To Access the Wires-X Network on a Yaesu FT70D
First let's set up your handheld for Wires-X Network access. On our Repeater system we use DG-ID of "1" to operate Wires-X Network. There are 2 different ways to do this. One way is to set the DG-ID to TX-1 as we showed you to connect to different repeaters together. This radio has a trick built into the software to do that automatically. Follow the menu options to set the radio up to do this automatically.
Hold down the "F" Button for 2 seconds and you will see the main menu.
Press on the "F" button for 2 seconds to record this in the memory and put you back in the main screen.
Using the Knob above, select "DGID01".
Using the Knob above, select "63 W--DGID" menu item. Then hit the "F" button quickly.
Now that your radio is set up to use Wires-X through our repeaters, Let's do it!
Quickly press the "F" button then press the "AMS" button.
This shows you just connected to Wires-X!"
See the different display? Just like that you are in Wires-X mode! See the scrolling display? This tells you what room you are in.
If you hold down the "MODE" button for 2 seconds you will exit the Wires-X mode. Give it a try, go back and forth.
Now that you are in the Wires-X mode, where do you want to go? Well probably a Wires-X Network Room. There is only one way to do that let's look at that now:
Rotate the knob on the top of the radio counter clockwise till you get the screen shown in the picture to the left.
After a couple of seconds you will see this Screen showing "TEXAS-NEXUS" as the room you are in. When someone talks in the room you will hear it. And when YOU transmit on your handheld and talk the people in the room will hear you.
To disconnect from the room hold in the "BAND" button for 2 seconds and it will disconnect you. Please disconnect from a room when you are done using it.
There are many more things that we could go on and on about. But at this point I will let you explore what we have done thus far - Have FUN!