The setup of many radios is done with a computer program and interface cable. We provide here some solutions and hints to help with your radios.
Yaesu WIRES Feature
There comes a time when you need to use an HT but need the range of a nearby mobile radio (in your car). There is a common method used to communicate between your HT and your mobile station while the mobile station is repeating that communication elsewhere on a different band. These instructions will help you set up that scenario.
Using Chirp Radio Programming Software
One of the more popular, and free, programming tools is CHIRP. It is designed to work with just about any radio. While it does not necessarily program all radio features, it does allow programming the frequencies, tones, offsets, etc. While it can be confusing to use the first time, we have provided a guide to use CHIRP to write a template to your radio. Also checkout our Chirp Template found on the Documentation page.
Emergency Radio Communications
Here are three basic presentations on Emergency Radio Communications (click to download).
The training at the 20 Jan 2011 ACS/ARES meeting with proper net operations and the responsibilities of the Net Control Station. Download the PowerPoint presentation here.
Here is the D-Star presentation given by Scott Honaker, N7SS on D-Star for Emergency Communications.
All about Airmail and Winlink 2000. Download the PowerPoint presentation and see http://www.airmail2000.com/ for the software download.