Ham Operator Activities and Information


This website is a collection of information on various Ham radio topics for the HamOperator. A launch pad to various topics and information.

Recent News

  1. Bullet NEW  Use an FT2D for Mobile Digital operation

  2. Bullet NEW Updated list of firmware/software versions

  3. Bullet  1200 W Amplifier Destructo Durby 

  4. Bullet  Yaesu webinars available online Nov 27 now avail.

  5. Bullet  MNWis Hotspot: Testing on YSF

  6. Bullet   We now have OLD STUFF

  7. Bullet   MNWIS Real-Time Reports Includes connected nodes, Last Heard and other information

  8. Bullet    Listen to MNWIS Online

  9. Bullet   Blog posting about Firmware and Software Updates. Updated 5-Dec-2017

  10. Bullet   Chuck’s Channels - Downloadable repeater frequencies for Minnesota and vicinity

  11. Bullet   List of Fusion Nets and connections

  12. Bullet  Local Fusion Repeaters (MN+)

  13. Bullet   Recommended Fusion Simplex Frequencies

  14. Bullet  Good cheap HF antennas:  The K0ZE/K9EQ Antenna Shootout

  1. Bullet Windows Tips and Troubleshooting (USB)

  2. Bullet   25-Mar-2016: How to set up Windows 7 and 10 for WiRES-X 24x7x365 remote operation on the Fusion Help page.

Old “News” is now available in the blog.

Yaesu Fusion

  1. Bullet   BARS sponsors a Fusion Technical Net held Monday’s  at 7:30 PM Central Time (0030 Tuesday UTC Daylight time) in Room #21493 and FCS003-23 as well as a number of Fusion Repeaters. Everyone is welcome!

  2. Bullet    Fusion Help - help and tip sheets, technical information, and other Fusion resources.

  3. Bullet    W0MDT - the 444.525 Fusion/FM repeater sponsored by the Bakken Amateur Radio Society and broadcasting from the Medtronic Mounds View facility.

  4. Bullet    Yaesu Fusion Blog - Hints and help from your first Fusion contact to installing and operating a Fusion repeater. This blog presents to the experiences of over 20 Hams who operate Yaesu Fusion equipment.


  1. Bullet   List of all stations heard on MNWIS Jan 1, 2016 - Mar 6, 2017

  2. Bullet   Photos


The HamOperator.com Amazon Store (proceeds help fund the website and other Ham Radio contributions)


  1. Bullet    UPDATED 2016-05-27 Chuck’s Channels - Handy frequencies to stick in your radio for the Minneapolis/Minnesota, Wisconsin area. Provided in a format that’s easy to import into CHIRP or RT Systems software. You know these are good channels because they’re Chuck’s Channels!

  2. Bullet    Please refer to the BARS/W0MDT Mission Statement. This mission statement applies to all activities including the Fusion Net, and Hams in the Park. We humbly suggest that other organizations also establish their mission statement.

HF HamOperating

  1. Bullet    Icom AH-4 Universal Tuner. The Official K9EQ Unofficial Icom AH-4 Tuner Page. It’s not just about working all bands. It’s also about building practical, cheap, antennas that you can design and put together with stuff from Home Depot. Find out why 50 ohms and aluminum are evil. Did I mention cheap?

  2. Bullet    K9EQ’s Amateur Radio Rules. Sometimes we need rules. Sometimes we don’t. Do we need these rules? You decide!

HamOperating Projects

  1. Bullet    The Open Source Repeater Controller Project. Like building things. Want “control” over your repeater controller. It’s just starting, but keep checking back.

Local Fusion Repeaters

See the Local Fusion Repeaters blog for information specific to Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

Using an FT2D as a WiRES-X Mobile Node is......

Just SO Cool!!!!!!