How to log Fusion/Wires-X contacts in QRZ logbook?

Discussion in 'Logbook User Forum' started by NQ5D, Jul 15, 2020.

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  1. NQ5D

    NQ5D XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I'm new to Yaesu System Fusion/Wires-X. Actually, I'm pretty new to amateur radio in general. Just got licensed in January.

    I just got a FTM-7250D from a club member on Field Day, and have only made a few contacts.

    My question is, when logging the contacts into QRZ logbook, what do I choose for the mode?
    C4FM or Digital Voice? Does it even matter?

    I had been using C4FM, but then I got a request for confirmation from a contact who had used Digital Voice for the mode.
  2. W1DQ

    W1DQ Logbook Administrator Volunteer Moderator Volunteer DX Helper Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    For WIRES-X, an amateur node station connecting to the Internet is used as the access point and connects the wireless communication to the Internet.

    Select VOI (voice over internet)
  3. NQ5D

    NQ5D XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I knew that Yaesu's protocol for system fusion/Wires-X was C4FM, so that's why I'd been using that.

    Should I still use VOI (voice over internet), even though I don't have the internet in my radio shack? I tune my radio to a local repeater frequency, then go into digital mode and press the P3 button, which connects to Wires-X through the repeater. I've been using the VOI mode, when logging EchoLink contacts made from my computer inside the house or my android tablet.
  4. W1DQ

    W1DQ Logbook Administrator Volunteer Moderator Volunteer DX Helper Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Interesting point, for guidance contact:

    As to QRZ Awards (see rules: )

    All QSO’s must originate and be reciprocated by licensed amateur radio operators, each using transmitters operating in established amateur radio frequency bands and identified using the respective callsign of each QSO participant. Transmissions that use a relay or repeater or an Internet link may not be used for credit towards awards unless such modes are specifically authorized by the rules for a particular award sought.
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  5. AC5V

    AC5V XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Your contact with a distant station still involves an internet connection and is then voice over internet.
  6. W1WKW

    W1WKW Ham Member QRZ Page

    why does it ask for a frequency and why do you have to enter one, i use a hotspot and the person i have contacted may be going through a local repeater, the frequency will never match, how can it be confirmed ?
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  7. M0JFE

    M0JFE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Totally agree surely you enter into your own logbook the emission used to make the contact I have so many that I cannot confirm because my TX frequency is different to the other station I worked and what happens if they use a different emission and frequency to you you have no chance of confirming a QSO .
    This log book is so out of date glad QRZbook and QRZCQ are more with the real world of amateur radio with out the prejudice of digital modes and against those in a care home that can't have antennas up yet would still like to collect awards or certificates. The idea is to include everyone not exclude people.

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