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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Alinco DX-10 10 Meter All Mode Mobile Help

Reviews Summary for Alinco DX-10 10 Meter All Mode Mobile
Alinco DX-10 10 Meter All Mode Mobile Reviews: 3 Average rating: 4.3/5 MSRP: $$299
The Alinco DX-10 is a capable, compact, multimode 10 meter transceiver. It will operate in LSB, USB, AM, FM or CW modes. Operation is from 28-29.7 MHz. Power output is adjustable (0-25W SSB and 1-12W FM/AM/CW). This radio does not employ a traditional VFO. Rather, frequencies may be stored in the expansive memory system and then adjusted by the fine tuning.

The meter can display S/RF, SWR or DC voltage. Scanning is supported. The radio features SWR and power supply voltage protection.

Tuning steps may be set to 10 Hz, 100 Hz, 1 kHz or 10 kHz. This radio requires 13.8VDC at 6 amps.
The DX-10 includes the EMS-70 Hand Mic (with metal plug), mobile bracket, DC cord and mounting hardware.

Product is in production.
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MM0IMC Rating: 4/5 Feb 20, 2017 08:12 Send this review to a friend
CRE 8900 Version 3.1  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I've got the CRE 8900 version 3.1 of this radio and its okay.

Best to be aware of it's limitations, keep the RF gain turned down a touch and don't have the mic gain up full, I recommend.

One wee quirk I have found is that the 10khz button shifts you up 20khz, whilst still displaying a 10khz shift. This is hardly essential for 10m operation, but noteworthy.

It's best to programme this through a computer, especially if you want to get the correct offsets for 10m FM repeaters.
M0KFO Rating: 5/5 Mar 30, 2015 09:06 Send this review to a friend
DR135  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Known outside the US as the Alinco DR135 (suffix, UK,DX,) depending on market, but the same radio.

The former review has covered most of it. Purists will hate it, practical people will like it. Yes, it has its roots in the 11m/10m market.

It actually works from about 25.5 to 30.5 roughly. You can do it through the band start up or with the software program. Program free cable 10.

You can turn off echo and beeps. It covers all 10m with AM/FM/USB/LSB/CW.

Stick it on a meter dummy load and its probably 15w AM/FM (mine is 18w and I haven't screwdrivered) 25w SSB.

Retails at about 150 (inc tax) in UK, I got mine on special for 99 (inc tax).

For more info, I'd search DR135, not the silly American name given to it.
N6DLH Rating: 4/5 Jan 3, 2015 16:59 Send this review to a friend
Good Little Radio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I'm not going to get in depth with the review, there is enough info around on the web that cover some of the features. I was looking for a good little 10 meter radio for the truck. I previously had an HTX-100 and sold it before I got my truck. I just wanted a single band unit for some DXing at lunch, and making some contacts while sitting or out on the 4wd trail or on the beach. With the HTX-10 and HTX-100's aging, and the cost of them on the secondary market still being rather high, I was looking for alternatives. I converted an old CB to 10 meters because I had it laying around. It worked, but with large gaps in the band and between channels, left a lot to be desired. Many people have been using the magnum radios on 10m with great success, and were starting to gain "Peer Acceptance" in the ham world. So the hunt began for any new radio's that would fit the bill. Unfortunately many hams would not consider this radio because of the Echo pot and roger beep options. Most of the info I could find were hams bashing the unit. Or angry that Alinco was selling a radio that seemed to be targeted for the Export CB market.

If you look past the negative aspects of this radio, and make an honest comparison to other single band 10m mobiles, I believe many would be surprised.

One of the biggest comments about it on some blogs, said it was useless without a VFO, yet the HTX series are the same way.Tuning with the encoder is very easy, and with settings changes the clarifier can be turned for .10 hertz and by bushing the knob then turning it can change tuning amount just like the RS models.

Front end is very sensitive, but the front end is wide and can suffer from strong adjacent signals. When compared to the HTX series the DX-10 is a more sensitive receiver. There is no CTCSS encoder, so it limits the function on FM a bit. The roger beep and echo pot can be shut off with the programming software, it will also allow you the program the memory channels to do offsets, so open 10m repeaters are not a total loss. The programming cable must be purchased separate, but the software can be downloaded for free.

Compact in size it can fit into a standard DIN stereo slot. The heat sink is big, so I doubt there will be any heat issues. The mic feels like a toy but works good. The up and down button on the mic allows you the change the memory channel with ease, while the digit CB type display shows the memory channel you are on.

For a mobile rig it work very well, and has tons of options and setting that can be configured to fit your needs.

With the band switch ranging from A-F and 60 memories per band it will cover the entire band. Options like TOT, SWR reading on TX, battery voltage under and over protection, SWR protection, it packs a bunch in a small package. Back light can be changed to multiple colors.

Its priced a bit high, but can be found on sale. For the sub $250 price point it a great but. If you look past the Echo pot and Roger beep, the pro's on this little radio outweighs the cons. So far I am really impressed.

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