Connecting to FCS vs YSF

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Connecting to FCS vs YSF

Post by KD2KBU » Tue May 15, 2018 7:48 pm

I am using a Yaesu FT-70DR with a ZUMsppot and Raspberry Pi Zero W.

I know that if I want to connect to a YSF room I can enter the 5 digit YSF number for a given room on my radio and connect- for example for the Alabama Link, I would enter 02034 and then push the AMS key on the radio to connect.

I know how to change the room (YSF or FCS) in Pi-Star from the drop down box, and hitting APPLY; but I want to learn how to change it from my radio.

I cannot figure out how to enter the desired "room" with FCS. For example, if I want to go to America Link, FCS00290, I have tried entering 00290 and pressing the AMS key. That has not worked.

Can anyone explain to me how to connect to the FCS rooms from the radio?

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Re: Connecting to FCS vs YSF

Post by KD9JTV » Tue May 15, 2018 9:17 pm

If I understand it correctly, you must use DTMF Tones to change the "room" from your radio. So for America Link, press and hold the PTT, enter "A290". Release the PTT. However, I have yet to get this to work with my FT-70DR as the BER when sending DTMF is very high. I also just tried this with my FTM-100DR and it didn't work on that radio either.

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Re: Connecting to FCS vs YSF

Post by MW0MWZ » Thu May 17, 2018 7:13 pm

FCS rooms are now all in the Wires-X menu on the radio, you can also use DTMF A290 will select FCS002-90 for example.
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Re: Connecting to FCS vs YSF

Post by N3QW » Mon May 21, 2018 12:54 pm

Using DTMF A290 with my FT70 also does not work. I can use the drop down menu. Ignorance showing here. Why A for A290?

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Re: Connecting to FCS vs YSF

Post by MW0MWZ » Mon May 21, 2018 7:34 pm

Honestly - I dont know... all of FCS is A{FCS host number}{FCS Room number} while all of YSF is #{YSF Reflector number}
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Re: Connecting to FCS vs YSF

Post by N3QW » Tue May 22, 2018 12:22 pm

Wondering if anyone has a Zumspot working with DTMF changing rooms? If so what radio are you using with it?

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Re: Connecting to FCS vs YSF

Post by N6WY » Tue May 22, 2018 9:33 pm

On my FT-70, I can connect to FCS00290 (American Link WIRES-X) by turning the top knob to show the C* screen and entering 00140 and press the AMS key. The Cn screen shows FCS002 and room 290. I can make contacts on the American Link WIRES-X using 00140.
If you want to connect to FCS00355 (WISCONSIN LINK), you need to go to the Pi-Star configuration page find the FCS00290 and then start counting the number of FCS entries between FCS00290 and FCS00355. Today, I counted 32. 32 plus 00140 is 00172. Go to C* screen and enter 00172 and press AMS key. The Cn screen shows FCS003 and room 355.
If you want to connect to FCS00285 (American Ragchew Wires-X), which is 2 above the FCS00290 in the Pi-Star configuration page, subtract 2 from 00140 for 00138. Go to C* screen and enter 00138 and press AMS key. The Cn screen shows FCS002 and room 285.
Note: The list for all Pi-Star reflectors are shown on the Pi-Star Configuration page in the Yaesu System Fusion Configuration section. Use the list in the Setting for YSF Startup Host: Do not click Apply Changes if you are only looking at what reflectors that you can connect to using Pi-Star and counting the reflectors from your known value to the reflectors that you want to connect.

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Re: Connecting to FCS vs YSF

Post by N3QW » Wed May 23, 2018 1:00 pm

Thanks N6WY. Works great. The step before your instructions is press the F key then hold the AMS key till wires mode is achieved. How did you arrive at 140 for America Link. Trial and error or is there a formula we could use for all rooms?

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Re: Connecting to FCS vs YSF

Post by KD9JTV » Wed May 23, 2018 2:14 pm

N3QW wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Thanks N6WY. Works great. The step before your instructions is press the F key then hold the AMS key till wires mode is achieved. How did you arrive at 140 for America Link. Trial and error or is there a formula we could use for all rooms?

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Re: Connecting to FCS vs YSF

Post by KC0QA » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:52 pm

N6WY wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:33 pm
On my FT-70, I can connect to FCS00290 (American Link WIRES-X) by turning the top knob to show the C* screen and entering 00140 and press the AMS key. The Cn screen shows FCS002 and room 290. I can make contacts on the American Link WIRES-X using 00140.
If you want to connect to FCS00355 (WISCONSIN LINK), you need to go to the Pi-Star configuration page find the FCS00290 and then start counting the number of FCS entries between FCS00290 and FCS00355. Today, I counted 32. 32 plus 00140 is 00172. Go to C* screen and enter 00172 and press AMS key. The Cn screen shows FCS003 and room 355.
If you want to connect to FCS00285 (American Ragchew Wires-X), which is 2 above the FCS00290 in the Pi-Star configuration page, subtract 2 from 00140 for 00138. Go to C* screen and enter 00138 and press AMS key. The Cn screen shows FCS002 and room 285.
Note: The list for all Pi-Star reflectors are shown on the Pi-Star Configuration page in the Yaesu System Fusion Configuration section. Use the list in the Setting for YSF Startup Host: Do not click Apply Changes if you are only looking at what reflectors that you can connect to using Pi-Star and counting the reflectors from your known value to the reflectors that you want to connect.
Does any one know of a way to connect to a Wires-X room (#28952 Kansas City Ks link ) that doesn't have a hotspot connected to it, other than buying more equipment? Like the Wires-X HRD-2 and a FTM-100 ...
I have a ZumSpot on a Raspberry Pi-Zero, and have just found this post and I am new to Wires-X as well. still learning.
I have a FTM-70D and Learning this new thing called Wires, and YCF Vs FCS
What is the difference? I guess I missed that post.
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