digital Fusion radios that do not have access to a Fusion repeater, and to DMR radios via the DMR2YSF abilities of Pi-Star.
Watch for future tutorials on how to configure Pi-Star.
Please note that this link is still in the early stages of implementation, and there may be outages.
The Kansas City Wide (KCW) room needs a few Good Hams to assist the KCW room by being
QSO Hosts. Ain’t nuthin’ to it! This would entail answering calls put out in the Room. Most of us put out our call with the hope that someone will answer. There are times when this just doesn’t happen and disappointment is the result – all the more so for new hams.
You put your call out there and …. silence. How many times has this happened to you?
A proposal was made to identify KCW users who would serve as QSO Hosts by taking a time slot and just being in the room if someone makes a call and is not answered by another ham. All the QSO Host does is answer and make the contact. You might have to answer a ham you don’t know, but then we do that a lot as hams . . .
The idea is to help radio be more funner (as the kids would say) and more satisfying. What this means for Ye Olde Hams and the new guys and gals is that you will have someone to make contacts with. For you new hams, experience is not required; you can learn as you go. This is a great way to get that new call sign out there. Maybe an hour or two or four just to answer calls if no one else answers up. Maybe coverage would be a few times a week, the idea is not for 24/7 coverage. If you can’t fill your shift, you could ask someone else to step in or just let that time slot lapse. No worries about vacations, etc. This is a low pressure, fun program designed to further the hobby that you already enjoy. Also, mobile is good too, perhaps you are going to a job site or running errands. Working at home?
You too can be an asset to ham radio in the KCW room. The details of this program are under development and any schedule will be flexible so don’t worry about juggling times you might be available.
The KCW room is a marvelous nexus of machines and technology; you can be a part of the magic that holds it all together, all you have to do is “Answer The Call.”
If you have interest in or want to volunteer, please drop an email to Dave,
Did I mention there will be super cool T-Shirts for QSO Hosts if enough people sign up?
……Don’t be that Ham who does not sign up and causes none of us to get the T-shirts………
The Kansas City Room Wide is happy to announce that the Lone Jack Fusion repeater on 443.750 has been linked to the Kansas City Room Wide group of repeaters. It is certainly a treat in having their help to add coverage to the eastern part of the metro area.
The Lone Jack repeater was first put on the air in February of 2018 by Wade Harrison (KE0HWK) and his wife Lorie (KE0HWL). Wade also ran the popular “Black Sheep Net” on Friday nights. Although Wade is no longer with us his wife Lorie (KE0HWL) and Ken Brannan (N0NDP), who is now the trustee of that repeater, have been working hard to keep Wade’s dream alive.
A big THANK YOU goes to Kris Ulmer (KU0S) for hosting the radio link to the Lone Jack repeater. Kris has been a great asset to the linking project as his IT knowledge has brought this all together.
The Lone Jack repeater is located on US 50 highway near route 150 at the Lone Jack exit.
We hope to hear you in the Kansas City Room Wide group of repeaters soon.
The Kansas City Room Wide and the K0USY Group (a major participant in KS-DMR) are proud to announce the addition of K0USY and WA0EDA multi-mode digital repeaters to the Kansas City Room Wide.
This brings UHF repeaters located in Basehor, Lawrence, Lecompton, Topeka, and Hays into the Kansas City Room Wide system.
This interconnection only applies to the K0USY Group multi-mode repeaters, not all of KS-DMR.
K0USY multi-mode repeaters support DMR, Fusion, P25 and analog – the modes to not cross-connect to each other, but rather operate as “ships in the night”. If the system is up as Fusion, all are Fusion, if DMR, all are DMR, etc. This ensures the integrity and quality of the audio for each mode and reduces user complexity.
Use these repeaters just like any of the existing Kansas City Room Wide machines: Program the repeater frequency and you’ll be on the Kansas City Room Wide. The only caveat is to check to ensure the repeater is not already in use on another mode (if it’s busy) before transmitting.
Working with Gavin (N0ECQ) and Cort (N0MJS) of the K0USY group has been a treat. They have a great repeater system that is going on its 11th year of service to the ham radio community.
K0USY Group uses the same Motorola public safety grade repeaters and custom MMDVM modems that are used in the Kansas City Room Wide repeaters. They which will ensure interoperability, reliability, voice quality and consistent coverage.