Alinco DJ-X2000

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by isoba » Sun, 03 Feb 2002 11:55:54

I'm looking for feedback on this hand held from
those that have used it. It seems from what i've
read that it's built great and has a ton of really cool
features. Some say it performs pretty well along
the HF bands for what it is. From looking at the specs
and reading Bob Parnass's review in the June 2001 MT
my only concern is the sensitivity 900Mhz and greater,
it really looks to drop off.

I'm debating whether to buy the ~ $500 DJ-X2000 or go for the current
bargian Icom R2 ~$150 ( on sale and Icom is offering a coupon for free PC
cable and S/W) .

Anybody regret buying it ?

Thanks

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by Viper56-F » Sun, 03 Feb 2002 12:59:56



Quote:> I'm looking for feedback on this hand held from
> those that have used it. It seems from what i've
> read that it's built great and has a ton of really cool
> features.

All I can say is that if I had the money, I would get a DJ-X2000, BUT ONLY
because the AOR 8200 MKII costs more. I would personally NOT compare the
DJ-X2000 with the R-10. The R-10 is a really good, but also really funky
radio. It's super-small with a speaker that probably came from
headphones(exaggerating of course), and it's really slow.

The DJ-X2000 is supposedly a "little" faster than the R-10. Simply put buy
the DJ-X2000 ONLY if you want a LOT more from your scanner than what the
R-10 offers, you don't care for "mini" scanners and like the idea of "all in
one" products.

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by Paul Youn » Mon, 04 Feb 2002 10:19:16

I had the Alinco DJX-10E for 2 years, I found this unit to be slow and deaf
on some bands. I have since sold it and bought the Alinco DJX-2000E and I am
glad I did.
The speed has improved, stations that I could not pick up before now can be
heard. It does not suck the batteries dry in a few hours.
Heaps more features which you are obviously aware of, I would not even
compare this to any Icom or AOR gear.
The HF side is as good as my desktop HF Reviver if not better. Although there
is not a lot that is worth listing to above 1200 Mhz it still pulls in the
signals, great.
This scanner can decode CCST, de-scrambling and flash tune is great.
Yes it does not come with a program cable but here in Australia they are only
A$50.00
Unless Alinco have produced Amateur radio gear for years and are great.

So yes go and but the DJX-2000, you wont be disappointed.

Paul


> I'm looking for feedback on this hand held from
> those that have used it. It seems from what i've
> read that it's built great and has a ton of really cool
> features. Some say it performs pretty well along
> the HF bands for what it is. From looking at the specs
> and reading Bob Parnass's review in the June 2001 MT
> my only concern is the sensitivity 900Mhz and greater,
> it really looks to drop off.

> I'm debating whether to buy the ~ $500 DJ-X2000 or go for the current
> bargian Icom R2 ~$150 ( on sale and Icom is offering a coupon for free PC
> cable and S/W) .

> Anybody regret buying it ?

> Thanks

--
___________________________________________________________________

Paul Young


Radio Scanner Frequencies - http://young.ion.tm

On the Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
__________________________________________________________________

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by Viper56-F » Mon, 04 Feb 2002 12:56:11


  I had the Alinco DJX-10E for 2 years, I found this unit to be slow and deaf on some bands. I have since sold it and bought the Alinco DJX-2000E and I am glad I did.

  I wonder if the current DJ-X10 is still deaf? I know it's still slow, but that just means I won't be finding any "new" frequencies with it. I'll also be a bit behind when I need to search several banks for activity during a quit time...I guess that's why they didn't care to have convenient bank linking, because why would you really want to link banks on a scanner that is so slow? I would expect to be scanning only a few frequencies in one bank at a time with 5 channels/sec!

  What do you think? Is it the same DJ-X10 from 2 years ago today??

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by roughplane » Mon, 04 Feb 2002 20:58:52


I had the Alinco DJX-10E for 2 years, I found this unit to be slow and deaf
on some bands. I have since sold it and bought the Alinco DJX-2000E and I am
glad I did.


I wonder if the current DJ-X10 is still deaf? I know it's still slow, but
that just means I won't be finding any "new" frequencies with it. I'll also
be a bit behind when I need to search several banks for activity during a
quit time...I guess that's why they didn't care to have convenient bank
linking, because why would you really want to link banks on a scanner that
is so slow? I would expect to be scanning only a few frequencies in one bank
at a time with 5 channels/sec!
What do you think? Is it the same DJ-X10 from 2 years ago today??

