The Kansas City Wide room node has suffered a power and internet outage, so the entire room is down. Attached repeaters that have power will operate normally, but are not interconnected. Evergy reports that 100,000 are without power in Kansas and Missouri. W0FH 12/15/2021 18:55 central
This map uses the latitude/longitude data that most Fusion radios transmit, and plots it on a world map. There are some other interesting tables available in the menu choices at the top of the page, too.
You can limit the time period that is plotted on the map. Choose the ‘One Day’ button at the top of the map, and only stations heard in the last 24 hours will display.
Enjoy! Rick WØFH
This map is drawn from log data stored by Wires-X, and updated every 5 minutes. Note that occasionally the lat/lon that Fusion transmits will get corrupted, and toss an operator out into the ocean somewhere.
Use the aging panel near the top to choose the time period to be displayed.
Some QSOs do not carry latitude and longitude data. Fusion radios in ‘VW’ mode use the entire bandwidth of the signal for the voice portion, so they do not display. Also, connections via Echolink cannot be displayed since location data can’t be forwarded across an analog connection.
At their last meeting the Raytown ARC decided to make their 442.400 UHF repeater exclusively digital, and in the Kansas City Wide room full-time.
Please join them at 8PM Central every Wednesday for their weekly UHF net!
For those who use a DMR radio and a hotspot connected to US-KCWIDE via the DMR2YSF bridge:
When someone transmits on Fusion using the VW (voice wide) mode, that transmission cannot be passed to DMR. VW mode is a full-bandwidth mode, and is not bridged to a half-bandwidth DMR channel. The Fusion DN mode is half-bandwidth, and bridges to DMR without any problem.
If you’re only hearing one side of a conversation, this is likely the reason.
I am excited to announce two additional new repeaters now available on Fusion in the Kansas City Wide group of repeaters.
Brad Hurd, KB0LSM now has a second repeater available in northern St. Joseph on 444.000. Brad’s southern repeater in St. Joseph is on 442.750.
Josh Dittmer, KC0HJG has also linked his repeater in Higginsville on 442.950 to the KCW group.
Please join me in thanking them for all their support and efforts in helping the ham radio community.
Jerry Dixon, KC0KW
Please join us for a special net on the Kansas City Wide room, at 9pm central on October 21, 2021. The special guest will be KI6NAZ Josh Nass from Ham Radio Crash Course on YouTube.
Josh will have a presentation for us, followed by plenty of time for questions and answers.
Remember, you can participate on any of the 20+ KCWide repeaters, via Echolink at W0FH-L, or via your Hotspot on YSF reflector US-KCWIDE.
About Josh Nass:
I’m KI6NAZ and I am passionate about ham radio.
I’m an engineering manager living in Southern California with my two kids and very understanding wife. Years ago, I started posting on YouTube about ham radio and today I host a few shows on the topic and have made a couple hundred thousand ham friends along the way.
I don’t like to toot my own horn but my wife I writing this so here’s some highlights to my amateur radio experience.
ARRL 2020 Bill Leonard W2SKE Professional Media Award for Video Reporting.
Discovery Channel’s Phantom Signals Radio Expert.
YouTube 2020 Silver Button Award for over 100,000 subscribers.
Guest on Fieldcraft Survival, The Jeep Podcast and Modern Rogue.
Link to Josh’s website: Ham Radio Crash Course – Moving Forward with Ham Radio
This weekend the Overland Park (146.910) and Olathe (444.250) repeaters will be tied up doing public service events.
On Friday and Saturday September 24 and 25 the Overland park repeater (146.910) will be disconnected from the KCW room and used on Fusion.
Please try to avoid keying up on that repeater.
Overland Park has its Fall Festival coming up next Saturday. Vendor set-up is next Friday and downtown will be blocked off.
If you would like to help with this event Dennis is the contact and is listed below.
Dennis Smeltzer, KC0QBU
Radio Operator Volunteer
City of Overland Park
(w) 913 895 8301
On Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26, the Olathe repeater (444.250) will be disconnected from the KCW room and used on Analog. Please try to avoid keying up on that repeater.
There is an MS Bike ride those days. If you would like to help with this event, Herb is the contact and is listed below:
Herb Fiddick (NZØF) firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a Facebook user, there is a new Ham radio facebook page you might care to check out.
Brad, W8WBW, just started it and so he is looking for some reviews, suggestions and postings.
Please See: Facebook, groups, Kansas City Wide
Or on a computer https://www.facebook.com/groups/837520033824624
The Echolink connection to Kansas City Wide changed. The new link is WØFH-L or node 746258.
Before connecting to Kansas City Wide, we ask that you connect to the conference *ECHOTEST* and adjust your audio for the best quality. We work hard to keep the audio quality high on our digital repeaters.