[RFI] Line noise update

N1BUG paul at n1bug.com
Tue Oct 9 17:34:48 EDT 2012

On 10/09/2012 08:59 AM, dalej wrote:
> I have one question regarding your Alinco receiver.  How is it
> for ease of use?  Do you need the manual along to operate it.
> The reason I ask is I already have an Alinco DJ-G7 which is a
> bear to program without the manual.

Hi Dale,

I have no experience with the earlier unit so I am not able to make 
comparisons. I haven't tried to use memories yet, as I haven't 
needed them. They may very well be a bear. After 5 minutes with the 
manual when I opened the box, I have had no problems setting 
frequency, mode, attenuator, tone, tuning step and other basic 
functions. Even after using it for a few hours and putting it aside 
for a month I was able to navigate basic functions without the 
manual. That is not typical for me with modern devices. Personally I 
would call it intuitive once one gather two or three very basic 
concepts from the manual. Most basic functions are accessed the same 
way: Push the function button; push the button for the function you 
want, such as MODE, STEP, ATT, etc.; rotate the tune knob to select 
the desired option; press the function button to exit set mode and 
return to normal display. Frequencies can be easily entered directly 
from the keypad: very useful for big changes.

By the way, I also found it to be a good "sniffer" for adding chokes 
to network associated cables in order to minimize ethernet birdies 
in my station.

Paul N1BUG

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