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of the Alinco DJ-V17.
Apr 9, 2013 05:49
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Here is how to programme the memories
Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The instruction manual tells you to store memories like this:
1. select frequency etc to be stored.
2. press the key “A v/m mw”.
3. press the Function key.
4. rotate dial to desired memory number.
5. press v/m mw and you will hear a beep.
the memory is now stored.
However step 4 does not work on a new radio just out of the box.
By default the memory function only shows memories that have something stored in them.
If you have none stored then all you will see is a list like this when you turn the dial:
rpALLFRQ > m0 > C
(or possibly even just rpALLFRQ > C)
so you will not be able to select any memories to store to.
To fix this turn the dial to the m0 or the C position and press the Function key again.
Now turn the dial and you should be able to scroll through all 200 memories and select one to store to.
Any that are empty will just show the VFO frequency.
This information is NOT in the Alinco instruction manual and is the reason people have so many problems with this radio. I have done a factory reset twice on mine and reprogrammed it this way. I am surprised the manual has not had an addendum sheet added as they have done for the change of company head office address.
As for the radio - I like it. Battery life is OK with battery saver enabled. The best thing about it is that it is very tough. It can take rough treatment and its cheap enough that you wouldn't worry about looking after it. The waterproofing is useful, but the down side of this is the special speaker/microphone connector they had to use.
Overall: If you want a basic handheld radio only for use as a handheld this is probably a good buy. If you want something that you will use in a car as well you would be better looking at other models.
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