Alinco DJ-X2000

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by roughplane » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 15:04:27

Very near field is still an understatement. I've got my 'dumb as dogshit'
DJ-X2000 in 'Flashtune' mode sitting about 2' from a dummy load into which
I'm shoving 50 watts on 146.7000 MHz and still the damn thing can't find the
signal. I can't believe that you find it better at reaction tuning than an
Opto counter. Which model Opto are you using. I have 2, an original Scout
and a 3000A Plus, and either of them will pick up signals on almost any band
that the Alinco never hears.
All I can say is....perhaps I got a lemon. I'll take it around to a friend
who was clever enough not to sell his test equipment (yes, me) and check out
it's specs. If it's not within + or - 5%, back the *** goes. Why oh why
did I sell my R-10. Even the audio on this receiver sucks!

Ruff


 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://www.redwaveradio.com/
http://www.redwaveradio.com/
http://www.redwaveradio.com/
http://www.redwaveradio.com/


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 -10,
nd 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

dB 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

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by isoba » Mon, 11 Feb 2002 04:54:26


Aside from the flashtune issues you are having. What is you're feeling of
the
receive characteristics of the radio?

I have one on backorder right now and still not sure if i made the correct
decision.


> Very near field is still an understatement. I've got my 'dumb as dogshit'
> DJ-X2000 in 'Flashtune' mode sitting about 2' from a dummy load into which
> I'm shoving 50 watts on 146.7000 MHz and still the damn thing can't find
the
> signal. I can't believe that you find it better at reaction tuning than an
> Opto counter. Which model Opto are you using. I have 2, an original Scout
> and a 3000A Plus, and either of them will pick up signals on almost any
band
> that the Alinco never hears.
> All I can say is....perhaps I got a lemon. I'll take it around to a friend
> who was clever enough not to sell his test equipment (yes, me) and check
out
> it's specs. If it's not within + or - 5%, back the *** goes. Why oh why
> did I sell my R-10. Even the audio on this receiver sucks!

> Ruff



>  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://www.redwaveradio.com/
> http://www.redwaveradio.com/
> http://www.redwaveradio.com/
> http://www.redwaveradio.com/



> 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 -10,
> nd 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

> dB 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

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by proma » Mon, 11 Feb 2002 06:47:42

most of my views are on the previous mail,the only downside for me is the
audio problems,but they are very minor really,a hiss quite prominent on fm
signals and the squelch tail[ie that crack at the end of a transmission]

but it was the radio i was looking for.and i am very pleased,but there is no
radio around that everyone likes,reviews are not much help as you are going
on what someone else says,sometimes you just have to go get it,and if you
dont like send it back.

going back to counter,i tried a pmr446 500 mw radio with the Alinco using a
Diamond subby antenna and mangaed flash tune from 6 metres/3 watts uhf set
10 metres.

when i am at a site trying for a freq and they are using a licensed pmr
user,i do not know if they are switched to 1 watt or 5 watts but in most
cases a distance of about 11 metres is normal on that aerial,if i have
problems and i am not getting the freq,then i put a longer aerial on and put
the set inside my coat pocket,and try again.

regards

--

Paul Wey[PROMA1]

moderator of following scanning groups

http://www.redwaveradio.com/

http://www.redwaveradio.com/

http://www.redwaveradio.com/

http://www.redwaveradio.com/


> Aside from the flashtune issues you are having. What is you're feeling of
> the
> receive characteristics of the radio?

> I have one on backorder right now and still not sure if i made the correct
> decision.



> > Very near field is still an understatement. I've got my 'dumb as
dogshit'
> > DJ-X2000 in 'Flashtune' mode sitting about 2' from a dummy load into
which
> > I'm shoving 50 watts on 146.7000 MHz and still the damn thing can't find
> the
> > signal. I can't believe that you find it better at reaction tuning than
an
> > Opto counter. Which model Opto are you using. I have 2, an original
Scout
> > and a 3000A Plus, and either of them will pick up signals on almost any
> band
> > that the Alinco never hears.
> > All I can say is....perhaps I got a lemon. I'll take it around to a
friend
> > who was clever enough not to sell his test equipment (yes, me) and check
> out
> > it's specs. If it's not within + or - 5%, back the *** goes. Why oh
why
> > did I sell my R-10. Even the audio on this receiver sucks!