Hello. I had an Alinco DJX-10E several years ago together with an Icom R-10,
and eventually sold both due to (a) their slow scanning rates, and, in the
case of the Alinco, the 'selective deafness' the receiver exhibited on
several bands. I recently bought an Alinco DJX-2000E, and frankly, whilst it
is faster than the DJX-10E, it's not by a factor of 2 or anything like it.
Also, the further up the band you go, the poorer the sensitivity becomes. At

(WFM) which are nothing to boast about. Mine's for sale if anyone's silly
enough to part with AUS$1100. It comes with three (yes three) Alinco EBP-37N
700 mAH batteries ($95 each), the computer cable & software for Cloning or
Computer Control, ($79) EDC-88 Fast Charger, (included) ESC-29 case ($30)
and is boxed with manual & in as-new condition. The Bug Detector is a farce;
whoever heard of a bug detector in which you had to know the frequency of
the bug first! Hah! And likewise, the Frequency Counter only works with
signals over 100 dB and even then, the menu settings you need to go through
to get it to work are so onerous no-one could be bothered. This is a yuppie
scanner & I'm sorry I wasted over $1400 for the thing. Because I'm honest
I'll probably die with it. Anyone contemplating buying this unit, save your
money & get an Icom R-10 if you don't want trunk tracking & don't care too
much about the scanning rates,  pay a bit more & get an AR-8200 MK II, or a
lot less & get a Uniden BC245XLT. Any of them would be a better buy than the
Alinco.

Ruff

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by Viper56-F » Mon, 04 Feb 2002 23:22:28

What about if it's replacing a RADIO SHACK Pro-62 from 7 years ago?? Is
either the DJ-X10 or the DJ-X2000 at LEAST a good replacement for my old
scanner? I realize that there may be other better scanners, but they also
cost more money. What I REALLY want is a AOR 8200 MKII or the new Yupiteru,
but they cost too much!. So is the DJ-X10 simply "worth" the money for what
you get and definitely considered a significant upgrade from probably any
scanner from 7 years ago ESPECIALLY a RS scanner minus the fact that
scanners got MUCH SLOWER in 7 years, and I'm listening to mainly "Lo UHF",
MilAir and HF??

"Are we saying that a 2002 Toyota Camry sucks and is slow, because we have
brand new Jaguar? If we are, then we must realize that a Camry which sucks
in comparison to a new Jaguar actually rocks if you are replacing a 1993
Corolla AND if you can't yet afford a Jag. "




> I had the Alinco DJX-10E for 2 years, I found this unit to be slow and
deaf
> on some bands. I have since sold it and bought the Alinco DJX-2000E and I
am
> glad I did.



> I wonder if the current DJ-X10 is still deaf? I know it's still slow, but
> that just means I won't be finding any "new" frequencies with it. I'll
also
> be a bit behind when I need to search several banks for activity during a
> quit time...I guess that's why they didn't care to have convenient bank
> linking, because why would you really want to link banks on a scanner that
> is so slow? I would expect to be scanning only a few frequencies in one
bank
> at a time with 5 channels/sec!
> What do you think? Is it the same DJ-X10 from 2 years ago today??

> Hello. I had an Alinco DJX-10E several years ago together with an Icom
R-10,
> and eventually sold both due to (a) their slow scanning rates, and, in the
> case of the Alinco, the 'selective deafness' the receiver exhibited on
> several bands. I recently bought an Alinco DJX-2000E, and frankly, whilst
it
> is faster than the DJX-10E, it's not by a factor of 2 or anything like it.
> Also, the further up the band you go, the poorer the sensitivity becomes.
At

