[DISCLAIMER/NOTICE: This is NOT an official Yaesu guide. I just created this online guide to help fellow hams set-up their own nodes easily. Some are having a hard time learning from the different online manuals and video tutorials. I'm not an expert. I'm offering this page as an alternate tutorial/guide. Most of the content are collated from different official Yaesu and Wires-x manuals and literature. You may access them directly at the Yaesu official website and YouTube videos.] - 73 Rom DU1YQ
Using the WIRES-X Portable Digital Node function, you can operate a WIRES-X digital node station by directly connecting a compatible C4FM digital transceiver with a Windows PC. (The HRI-200 Internet interface kit is not needed in PDN and no fixed or dynamic global IP address is required. But if you want to have your own Wires-x room, you will still need the HRI-200.)
There are two operating modes of the WIRES-X PDN (Portable Digital Node) function:
Two forms of WIRES-X Access are supported, "Direct Operation" and "Access Point".
|For FT-2DR, FT-3DR. FT-5DR||For FTM-100, FTM-200, FTM-300, FTM-400|
If you don't see your C4FM radio's serial number auto-populated in the "Serial No." box, please check/reinstall your driver, make sure that it's properly configured. In most cases, problems are from bad driver installation and/or Windows computer settings. Also check if your radio is in PDN/HRI mode.
Wires ID Information: You may change your "User ID", just click on "User ID Change", add comment, click Confidential if you want to hide your ID, select QSL exchange if you're into digital QSL card exchanges, add comment or other info.
Location Settings: Add your station location, click on "Show position data".
Call settings: Check on the desired options, add a default Room ID for your "Return to Room" field (Your node will always go back to that room when your connection with other rooms are inactive.)
General settings: Very important! Check on "Unlimited TOT" (time-out timer)
Official Yaesu link:
Official Wires-x manual:
DU1YQ C4FM Presentation at the Philippine Amateur Radio Association's (PARA) 2019 Anniversary:
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Recommended radios for those who want to experience the C4FM audio quality and full C4FM/Wires-x features: FT-2DR, FT-3DR, FT-5DR NEW, FTM-100, FTM-200 NEW, FTM-300, FTM-400
Recommended radios for D-Star, DMR, All-Star, Hotspot (YSF, REF, XLX reflectors/bridges) users: FT-70, FTM-3200, FTM-3207, FTM-7250