> > Ruff



> >  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://www.redwaveradio.com/
> > http://www.redwaveradio.com/
> > http://www.redwaveradio.com/
> > http://www.redwaveradio.com/



> > 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 -10,
> > nd 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

12
> > dB 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

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by roughplane » Mon, 11 Feb 2002 21:23:59


Very near field is still an understatement. I've got my 'dumb as dogshit'
DJ-X2000 in 'Flashtune' mode sitting about 2' from a dummy load into which
I'm shoving 50 watts on 146.7000 MHz and still the damn thing can't find the
signal. <snip>
----- Original Message -----

Newsgroups:
rec.radio.scanner,alt.radio.scanner,alt.radio.scanner.uk,rec.radio.shortwave
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: Alinco DJ-X2000
most of my views are on the previous mail,the only downside for me is the
audio problems,but they are very minor really,a hiss quite prominent on fm
signals and the squelch tail [ie that crack at the end of a transmission]
but it was the radio i was looking for.and i am very pleased,but there is no
radio around that everyone likes,reviews are not much help as you are going
on what someone else says,sometimes you just have to go get it,and if you
dont like send it back. <snip>



 Aside from the flashtune issues you are having. What is you're feeling of
the receive characteristics of the radio?
I have one on backorder right now and still not sure if I made the correct
decision.

Paul is absolutely right when he says that no one radio will suit everyone.
As I spend 95% of my listening time in my shack, I probably have an unreal
expectation of handheld scanners, as , consciously or not, I'm comparing
them with desktop models costing thousands of dollars more. To that end I am
doomed to disappointment, as NO handheld scanner will ever duplicate the
performance of a 1st class scanning receiver. So, as Paul says, bite the
bullet & go with your original intentions. If you aren't pleased with the
radio you should be able to return it, or at least swap it for something
else.

Ruff

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by Walt Bertra » Mon, 11 Feb 2002 23:11:54

Sounds like you have a very good "dummy load".  Seems as though it is
doing exactly what it is supposed to do, i.e., dissipate power without
radiating any of it.

What happens when you connect the transmitter to an antenna, then walk
down the street and see what the range of the X-2000 Flashtune is?

Walt




> Very near field is still an understatement. I've got my 'dumb as dogshit'
> DJ-X2000 in 'Flashtune' mode sitting about 2' from a dummy load into which
> I'm shoving 50 watts on 146.7000 MHz and still the damn thing can't find the
> signal. <snip>

> ----- Original Message -----

> Newsgroups:
> rec.radio.scanner,alt.radio.scanner,alt.radio.scanner.uk,rec.radio.shortwave
> Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 8:47 AM
> Subject: Re: Alinco DJ-X2000
> most of my views are on the previous mail,the only downside for me is the
> audio problems,but they are very minor really,a hiss quite prominent on fm
> signals and the squelch tail [ie that crack at the end of a transmission]
> but it was the radio i was looking for.and i am very pleased,but there is no
> radio around that everyone likes,reviews are not much help as you are going
> on what someone else says,sometimes you just have to go get it,and if you
> dont like send it back. <snip>



>  Aside from the flashtune issues you are having. What is you're feeling of
> the receive characteristics of the radio?
> I have one on backorder right now and still not sure if I made the correct
> decision.

> Paul is absolutely right when he says that no one radio will suit everyone.
> As I spend 95% of my listening time in my shack, I probably have an unreal
> expectation of handheld scanners, as , consciously or not, I'm comparing
> them with desktop models costing thousands of dollars more. To that end I am
> doomed to disappointment, as NO handheld scanner will ever duplicate the
> performance of a 1st class scanning receiver. So, as Paul says, bite the
> bullet & go with your original intentions. If you aren't pleased with the
> radio you should be able to return it, or at least swap it for something
> else.

> Ruff

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by WiCkE » Tue, 12 Feb 2002 07:21:47

Is it worth the money, is there a better scanner for the 650$ I am
going to spend on this, any ideas thanks....What about the ir-10?
ir-3? any advice will be heeded
 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by roughplane » Tue, 12 Feb 2002 09:07:13

Been there , done that Walt. Most dummy loads, even good ones (which mine
is) leak a little, certainly enough for either of my Optoelectonic frequency
counters to give a reading with only the most rudimentary of antennas
connected. Even when I'm only a kilometre or so from the local Police
repeater (VKC), the Alinco shows nothing. It's probably the most
disappointing feature of the receiver, apart from the so-called 'bug
detector' which requires you to know the frequency that the bug is on.
Somewhat ridiculous, you'll have to agree.
No, I stand by my original comments regarding the Alinco DJ-X2000. Although
it does perform reasonably well in ideal circumstances, it does not
represent value for money, given it's high price here in Oz.

Ruff


 Sounds like you have a very good "dummy load".  Seems as though it is doing
exactly what it is supposed to do, i.e., dissipate power without
radiating any of it.
What happens when you connect the transmitter to an antenna, then walk down
the street and see what the range of the X-2000 Flashtune is?