> (WFM) which are nothing to boast about. Mine's for sale if anyone's silly
> enough to part with AUS$1100. It comes with three (yes three) Alinco
EBP-37N
> 700 mAH batteries ($95 each), the computer cable & software for Cloning or
> Computer Control, ($79) EDC-88 Fast Charger, (included) ESC-29 case ($30)
> and is boxed with manual & in as-new condition. The Bug Detector is a
farce;
> whoever heard of a bug detector in which you had to know the frequency of
> the bug first! Hah! And likewise, the Frequency Counter only works with
> signals over 100 dB and even then, the menu settings you need to go
through
> to get it to work are so onerous no-one could be bothered. This is a
yuppie
> scanner & I'm sorry I wasted over $1400 for the thing. Because I'm honest
> I'll probably die with it. Anyone contemplating buying this unit, save
your
> money & get an Icom R-10 if you don't want trunk tracking & don't care too
> much about the scanning rates,  pay a bit more & get an AR-8200 MK II, or
a
> lot less & get a Uniden BC245XLT. Any of them would be a better buy than
the
> Alinco.

> Ruff

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by roughplane » Tue, 05 Feb 2002 12:00:00

Fair enough if you're upgrading from a scanning receiver from the ice age,
but referring back to my original post, I think either the BC245XLT (if you
want trunk tracking) or the Icom R-10 (if you don't) are better buys. What I
didn't say before is that I've owned several Alinco transceivers (DX-70TH,
DR-605E and DJ-G5E) and have had problems of one sort or another with all of
them. But don't take my word; check out some amateur newsgroups and read the
postings on Alinco products for yourself. Then check out Icom or even Uniden
(apart from the 2020...it was a dog) and I'm sure if reliability is one of
you're criteria for buying a radio, you'll understand where I'm coming from.
Cheers.

Ruff


 What about if it's replacing a RADIO SHACK Pro-62 from 7 years ago?? Is
either the DJ-X10 or the DJ-X2000 at LEAST a good replacement for my old
scanner? I realize that there may be other better scanners, but they also
cost more money. What I REALLY want is a AOR 8200 MKII or the new Yupiteru,
but they cost too much!. So is the DJ-X10 simply "worth" the money for what
you get and definitely considered a significant upgrade from probably any
scanner from 7 years ago ESPECIALLY a RS scanner minus the fact that
scanners got MUCH SLOWER in 7 years, and I'm listening to mainly "Lo UHF",
MilAir and HF??
"Are we saying that a 2002 Toyota Camry sucks and is slow, because we have
brand new Jaguar? If we are, then we must realize that a Camry which sucks
in comparison to a new Jaguar actually rocks if you are replacing a 1993
Corolla AND if you can't yet afford a Jag. "


I had the Alinco DJX-10E for 2 years, I found this unit to be slow and
deaf on some bands. I have since sold it and bought the Alinco DJX-2000E and
I am glad I did.


I wonder if the current DJ-X10 is still deaf? I know it's still slow, but
that just means I won't be finding any "new" frequencies with it. I'll
also be a bit behind when I need to search several banks for activity during
a quiet time...I guess that's why they didn't care to have convenient bank
linking, because why would you really want to link banks on a scanner that
is so slow? I would expect to be scanning only a few frequencies in one bank
at a time with 5 channels/sec!
What do you think? Is it the same DJ-X10 from 2 years ago today??


Hello. I had an Alinco DJX-10E several years ago together with an Icom R-10,
and eventually sold both due to (a) their slow scanning rates, and, in the
case of the Alinco, the 'selective deafness' the receiver exhibited on
several bands. I recently bought an Alinco DJX-2000E, and frankly, whilst it
is faster than the DJX-10E, it's not by a factor of 2 or anything like it.
Also, the further up the band you go, the poorer the sensitivity becomes. At

(WFM) which are nothing to boast about. Mine's for sale if anyone's silly
enough to part with AUS$1100. It comes with three (yes three) Alinco EBP-37N
700 mAH batteries ($95 each), the computer cable & software for Cloning or
Computer Control, ($79) EDC-88 Fast Charger, (included) ESC-29 case ($30)
and is boxed with manual & in as-new condition. The Bug Detector is a farce;
whoever heard of a bug detector in which you had to know the frequency of
the bug first! Hah! And likewise, the Frequency Counter only works with
signals over 100 dB and even then, the menu settings you need to go through
to get it to work are so onerous no-one could be bothered. This is a yuppie
scanner & I'm sorry I wasted over $1400 for the thing. Because I'm honest
I'll probably die with it. Anyone contemplating buying this unit, save your
money & get an Icom R-10 if you don't want trunk tracking & don't care too
much about the scanning rates,  pay a bit more & get an AR-8200 MK II, or a
lot less & get a Uniden BC245XLT. Any of them would be a better buy than the
Alinco.

