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Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur (inc. HF+6M+VHF models) | Alinco DX-SR9 Help

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VE3KXX  Rating: 3/5 Sep 20, 2013 19:32  Send this review to a friend!
No nonsense entry level HF radio with SDR capabilities.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Pros:

Radio is solidly built and comes with decent manual plus schematics. Solid 100+ watts out. Have gotten decent reports on SSB thus far. Controls are simple to understand. Nice big and bright easy to understand LCD display. Comes with IQ interface for SDR operation with freeware software which was fairly easy to set up. Note that SDR operation requires optional USB / Serial to rig cable to control rig which isn't included.

Cons:

Tinny audio on SSB even with external speaker. No computer control outside the SDR software at present. CAT type control would have been a nice addition to this new radio. No standardized "DATA" connection on radio. Difficulty getting SDR operation to work through 3rd party radio interface - had to use computer input / output to get it to work properly.

Conclusion:

This radio is a fine entry level radio which allows the user to expand beyond the basic transceiver with SDR features through the IQ interface. Not completely convinced that the additional price over the DX-SR8T is worth the price except to a user who plans to run the SDR software exclusively. Most features mirror the DX-SR8T. Completely satisfied with the radio as a backup to my main station radio. Would recommend to an entry-level ham on a budget.

Alinco continues with its no-nonsense approach to rig design and features. 
Product is in production.
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