Yaesu is excited to announce that a firmware update for the FT2DR/E along with the latest WiRES-X PC Software (V1.50) has been released on our official website (www.yaesu.com). This update will enable the FT2DR/E to work as a WiRES-X Portable Node Station with the following firmware and the WiRES-X software: FT2D MAIN FW V3.10, FT2D DSP FW V4.31, WiRES-X PC Software V1.50
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YAESU will ship the DR-2X repeaters in the beginning of October. Considering shipping by sea, we expect the first pieces in the first part of December. Please pay attention that the existing radios should be compatible with the System Fusion II, and capable of the new features of Digital Group ID and Digital Personal ID. All software should be updated, these are downloadable from the YAESU website. YAESU will ship the new radios with the new software, and they will carry the SYSTEM FUSION II COMPATIBLE sticker.