DJ-X7 | Alinco

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Handheld scanner with low depth, receiving frequency range 0.1-1300 MHz in AM and FM mode. This receiver features CTCSS tones and also a bug detector function. Ideated in Japan, year of introduction 2005.

Reference market : ham-radio

General :
Frequency coverage [2] 0.1000 ~ 1299.9950 MHz
Modulation mode AM / FM / WFM
Tuning step 5 KHz min
Receiver :
Sensitivity AM 1.0 uV (0.1~50 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.4 uV (50~1300 MHz, 10dB S/N) [1]
FM 0.25 uV (30~470 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.5 uV (470~1300 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
WFM 0.8 uV (76~470 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
2.8 uV (470~1300 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
Selectivity AM / FM > 12 KHz (-6dB)
< 35 KHz (-60dB)
WFM > 130 (-6dB)
< 300 KHz (-60dB)
Frequency stability ± 5ppm
Intermediate frequency 243.95 MHz
39.15 MHz (AM / FM)
10.70 MHz (WFM)
450 KHz (AM / FM)
Features :
Memory 1000 regular memories in 10 banks
Display 1 KHz frequency resolution
8-segments signal meter bar
Antenna SMA 50Ω connector
Power supply 3.7V battery (Li-Io)
3.7 ~ 16 VDC external
Power consumption 90 mA
65 mA squelch on, battery save function off
22 mA squelch on, battery save function on
Audio power 0.1 W with an 8Ω load
Audio output Jack 3.5 mm
Mechanical and environmental data :
Operating temperature from -10°C to +60°C
Dimensions 58 (W) x 96 (H) x 14.5 (D) mm, without antenna
Weight 103g

[1] Referenced to 50 MHz
[2] Cellular blocked (824~850, 869~895 MHz) in the US

Description :

DJ-X7 is a compact scanner, with just 15 mm of profile, aimed to only the AM and FM modes. Operating up to 19 hours guaranteed by the Li-Io (Lithium) batteries supplied. The power supply, also supplied, can recharge the batteries of the device while it is simultaneously active in reception. This mode, not generally supported by other scanner models, allows uninterrupted listening. There are 1000 memory locations distributed in 10 banks, with the software downloadable from the Alinco web site it is still possible to change the distribution by freely arranging up to 50 separate banks to adapt the receiver's operation to the number and types of frequencies that can be inserted into the memory. Different scanning options: between band limits, within memories according to preferences, from VFO, based on CTCSS subaudio tones.

Other features: RF attenuator, bug-detector function, predefined bands for simplified use. Beyond the flexible stylus antenna a ferrite-rod antenna is incorporated to improve the reception of Medium Waves band. The power-save mode can be activated to protect the batteries in order to reduce the operating time. The receiver allows the cloning of the memory contents from a PC and also between two DJ-X7, the software is free while the optional interface cables are required as accessories.

Performance and practical notes :

Among the pocket size handheld receivers this Alinco model behaves in a valuable way from the operational point of view. The use of the few keys after a first phase of learning is anything but complex and the usual frequency settings, search and recall of a memory are completed quickly. Aspects of practical nature is the minimal profile of the device that stands out, undeniably bring with it the DJ-X7 results in an uncommon comfort considering the parallel operating autonomy given by lithium-ion batteries. The RF sensitivity is on medium level for most of the tunable range, but is inconsistent and not optimal in UHF bands.

DJ-X7 price :

We have collected for your convenience the DJ-X7 Alinco sales prices and their trend over time. Of course offers, accessories, warranty terms and conditions can lead to different figures.

Price Date Condition
EUR 174,-- 2018-oct New
GBP 184,-- 2018-oct New

Valuation :

Dynamic range
Spurious response
Signal functions
Control functions
User friendly

Stars: 1=insufficient, 2=just sufficient, 3=mediocre, 4=good, 5=excellent

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