Ruff

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by Viper56-F » Tue, 05 Feb 2002 23:31:24


Quote:> Fair enough if you're upgrading from a scanning receiver from the ice age,
> but referring back to my original post, I think either the BC245XLT (if
you
> want trunk tracking) or the Icom R-10 (if you don't) are better buys.

It seams the DJ-X10 is unbeatable for price/features as again I'm trying to
find another scanner(because of X10's problems;speed/bank linking/battery)
so I guess It is fact that I simply have a really crappy selection(more like
no selection) for DJ-X10ish scanners. I either have to pay much more for
"super scanners"(AOR 8200 MKII) or significantly less for some lightening
fast scanner that won't cover HF/MilAir or I end up with a nicely priced
R-10 "mini-scanner" which I consider a nice but wimpy scanner(size/sound
etc).

I looked up the BC245XLT by the way...WOW! It seams like a SUPERB "update"
to my old scanner as it is in the same class, but I want to "upgrade" AND
"update" my scanning. So not only do I want today's technology, but I want
to scan new things; HF/MilAir/TV. I REALLY don't know why the $360 DJ-X10
can't scan at even 30% of the BC245XLT's scan rate!!

I think I may just compromise due to a chain of thinking that YOU stirred
up! I may just get the wimpy R-10, knowing how wimpy it is but planning to
sell it in a year when I can afford what I REALLY want; the AOR 8200
MKII(maybe the AOR 8300MKIII???). I'll probably only use it as a second
scanner at home though. I doubt the R-10 will stand up to much field use
with me.

What's do you think the resale value will be of a 1 year old full coverage
R-10 with full packaging including receipt and manual in "mint" condition?

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by roughplane » Wed, 06 Feb 2002 17:28:43


Fair enough if you're upgrading from a scanning receiver from the ice age,
but referring back to my original post, I think either the BC245XLT (if you
want trunk tracking) or the Icom R-10 (if you don't) are better buys.


It seams the DJ-X10 is unbeatable for price/features as again I'm trying to
find another scanner(because of X10's problems;speed/bank linking/battery)
so I guess It is fact that I simply have a really crappy selection(more like
no selection) for DJ-X10ish scanners. I either have to pay much more for
"super scanners"(AOR 8200 MKII) or significantly less for some lightening
fast scanner that won't cover HF/MilAir or I end up with a nicely priced
R-10 "mini-scanner" which I consider a nice but wimpy scanner(size/sound
etc).
  I looked up the BC245XLT by the way...WOW! It seams like a SUPERB "update"
to my old scanner as it is in the same class, but I want to "upgrade" AND
"update" my scanning. So not only do I want today's technology, but I want
to scan new things; HF/MilAir/TV. I REALLY don't know why the $360 DJ-X10
can't scan at even 30% of the BC245XLT's scan rate!!
I think I may just compromise due to a chain of thinking that YOU stirred
up! I may just get the wimpy R-10, knowing how wimpy it is but planning to
sell it in a year when I can afford what I REALLY want; the AOR 8200
MKII(maybe the AOR 8300MKIII???). I'll probably only use it as a second
scanner at home though. I doubt the R-10 will stand up to much field use
with me.
What's do you think the resale value will be of a 1 year old full coverage
R-10 with full packaging including receipt and manual in "mint" condition?

I think your R-10, in the condition you mentioned would only drop about 20%
of its value after 12 - 18 months. Most scanner buffs know the unit & like
it, so they are quite easy to sell. I bought mine for AUS$550 second hand
(but in mint condition), had it almost 3 years and sold it for $550, same as
I paid. Only difference was I included the cable & software for programming
the little ***, but still, it shows what a good buy they are.