 Walt


Very near field is still an understatement. I've got my 'dumb as dogshit'
DJ-X2000 in 'Flashtune' mode sitting about 2' from a dummy load into which
I'm shoving 50 watts on 146.7000 MHz and still the damn thing can't find the
signal. <snip>

 ----- Original Message -----

Newsgroups:
rec.radio.scanner,alt.radio.scanner,alt.radio.scanner.uk,rec.radio.shortwave
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: Alinco DJ-X2000
most of my views are on the previous mail,the only downside for me is the
audio problems,but they are very minor really,a hiss quite prominent on fm
signals and the squelch tail [ie that crack at the end of a transmission]
but it was the radio i was looking for.and i am very pleased,but there is no
radio around that everyone likes,reviews are not much help as you are going
on what someone else says,sometimes you just have to go get it,and if you
dont like send it back. <snip>



Aside from the flashtune issues you are having. What is you're feeling of
the receive characteristics of the radio?
I have one on backorder right now and still not sure if I made the correct
decision.

 Paul is absolutely right when he says that no one radio will suit everyone.
As I spend 95% of my listening time in my shack, I probably have an unreal
expectation of handheld scanners, as , consciously or not, I'm comparing
them with desktop models costing thousands of dollars more. To that end I am
doomed to disappointment, as NO handheld scanner will ever duplicate the
performance of a 1st class scanning receiver. So, as Paul says, bite the
bullet & go with your original intentions. If you aren't pleased with the
radio you should be able to return it, or at least swap it for something
else.

Ruff

 
 
 

Alinco DJ-X2000

Post by proma » Tue, 12 Feb 2002 19:07:52

you are expecting it to pick up from a Km,of course dependant on a power
output,but that is not the point of any frequency counter or flash tune
device.

i would def send my Alinco back if it did that,as i would spend most of my
day finding pagers and data channels,sdo not buy any counter unless you
intend to go out and about with a scanner,unless you are lucky like me and
have it all in one.
You go around your town or city mostly with targets in mind ie a new
shopping mall has just opened and you want to find there freqs without
searching or you have searched and found nothing,you go to the site as a
member of staff transmits you get ready,its not always going to work,for a
start there could be lots of other rf in the area causing problems,you then
have to have a reasonable knowledge of spectrum use/repeater shifts in your
country so you can check to see if freq is single freq or duplex,as the
counter will read in most cases the tx freq of the staff member in front of
you,so if he is found on 462.325 in the UK as with most allocations can be
dual or single,if dual then one has to check 456.825 so you can then
correctly log the frequency find.

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


> Been there , done that Walt. Most dummy loads, even good ones (which mine
> is) leak a little, certainly enough for either of my Optoelectonic
frequency
> counters to give a reading with only the most rudimentary of antennas
> connected. Even when I'm only a kilometre or so from the local Police
> repeater (VKC), the Alinco shows nothing. It's probably the most
> disappointing feature of the receiver, apart from the so-called 'bug
> detector' which requires you to know the frequency that the bug is on.
> Somewhat ridiculous, you'll have to agree.
> No, I stand by my original comments regarding the Alinco DJ-X2000.
Although
> it does perform reasonably well in ideal circumstances, it does not
> represent value for money, given it's high price here in Oz.

> Ruff



>  Sounds like you have a very good "dummy load".  Seems as though it is
doing
> exactly what it is supposed to do, i.e., dissipate power without
> radiating any of it.
> What happens when you connect the transmitter to an antenna, then walk
down
> the street and see what the range of the X-2000 Flashtune is?

>  Walt




> Very near field is still an understatement. I've got my 'dumb as dogshit'
> DJ-X2000 in 'Flashtune' mode sitting about 2' from a dummy load into which
> I'm shoving 50 watts on 146.7000 MHz and still the damn thing can't find
the
> signal. <snip>

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> Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 8:47 AM
> Subject: Re: Alinco DJ-X2000
> most of my views are on the previous mail,the only downside for me is the
> audio problems,but they are very minor really,a hiss quite prominent on fm
> signals and the squelch tail [ie that crack at the end of a transmission]
> but it was the radio i was looking for.and i am very pleased,but there is
no
> radio around that everyone likes,reviews are not much help as you are
going
> on what someone else says,sometimes you just have to go get it,and if you
> dont like send it back. <snip>



> Aside from the flashtune issues you are having. What is you're feeling of
> the receive characteristics of the radio?
> I have one on backorder right now and still not sure if I made the correct
> decision.

>  Paul is absolutely right when he says that no one radio will suit
everyone.
> As I spend 95% of my listening time in my shack, I probably have an unreal
> expectation of handheld scanners, as , consciously or not, I'm comparing
> them with desktop models costing thousands of dollars more. To that end I
am
> doomed to disappointment, as NO handheld scanner will ever duplicate the
> performance of a 1st class scanning receiver. So, as Paul says, bite the
> bullet & go with your original intentions. If you aren't pleased with the
> radio you should be able to return it, or at least swap it for something
> else.

> Ruff