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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Hand-held | Alinco DJ-193 Help

Reviews Summary for Alinco DJ-193
Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $150
Description: Simple handheld 2m transceiver
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PE1RLN Rating: 5/5 Sep 11, 2001 07:34 Send this review to a friend
Great backup!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Recently I bought this handheld to have a backup transceiver when going on a hike or vacation. In those cases I don't want to take a lot of stuff and I always use 2m for local communications.

This portable has a few features that you won't expect for this money:

- alpha-numeric names (6 characters) for each of the 40 channels
- key-lock
- anti theft alarm
- mosquito repeller (!)
- 5 Watts of real power
- lightweight


This device has only a few buttons and a rotary switch on top. Volume and squelch have to be set by pressing VOL or SQ and then turning the knob. A bit unhandy, but it doesn't bother.
A tip for new buyers: the batteries in the accupack are only running 600mAh and I changed them for NiMH batteries of 1600mAh... twice the capacity and no memoryeffect. The batterycase is easy to open.

All in, it is a very good buy for me. I have a KENWOOD th-79e but it is a bit too expensive to use outdoors when it rains or can get dirty. This thing provides me with 2m at 5Watts and it is rather cheap.

My advise: B U Y I T !

Therefore I give it 5/5!

Thijs, PE1RLN
The Netherlands

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