Ruff

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by proma » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 08:30:22

i use a 2000,and have used many scanners the worst wideband one being the
Icom R10,but the Alinco is fantastic

excellant hf reception
alpha tagging and searching
ctcss recieve something that should be on all scanners
even the de scrambler i can use on 2 users in London[so not really a selling
point,just personal experiance]

the counter or rather Flash tune as i have it set up for,works as a counter
should ie i see a guy on a handie or mobile radio and it displays the freq,i
do not use my Opto counters anymore,although in comparisons with my mates
Opto Cub,we find both miss the odd freq from time to time,thats rf for you.

ie we see a guy with a pmr licensed radio rate app 1-5 watts and nothing
comes up,then eqaul distance a guy is using pmr446 half watt and it goes for
it,but in most cases we get our target,and the sort of scanning we do we
have a lot of targets.

Audio could do better,very low,slight hiss in background and a bit of a
squelch tail,def need headphones in noisy environments.
A lot of UK dealers though do not like it,but i have persuaded app 6
friends[email friends],some ameteurs and engineers to part with 500 ukp and
they appear to be happy.

Not as sensitive as some scanners ie MVT7100,but in a lot of areas at
150-170 would overload from pager signals,the Alino is very clean but still
pulls in the signals as a handheld should[ie it should not pull in as good
as a base].

A handheld should be able to work on small arials while out and about and
then at home should be able to connect to something better,and the Alinco
does that.

As for referance to 900 mhz,we do not use any voice analogue freqs up there
so if it is deaf then not a problem.

regards

--

Paul Wey[PROMA1]

moderator of following scanning groups

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scanpromauk

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Metradio

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/promatech

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tetrauk




> I had the Alinco DJX-10E for 2 years, I found this unit to be slow and
deaf
> on some bands. I have since sold it and bought the Alinco DJX-2000E and I
am
> glad I did.



> I wonder if the current DJ-X10 is still deaf? I know it's still slow, but
> that just means I won't be finding any "new" frequencies with it. I'll
also
> be a bit behind when I need to search several banks for activity during a
> quit time...I guess that's why they didn't care to have convenient bank
> linking, because why would you really want to link banks on a scanner that
> is so slow? I would expect to be scanning only a few frequencies in one
bank
> at a time with 5 channels/sec!
> What do you think? Is it the same DJ-X10 from 2 years ago today??

> Hello. I had an Alinco DJX-10E several years ago together with an Icom
R-10,
> and eventually sold both due to (a) their slow scanning rates, and, in the
> case of the Alinco, the 'selective deafness' the receiver exhibited on
> several bands. I recently bought an Alinco DJX-2000E, and frankly, whilst
it
> is faster than the DJX-10E, it's not by a factor of 2 or anything like it.
> Also, the further up the band you go, the poorer the sensitivity becomes.
At

> (WFM) which are nothing to boast about. Mine's for sale if anyone's silly
> enough to part with AUS$1100. It comes with three (yes three) Alinco
EBP-37N
> 700 mAH batteries ($95 each), the computer cable & software for Cloning or
> Computer Control, ($79) EDC-88 Fast Charger, (included) ESC-29 case ($30)
> and is boxed with manual & in as-new condition. The Bug Detector is a
farce;
> whoever heard of a bug detector in which you had to know the frequency of
> the bug first! Hah! And likewise, the Frequency Counter only works with
> signals over 100 dB and even then, the menu settings you need to go
through
> to get it to work are so onerous no-one could be bothered. This is a
yuppie
> scanner & I'm sorry I wasted over $1400 for the thing. Because I'm honest
> I'll probably die with it. Anyone contemplating buying this unit, save
your
> money & get an Icom R-10 if you don't want trunk tracking & don't care too
> much about the scanning rates,  pay a bit more & get an AR-8200 MK II, or
a
> lot less & get a Uniden BC245XLT. Any of them would be a better buy than
the
> Alinco.

> Ruff

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by Shaun Kur » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 09:16:09

umm, excuse my ignorance, but are you saying it is possible to pick up a
guys freq. by just 'pointing' your scanner at his device?!?  does the yaesu
vr-500 have this function?!

Thanks in advance...


> i use a 2000,and have used many scanners the worst wideband one being the
> Icom R10,but the Alinco is fantastic

> excellant hf reception
> alpha tagging and searching
> ctcss recieve something that should be on all scanners
> even the de scrambler i can use on 2 users in London[so not really a
selling
> point,just personal experiance]

> the counter or rather Flash tune as i have it set up for,works as a
counter
> should ie i see a guy on a handie or mobile radio and it displays the
freq,i
> do not use my Opto counters anymore,although in comparisons with my mates
> Opto Cub,we find both miss the odd freq from time to time,thats rf for
you.

