[RFI] Line noise update
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.
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.
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