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Accessing a WIRES-X repeater couldn’t be simpler; program a repeater (local to you) into your WIRES-X radio (split and DTMF tone included) then instead of pressing the PTT, press the button on your radio. As long as the repeater excepts digital WIRES-X
This will send out a handshake, the repeater should return the same. Then you can change rooms on the repeater and use WIRES-X the same as if you have a HRI-200 and second radio set up.
Changing a repeaters room will change for everyone. Could be an idea to ask if it is in use before changing rooms
What is a Gateway?
Similar to a repeater
The Gateway is a Local Node that is normally run by a ham who has opened their personal node for anyone to use. You need to apply for an NoV to make your gateway public; registered and given an MB6 number these are then digital only and accessed simplex.
This in-turn; links to a room and then other nodes miles away make up a network (or cluster). Giving greater coverage over a wide area.
That’s where a Local Node is linked to WIRES-X Network and becomes a point of entry for any ham in range on that node; offering theoretically more places to access WIRES-X then repeaters alone.
If you are running your own gateway and not been vetted for an NoV then you MUST put in to a dummy load.
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