> ie we see a guy with a pmr licensed radio rate app 1-5 watts and nothing
> comes up,then eqaul distance a guy is using pmr446 half watt and it goes
for
> it,but in most cases we get our target,and the sort of scanning we do we
> have a lot of targets.

> Audio could do better,very low,slight hiss in background and a bit of a
> squelch tail,def need headphones in noisy environments.
> A lot of UK dealers though do not like it,but i have persuaded app 6
> friends[email friends],some ameteurs and engineers to part with 500 ukp
and
> they appear to be happy.

> Not as sensitive as some scanners ie MVT7100,but in a lot of areas at
> 150-170 would overload from pager signals,the Alino is very clean but
still
> pulls in the signals as a handheld should[ie it should not pull in as good
> as a base].

> A handheld should be able to work on small arials while out and about and
> then at home should be able to connect to something better,and the Alinco
> does that.

> As for referance to 900 mhz,we do not use any voice analogue freqs up
there
> so if it is deaf then not a problem.

> regards

> --

> Paul Wey[PROMA1]

> moderator of following scanning groups

> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scanpromauk

> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Metradio

> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/promatech

> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tetrauk





> > I had the Alinco DJX-10E for 2 years, I found this unit to be slow and
> deaf
> > on some bands. I have since sold it and bought the Alinco DJX-2000E and
I
> am
> > glad I did.



> > I wonder if the current DJ-X10 is still deaf? I know it's still slow,
but
> > that just means I won't be finding any "new" frequencies with it. I'll
> also
> > be a bit behind when I need to search several banks for activity during
a
> > quit time...I guess that's why they didn't care to have convenient bank
> > linking, because why would you really want to link banks on a scanner
that
> > is so slow? I would expect to be scanning only a few frequencies in one
> bank
> > at a time with 5 channels/sec!
> > What do you think? Is it the same DJ-X10 from 2 years ago today??

> > Hello. I had an Alinco DJX-10E several years ago together with an Icom
> R-10,
> > and eventually sold both due to (a) their slow scanning rates, and, in
the
> > case of the Alinco, the 'selective deafness' the receiver exhibited on
> > several bands. I recently bought an Alinco DJX-2000E, and frankly,
whilst
> it
> > is faster than the DJX-10E, it's not by a factor of 2 or anything like
it.
> > Also, the further up the band you go, the poorer the sensitivity
becomes.
> At

> > (WFM) which are nothing to boast about. Mine's for sale if anyone's
silly
> > enough to part with AUS$1100. It comes with three (yes three) Alinco
> EBP-37N
> > 700 mAH batteries ($95 each), the computer cable & software for Cloning
or
> > Computer Control, ($79) EDC-88 Fast Charger, (included) ESC-29 case
($30)
> > and is boxed with manual & in as-new condition. The Bug Detector is a
> farce;
> > whoever heard of a bug detector in which you had to know the frequency
of
> > the bug first! Hah! And likewise, the Frequency Counter only works with
> > signals over 100 dB and even then, the menu settings you need to go
> through
> > to get it to work are so onerous no-one could be bothered. This is a
> yuppie
> > scanner & I'm sorry I wasted over $1400 for the thing. Because I'm
honest
> > I'll probably die with it. Anyone contemplating buying this unit, save
> your
> > money & get an Icom R-10 if you don't want trunk tracking & don't care
too
> > much about the scanning rates,  pay a bit more & get an AR-8200 MK II,
or
> a
> > lot less & get a Uniden BC245XLT. Any of them would be a better buy than
> the
> > Alinco.

> > Ruff

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by isoba » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 11:41:07

The X2000 will act as a frequency counter by displaying the frequency, or
reaction tune the radio
to the signal so you can listen in. Of course these would have to be very
near field signals.


> umm, excuse my ignorance, but are you saying it is possible to pick up a
> guys freq. by just 'pointing' your scanner at his device?!?  does the
yaesu
> vr-500 have this function?!

> Thanks in advance...



