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Chris Wilson (N0CSW) from Yaesu will be presenting to us about their System Fusion Repeater system. Chris is the National Sales Manager for Yaesu.

System Fusion is Yaesu’s implementation of Digital Amateur Radio, utilizing C4FM 4-level FSK Technology to transmit digital voice and data over the Amateur radio bands. In the early 2000’s GMSK emerged in the Amateur radio market as the dominant digital mode, however in 2013 Yaesu introduced “System Fusion” which quickly became the dominating digital format in Amateur radio because of quality, reliability and enhanced performance in a wide range of environments.

To read more about this system check out their website at http://systemfusion.yaesu.com/


Remember that the meeting location is changed.

Palm Springs Fire Department Training Facility
3000 E. Alejo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262


It is that time of year again to renew your membership.

Click HERE to open the yearly on-line payment method.  This allows you pay via PayPal

To purchase a lifetime membership.  This is $150 and you will not have to pay again.

To print the signup form and to mail it in or bring to a club meeting.  Fill it out on-line and print it and bring to a meeting or mail it in.  Address is on the Form


Members of the Desert RATS club try our best to live by this code at all times.

The Radio Amateur Is:

* CONSIDERATE…never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

* LOYAL…offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.

* PROGRESSIVE…with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and knowledge above reproach.

* FRIENDLY…slow and patient operating when requested; friendly
advise and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.

* BALANCED…radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

* PATRIOTIC…station and skill always ready for service to country
and community.

Location of the Monthly Meetings