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Reviews Categories | Interfaces, Radio to computer, amp, rotor, coax switch, internet | WIRES-II HRI-100 Help

Reviews Summary for WIRES-II HRI-100
WIRES-II HRI-100 Reviews: 6 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $149.99
Description: Wide-Coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System. Internet Connection for Amateur Radio Repeaters
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W4TSH Rating: 5/5 Jun 9, 2016 19:16 Send this review to a friend
It works  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
It was almost plug and play, I have TWC and I had to call them to open the ports on my router, this was after I spent 2 months trying to do it myself, if you have cable internet I learned the hard way it's best to get help from your provider !
ON9CC Rating: 4/5 Dec 30, 2012 01:57 Send this review to a friend
OK  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I had a HRI-100 some years ago. Bought it second hand on eBay. Setting it up and using was easy. Sound quality was good too. But the majority of nodes/users are in Japan. Very very few activity in EU ... After having the unit for a year or so, I sold it again.

I guess it's like D-Star that as long as these systems are designed and sold by OEM's, the number of users will stay limited.
W1EHU Rating: 4/5 Jan 3, 2006 10:46 Send this review to a friend
Works well - Delivers as designed  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Had the system operational for a few days. Works well and allows easy interface with radio and computer. Communications with server are easy but make sure to configure router and firewall in accordance to recommendations. System deserves to have a lot more nodes. The system is quite popular in Japan. The reason for the 4 rating is that I would expect to have a lot more nodes available in North America and Europe.
All in all performs as promised.
DG8JZ Rating: 4/5 Jan 16, 2005 02:27 Send this review to a friend
working well, but just a few users  Time owned: more than 12 months
WIRES... works great, easy to use, good audio, nice solution with the rooms..... but just a few users outside Japan. I was the first in Germany and one of the first in Europe... some bought the HRI100... tried it, got no response and sold it. Biggest problem seems also to be the very slow and simple support from YAESU. The only person I found in Europe is Paul from YAEU UK. He is very helpful and gave lots of suggestion.
VR2VOI Rating: 5/5 Dec 9, 2004 22:26 Send this review to a friend
A very good solution for non-repeater users  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have set up a node in Hong Kong with the Wires-II HRI100 hub with my FT-8800R. Everything works fine. The recent software upgrade to 3.222 does boost the performance in XP environment.

Not many active nodes are there because many users forgot to open the UDP port 40000-50000. Even though you have set up the firewall, you can still use it if the UDP port range is activated.

With as small as 0.1W TX power, I can connect to nodes in USA, Japan, France, Greece, Mainland China, Italy, UK and Taiwan. Repeaters cannot offer this wide coverage I think.

If you set up a node, your Ham friends can easy access other nodes via the DTMF keypad or preset channels on the same freq.

The Wires-II Internet Radio Linking is a true wormhole for the radio communication!
W6GDK Rating: 2/5 Aug 18, 2003 20:10 Send this review to a friend
Needs support  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
This VOIP system is easier to setup than IRLP and uses Windows 2000 or XP as the operating system. Hardware setup is fairly straight forward ( but need to use 2 conductor phone jacks into the audio inputs and outputs, not stereo). Also requires that your router firewall be deactivated ( use a dedicated computer for this application if you want to protect your data)

Software has user problems. The node list shown on Yaesu's site is deceptive. Of the 100+ US sites shown, only 20 or so are active. Most have probably not been set up. Many features don't yet work as advertized.

Audio quality is good, most nodes sound like a local user on the repeater. Audio setup is easy with Yaesu's level adjusting program.

I run my node with Windows XP and a cable modem. Software is reasonably stable with no crashes.

Biggest problem seems to be support from Yaesu. There is so little support or communication to the node owners that it appears that they are preparing to abandon this product. A new purchaser might be will advised to look at IRLP instead.

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