> > i use a 2000,and have used many scanners the worst wideband one being
the
> > Icom R10,but the Alinco is fantastic

> > excellant hf reception
> > alpha tagging and searching
> > ctcss recieve something that should be on all scanners
> > even the de scrambler i can use on 2 users in London[so not really a
> selling
> > point,just personal experiance]

> > the counter or rather Flash tune as i have it set up for,works as a
> counter
> > should ie i see a guy on a handie or mobile radio and it displays the
> freq,i
> > do not use my Opto counters anymore,although in comparisons with my
mates
> > Opto Cub,we find both miss the odd freq from time to time,thats rf for
> you.

> > ie we see a guy with a pmr licensed radio rate app 1-5 watts and nothing
> > comes up,then eqaul distance a guy is using pmr446 half watt and it goes
> for
> > it,but in most cases we get our target,and the sort of scanning we do we
> > have a lot of targets.

> > Audio could do better,very low,slight hiss in background and a bit of a
> > squelch tail,def need headphones in noisy environments.
> > A lot of UK dealers though do not like it,but i have persuaded app 6
> > friends[email friends],some ameteurs and engineers to part with 500 ukp
> and
> > they appear to be happy.

> > Not as sensitive as some scanners ie MVT7100,but in a lot of areas at
> > 150-170 would overload from pager signals,the Alino is very clean but
> still
> > pulls in the signals as a handheld should[ie it should not pull in as
good
> > as a base].

> > A handheld should be able to work on small arials while out and about
and
> > then at home should be able to connect to something better,and the
Alinco
> > does that.

> > As for referance to 900 mhz,we do not use any voice analogue freqs up
> there
> > so if it is deaf then not a problem.

> > regards

> > --

> > Paul Wey[PROMA1]

> > moderator of following scanning groups

> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scanpromauk

> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Metradio

> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/promatech

> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tetrauk





> > > I had the Alinco DJX-10E for 2 years, I found this unit to be slow and
> > deaf
> > > on some bands. I have since sold it and bought the Alinco DJX-2000E
and
> I
> > am
> > > glad I did.



> > > I wonder if the current DJ-X10 is still deaf? I know it's still slow,
> but
> > > that just means I won't be finding any "new" frequencies with it. I'll
> > also
> > > be a bit behind when I need to search several banks for activity
during
> a
> > > quit time...I guess that's why they didn't care to have convenient
bank
> > > linking, because why would you really want to link banks on a scanner
> that
> > > is so slow? I would expect to be scanning only a few frequencies in
one
> > bank
> > > at a time with 5 channels/sec!
> > > What do you think? Is it the same DJ-X10 from 2 years ago today??

> > > Hello. I had an Alinco DJX-10E several years ago together with an Icom
> > R-10,
> > > and eventually sold both due to (a) their slow scanning rates, and, in
> the
> > > case of the Alinco, the 'selective deafness' the receiver exhibited on
> > > several bands. I recently bought an Alinco DJX-2000E, and frankly,
> whilst
> > it
> > > is faster than the DJX-10E, it's not by a factor of 2 or anything like
> it.
> > > Also, the further up the band you go, the poorer the sensitivity
> becomes.
> > At

SINAD
> > > (WFM) which are nothing to boast about. Mine's for sale if anyone's
> silly
> > > enough to part with AUS$1100. It comes with three (yes three) Alinco
> > EBP-37N
> > > 700 mAH batteries ($95 each), the computer cable & software for
Cloning
> or
> > > Computer Control, ($79) EDC-88 Fast Charger, (included) ESC-29 case
> ($30)
> > > and is boxed with manual & in as-new condition. The Bug Detector is a
> > farce;
> > > whoever heard of a bug detector in which you had to know the frequency
> of
> > > the bug first! Hah! And likewise, the Frequency Counter only works
with
> > > signals over 100 dB and even then, the menu settings you need to go
> > through
> > > to get it to work are so onerous no-one could be bothered. This is a
> > yuppie
> > > scanner & I'm sorry I wasted over $1400 for the thing. Because I'm
> honest
> > > I'll probably die with it. Anyone contemplating buying this unit, save
> > your
> > > money & get an Icom R-10 if you don't want trunk tracking & don't care
> too
> > > much about the scanning rates,  pay a bit more & get an AR-8200 MK II,
> or
> > a
> > > lot less & get a Uniden BC245XLT. Any of them would be a better buy
than
> > the
> > > Alinco.

> > > Ruff