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YCS

Post by DO6HM » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:09 am

The austrian hams of ÖVSV launched the first YCS-Server-System connecting YCS-Relaisstations:



Source: http://ham-c4fm.at/index.php/ycs-system/

YCS (IMRS System Fusion II)
The newer Yaesu DR2 repeaters can be purchased with a LAN interface. Via this interface, the relays can be linked together using the new Fusion 2 system. However, this Fusion 2 system is not compatible with Yaesu's older linking system, the WIRES-X. Yaesu is trying to establish a modern system on the market with the Fusion 2 system.

YCS is software that runs on a Linux server. It was developed among others by Kurt OE1KBC. YCS masters the Fusion 2 protocol of the Yaesu DR2 relays, as well as the MMDVM protocol which uses MMDVM relays, MMDVM hotspots and MMDVM boards. As a reminder, MMDVM is the protocol that multi-mode relays / hotspots use to operate multiple digital modes.

However, it is not intended that the Yaesu DR1 or MMDVM relays should or must be replaced by Yaesu DR2. These have, as mentioned, also the opportunity to connect with YCS. But if someone wants to get a C4FM relay, it makes sense to buy the current model Yaesu DR2 right away.

IMPORTANT: With the Yaesu DR2 relays the port 21110 must be released when linking to the Internet router!

The YCS System Fusion dashboard is available at http://89.185.97.38/ycs/#.

An MMDVM test is currently running. Detailed information will follow soon.

YCS Group IDs:
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Group number (DG ID) Region Comments
28 Switzerland
32 Austria
62 Germany
81 test environment developer
91 OE1 Eastern Region
98 OE8 Carinthia
99 echo 1 to 7 of 7 entriesbackward
Further groups if required! Please contact the C4FM Austria Team via contact form.

How to activate the group function in the Yaesu radio can be found in the respective operating instructions of the radio. Mostly by long press on the GM button.

If the radio does not have the group ID function, be sure to install the latest firmware. The firmware can be found on the Yaesu homepage.

 

Each relay needs a permanently assigned DG ID number. Please request such a number via contact form, so that there are no duplicate entries. The following DG ID numbers for relays are assigned:
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Relay DG-ID relay call location
1 OE1XAR Vienna-Bisamberg
2 HB9AK-9 Kloten / Zurich-Kloten Airport
5 DB0UKD
6 OE8XMK Magdalen Berg
7 OE8XPK Petzen
8 OE8XKK Pyramidenkogel
9 DB0FEU
11 reserved for a test relay in Switzerland reserved for a test relay in Switzerland1 to 8 of 8 entriesback previous
How does YCS / System Fusion 2 work on the Yaesu DR2 relays?

First select the desired group for sending TX and receiving RX.

Reception RX: Always set to 00 so that all groups are heard.
TX TX: Select the desired group (normally 32 Austria).

Now get out of the menu and call as usual. After a transmission, the relay remains permanently on the group, which was sent out when sending. Even if another OM now transmits with a different number, the passage will be broadcast with the group number sent out at the beginning.

After 30 seconds, a beep sounds, announcing that the relay is now back to general group reception.

Sending is only possible with the groups which have been permanently activated on the relay. This makes the sysop directly at the respective relay. The group numbers are listed a little further up.

How does YCS / System Fusion 2 work with the MMDVM relays and MMDVM hotspots?

First select the desired group for sending TX and receiving RX.

Reception RX: Always set to 00 so that all groups are heard.
TX TX: Select the desired group (normally 32 Austria).

Now get out of the menu and call as usual. After a transmission, the relay remains permanently on the group, which was sent out when sending.

Configuration of the MMDVM relays and MMDVM hotspots

DVMEGA, micro repeater board, jumbo spot, Zumspot, MMDVM relay, etc.

The information will follow as soon as the tests are completed.

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Re: YCS

Post by HA2NON » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:19 pm

Thank you for the information! openSPOT can also connect to these servers as it also supports the MMDVM protocol.

If there would be a server list with IP addresses then we could add this to the list of Homebrew/MMDVM protocol servers in the openSPOT.
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Re: YCS

Post by DO6HM » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:38 pm

Thank you Norbert for the explanation. Hopefully the austrian admin-team will report the IP-Adresses and Ports for import to the old and new OpenSpot.

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