Yaesu “System Fusion” digital/analog voice repeater
Yaesu USA VP Dennis Motschenbacher K7BV gave a presentation at the 2013 TAPR DCC. He gave details about the new Yaesu DR-1 digital/analog voice repeater for the Yaesu FT-1DR and FTM-400DR radios. It looked like Dennis was a little of his depth considering the technical TAPR DCC audience but you can certainly tell that Dennis was excited about the new repeater offering coming from Yaesu.
The DR-1 certainly looks interesting. Colour touch LCD screen, dual band (2m and 70cm), 50W output power.
I’m waiting on more technical details on the Yaesu over-the-air digital protocol and how the HRI-200 internet linking will work. I would hope that linking will be user controllable as Dplus, Dextra, DCS is for D-Star and IRLP/Echolink/AllStarLink for FM people. No word on if the concept of reflectors will be a reality for System Fusion.
The C4FM modulation probably means that it will be possible to build modems to work with System Fusion and potentially have home-brew Hot Spots as well. It would be nice if Yaesu not only allowed this but actively encouraged it.
A group focusing on Yaesu System Fusion technology has been created.
The group will cover & discuss Yaesu System Fusion technology and Dual Band C4FM / FDMA Digital products
including FT1D Handheld Transceiver, FTM-400D Mobile Transceiver, DR-1 Dual-Mode Repeater and WIRES-X & HRI-200 Internet Interface.
You can join the Yaesu System Fusion group at:
Look forward to your participation in the group.
More info on Yaesu Digital radios click on radio below.
The Yaesu DR-1 is a full featured C4FM/FM dual band repeater/base station. And unlike many other repeaters, the DR-1 handles conventional FM and C4FM digital transmission. The Yaesu System Fusion technology features the AMS – Automatic Mode Select function that instantly recognizes whether the signal is C4FM digital or conventional FM and automatically switches to match the received mode. The front panel features a full color 3.5 inch, high luminescence TFT touch screen display. The rear panel features AC input and backup DC input.