Alinco radios

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  1. N4WSH

    N4WSH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I had an Alinco dual bander mobile rig quite a few years ago. I don't remember the model number I do remember that neither band worked very well. I also remember that when you keyed the mike the display went very dim. I sent it back twice for that issue and it was never fixed, so I traded it in on a Yaesu 2 mtr mobile which I still have.
  2. VA3CSS

    VA3CSS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have two DR-605T dual banders with X-band repeat. Work flawlessly. Have only had to replace the backlights on the display for one of them, something that any rig may need a few years later.
  3. N0IU

    N0IU Ham Member QRZ Page

    So you are putting together a kit to be used in an emergency situation. The gear needs to be rugged and reliable because lives may be at stake; either your own or someone else's. With all due respect, this is not the time to be looking for the cheapest solution!
  4. N9MXQ

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    I'd trust Alinco any time any where. I've had one, a DR-610, that was submerged in water for over a day:eek: (wasn't hooked to dc). Once it was completely dried, we hooked it up and all worked as if nothing ever happened. :D

    I've owned, and still own several Alinco Mobiles and HT's. I'd recommend them to anyone.. The DJ-580T handheld is my everyday carry rig. They're not "military spec" like some other manufacturers rigs, but I love em.
  5. W2RDT

    W2RDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Alinco dual banders

    Hi, I have an Alinco dr-600t. I have Icoms-Yaesus and I swear by this
    Alinco. I spent my life in electronic servicing, many in Two-Way Radio
    Alinco is one of the most service friendly of them all.
    They are built tough, thicker boards, well layed out circuitry.
    I have a friend I reccomended this to, he found a mate to mine.
    X-banding, dual receive what more could you want?
    I chose an Alinco UHF HT, to utilize the x-band repeater.
    I like the knowledge that in an emergency, I can use this system
    to gain more coverage of the bands.
  6. WB8DD

    WB8DD Ham Member QRZ Page

    DX-SR8 manual on-line

    Alinco finally posted the DX-SR8 operators manual on-line. What is Alinco thinking ??? Basically, what we have is a DX-77T with a LCD display. Almost everything else is the same. Most disappointing is that in CW mode, there is no opposite sideband rejection. Just like the DX-77T! That radio was an expensive direct conversion receiver, and they duplicated that in the SR8. Way to go ! Filter selections - there are only two for each mode - SSB is 2.4 Khz and 1 Khz (yep....1 Khz for SSB), CW is 1 Khz and 500 Hz. Band change is via front panel keypad, however, the original DX-77T method is still available as well. Mic gain, sidetone, button beep are all take-the-covers-off internal pots. Wonder if they AT LEAST fixed the noise blanker ?

    Like I said, a DX-77T with new front panel and LCD screen. Unless they intend to sell this radio for $400.00 or less, the Yaesu FT-450 blows this puppy away. My guess is that one production run should meet the demand for this radio for years to come.

    I was excited about this radio but sorry Alinco, I'll pass.

    BTW..... cheap-set DSP (today) or a crystal filter (past 40 years !) will provide single-signal reception.
  7. WB6JKV

    WB6JKV Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Dayton masses have spoken, their ideas are enroute to Alinco engineers in JA-land

    Had face-to-face meeting with Alinco people from Japan today at GRE-America office in CA. Some GOOD ideas and information received from Dayton have been relayed, please feel free to contact us directly for future developments. Mike (Alinco / GRE Tech)
  8. MM6KSJ

    MM6KSJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm very pleased with my little Alinco DJ-C7.....I've also got a Yaesu VX-8E which I also like and am pleased with too. They are different in price, features, looks, everything... Anyway, I'm not going to do a whole comparison review but they're both superb performers. I like the Alinco for it's size (credit card sized) and ease of use (and programming is really easy)....I can pop it in a shirt or jacket pocket and go do ham radio. The Yaesu is fantastic for the aprs and ragchewing at the same time....but it's a bit much to cart round with you though so I tend to set it up in the car and do mobile ham radio with it.
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