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Reviews Categories | Ham Shack Accessories | DD-103 Universal Digital Dial Help

Reviews Summary for DD-103 Universal Digital Dial
DD-103 Universal Digital Dial Reviews: 19 Average rating: 4.6/5 MSRP: $$100-$125

Digital LCD readout for vintage radios and most transmitters

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VK6NSB Rating: 3/5 Jun 2, 2018 14:28 Send this review to a friend
Trouble calibrating on all bands  Time owned: more than 12 months
Calibrated it on 40mtrs on my TS 520s but it's out on other bands. Not sure if there's an internal adjustment to calibrate it on all bands
K3MEJ Rating: 1/5 Feb 22, 2017 19:58 Send this review to a friend
Disappointed  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
DD-103 frequency was not even close when connected to external VFO.
Manual is poorly written.
Tube shield adapter was missing.
Does not provide package tracking
Does not respond to emails.
Terrible customer service.
K2ZBA Rating: 5/5 Aug 23, 2015 18:15 Send this review to a friend
Easy and accurate  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Bought one of these to use with my Kenwood TS-520S. It was easy to set up and works great. I would buy another. Seller was easy to work with. I bought direct from his website.
AB3EN Rating: 5/5 Jun 4, 2014 09:54 Send this review to a friend
Great with Drake TR-4  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Ordered the DD-103 with interface cable. Plugged into the TR-4's bottom VFO plug and turned it on. Works as promised. Shipped fast and simple to install. My type of product ;-)
VK2HV Rating: 5/5 Apr 10, 2014 00:15 Send this review to a friend
Excellent  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Have had this for a few days now and it is a great unit.Well made and runs smooth with my FT-101e
KF5WFL Rating: 5/5 Feb 10, 2014 18:10 Send this review to a friend
Great Little Tool  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Love this little guy! Easy setup on my TS-520, accurate to the last digit. Really updates my hybrid boat anchor. Don't have to worry about analog dial slippage. Checked it against WWV and it was smack on. ESP has setups for many old analog rigs, so you can use the great old rigs with confidence. Wonderful for the digital generation and old guys with antique eyes! I recommend it for any analog rig ESP makes the setup for, and they have instructions for those they don't. Worth every penny.
KB4MNG Rating: 5/5 Jun 19, 2013 12:35 Send this review to a friend
Great  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I purchase my dd-103 off ebay. It is awesome with spot on accuracy. I have several boat anchor radios and will be using this for a long time.

Currently it is on my Kenwood 520S. Once I calibrated the DD 103 to the radio, it is super accurate and as accurate as the DG 5.

Once I learned the programming, it is easy...
N1KK Rating: 3/5 Jun 27, 2012 13:03 Send this review to a friend
Update  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I am updating my review. I received a RF preamp
from AADE. As I understand it the DD-103 was sold
on their site at one time. I requested if I could
purchase the RF preamp for the DD-103.
The preamp was not designed for the DD-103 however
it could work the same way by using the 5 volts
on the coax cable just like it is done to power
the included tube shield interface.
I removed the tube shield and mounted it on
the RF amp board. The slight gain of 4
offered allowed the DD-103 to work up to just
about 30MHz.

If both the emitter and RF amp boards where included
I would give this unit a 4 rating but since it
didn't I can't, however confirming what it needs
to fix my problem I am giving it a 3 rating.

If the SP-200 was on the programmed list and it
had a feature one of the AADE displays
has auto I.F. offset select based on frequency,
I would give it a 5

W6PUG Rating: 5/5 Apr 11, 2012 20:26 Send this review to a friend
Really nice aid for Halli SR-500  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Ordered the digital display / arrived faster than expected. Installed per instructions. Display did not immediately work; emailed provider; received email and answer within 10 minutes (was a reposition of dip switch D) ... recalibrated easily and works flawlessly. Product excellent/service excellent/performance excellent - what more can anyone ask! Well done!
VK2LC Rating: 5/5 Mar 28, 2012 23:03 Send this review to a friend
Best for old radios, great service  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I bought 3 so far, had one doa but Ron refunded part payment as it was only a simple repair. Cant ask more than that.

Basically you program it, calibrate if required and just use it. More reliable than the Kenwood DG-5 and cheaper than a used one on ebay (with 30 year old problems)

I use it on Yaesu FT-101E and on my TS-520 & TS-520S

Sharp display and easy to use
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