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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Alinco DX701 Help


Reviews Summary for Alinco DX701
Alinco DX701 Reviews: 3 Average rating: 4.3/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: Commercial HF Tranceiver
Product is in production.
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GM4SVM Rating: 4/5 Sep 11, 2015 04:07 Send this review to a friend
Possibly of limited use for amateurs.  Time owned: more than 12 months
In the late 1990's I inherited an HF SSB PMR system using Yaesu radios which was limited to two very close channels on 4 MHz. These were using resistively loaded folded dipoles (unnecessary as the two channels were very close together). I gradually replaced the Yaesu's with DX701's and the antennas with tuned dipoles and whips with the matching auto tuners in vehicles. I am convinced that the extra useable range we achieved saved at least one life during that time.

As for the Alinco's, well they were rock solid in a very harsh environment (40 degrees C and no aircon in vehicles or even in most buildings). The radios were very robust and never broke down.

The down side is they are SSB and AM only, so no CW or FM. Plus you are limited to 100 pre programmed channels. You could make it into a single band radio on one of the narrower bands maybe with 1KHz spacing.

If someone offers you one free then take it, alternatively by a DX70 which has FM, CW and a VFO.
 
M5TAW Rating: 5/5 Mar 28, 2003 06:33 Send this review to a friend
Great value  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I have owned my 701 for about 6 months and am very pleased with it.
I use it predominatly for portable/holiday use and have all of 17M programmed in. There are enough channels left for segments of other bands of interest. I had seen the Alinco range for quite some time and did not like the appearance compared to Kenwood/Yaesu etc. I can confirm that the performance more than makes up for lack of visual appeal. The receive audio is excellent with plenty of depth and clarity, much better than the IC706 for example. TX reports have also been very good. Sensitivity and selectivity are also well upto scratch, better than 706 range on the lower bands for selectivity, sensitivity about the same. I did not want to spend too much on a radio for portable use, but could not find anything this size/cost with 100 watts all HF coverage. This fits the bill perfectly (well almost, would have preferred free running VFO - that option is available but for at least 100 more.)
 
RICHIE Rating: 4/5 Mar 20, 2003 15:50 Send this review to a friend
Channelised HF with basic controls  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This radio has been very reliable, despite being limited to channel only operation. Used mostly on 40M & 80M, reports have always been very positive. Very good reception, even though has very few controls. The 100 channels can be adjusted to any suitable frequency very quickly. Its a bit large for mobile use, unless you have a lot of space in the car. These radios can be picked up quite cheaply in the UK recently, and I recommend them
 


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