My DJ-V57 Alinco dual band (2/70) works great on the 6 cell alkaline holder.
But the original battery it came with was 600mAH... not 1600 but 600 (!). It
wouldn't last 15min on a SOTA activation. Maybe also an Alinco quirk but it
didn't give much warning when itbwas gwtting low. Solution: buy the big pack of
AA cells from Costco and use the AA alkaline battery pack.
Highly recommend the alkaline ones. I did notice on the G7 and G29 that they
only achieve their rated output (or something close to it) on DC power, and
less on the alkaline ones vs the lithium ones. YMMV though.
73 de Greg, K3RW CN85ro
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n6ze via VHFcontesting <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 5:55:48 PM
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Cc: Wa6ejo Steve <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: [VHFcontesting] Powering Alinco handhelds
I have holders for alkaline batteries & usually do not bother with rechargeable
batteries: cheap & they work!
I also remove batteries when rigs not in use: radio appears to have To have
constant battery drain.
About 9 23/33cm qsos in January contest
N6ze in dm04ne today
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> On Jan 18, 2021, at 14:54, Mark Spencer <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yep.. I carry a 1.2 GHz HT, an Alinco 222 / 927 HT, and a 50, 144, 432 HT
> with me on almost every rove I go on. They get enough use to make it
> worthwhile to charge up the batteries and pack them up each contest.
> Mark S
> 604 762 4099
>> On Jan 18, 2021, at 2:43 PM, James C <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> +1 on this idea Greg.
>> Lots of FM 1.2 gear out there (and Alinco 902 HH & flashed Kenwood 902
>> I support your effort to increase SOFM to all bands.
>> 73 .-James K7KQA
>>> On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 2:36 PM Gregory Winters <email@example.com>
>>> While we are pondering proposed changes to SO3B, why not also consider
>>> updating one of the most underutilized classes as well: SOFM.
>>> I like idea of SOFM, but its typically limited to just the lowest 4 bands:
>>> 6, 2, 222, and 70cm.
>>> Perhaps the SOFM was initially a good idea with those bands, but 6m in
>>> particular gets very little play on FM. SOFM gets such little participation
>>> in the contest overall, even a small score can win a division--and I say
>>> that having done so (!).
>>> But on 900MHz and 1296 there is considerable FM equipment in the amateur
>>> community, as well as gunnplexers that never see voltage anymore. Can we
>>> change that?
>>> I propose either opening SOFM to all bands, or if that isn't palatable
>>> opening it to a max of 4 bands (and the op chooses which 4). That way even
>>> 10 and 24GHz gunn units and perhaps even FM-ATV units can be part of the
>>> I haven't formally proposed a change, but rather wanted to facilitate the
>>> idea to see if there is any support.
>>> 73 de Greg, K3RW
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