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Alinco DJ-C7T Instruction manual
VHF/UHF FM TRANSCEIVER
DJ-C7 T/E
Instruction Manual
Thank you for purchasing this ALINCO transceiver.
This instruction manual contains important safety and
operation instructions.
Please read it carefully before using the transceiver
and be sure to keep it for future reference.
ALINCO, INC.
NOTICE / Compliance Information Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Tested to Comply
With FCC Standards
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VHF/UHF FM Transceiver DJ-C7 T/E
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Contents
Before Operating the Transceiver...................................5
Attention ...................................................................................5
Points to Note Before Transmitting...........................................5
Points to Note When Using an External Power Supply ............5
1. Functions and Features...............................................6
1.1 Standard Accessories ........................................................6
2. Accessories..................................................................6
2.1 Attaching Accessories .......................................................6
■Connecting and Disconnecting the Antenna ..............6
■Attaching and Detaching the Battery Pack .................7
■Preventing Short Circuiting the Battery Pack ..............8
■AC Battery Charger (EDC-126/128) ............................8
■Low Battery Indicator ..................................................8
3. Control Functions ........................................................9
3.1 Name and Operation of Transceiver Controls....................9
■Top and Front Views....................................................9
■Side View ...................................................................10
3.2 Keypad .............................................................................11
3.3 Display..............................................................................12
4.6 Memory Mode ..................................................................16
■Types of Memory .......................................................16
■Programming a Memory Channel .............................16
■Selecting a Memory Channel ....................................16
■Clearing a Memory Channel......................................17
■Contents of Memory Channel ....................................17
4.7 Receiving..........................................................................18
■Monitoring..................................................................18
4.8 Transmitting......................................................................18
5. Advanced Operations................................................19
5.1 Scanning ..........................................................................19
■VFO Scan ..................................................................19
■Program Scan............................................................19
■Memory Scan ............................................................20
5.2 Keylock.............................................................................20
5.3 Tone Burst ........................................................................20
5.4 Priority...............................................................................21
5.5 Tone Squelch and Related Functions ..............................21
5.6 Tone Scan ........................................................................22
5.7 Shift / Split Function..........................................................22
6. Parameter Setting Mode ...........................................23
4. Basic Operations .......................................................13
4.1 Turning the Power ON ......................................................13
4.2 Adjusting the Audio Volume .............................................13
4.3 Adjusting the Squelch ......................................................14
4.4 Operating Modes .............................................................14
■Switching Between Modes .......................................14
4.5 VFO Mode ........................................................................15
■Switching the Band ...................................................15
■1MHz UP/DOWN .......................................................15
■Entry Completion Digit for Different Tuning Steps.....15
6.1 Mode Setting Items ..........................................................23
6.2 Selecting the Setting Mode ..............................................23
6.3 Selecting the Parameters .................................................24
(1) Audio Volume Level ................................................24
(2) Antenna Type..........................................................24
(3) Repeater function ...................................................24
(4) Tone Burst Frequency ............................................25
(5) APO (Auto Power Off) .............................................25
(6) Battery Save function..............................................25
(7) BEEP Sound............................................................25
(8) BELL .......................................................................26
(9) Memory Write Protect function................................26
(10) Scan Type.............................................................26
(11) AM / FM.................................................................26
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7. Cloning .......................................................................27
7.1 Cloning .............................................................................27
■Connecting the Transceiver ......................................27
■Receiving the Master Data ........................................27
■Transmitting Data from the Master Transceiver ........27
8. Maintenance and Reference .....................................29
8.1 Troubleshooting................................................................29
8.2 Resetting ..........................................................................30
8.3 Options .............................................................................30
8.4 Transmission System........................................................31
9. Specifications ............................................................32
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Before Operating the Transceiver
Attention
• Do not open the case or touch the interior components.
Tampering can damage the equipment.
• Do not expose the transceiver to direct sunlight, dusty places
or place it near sources of heat.
• Keep the transceiver away from TVs, tuners or other
equipment if it interferes with reception.
• Securely connect the antenna included with the transceiver.
• When transmitting for a long time, the transceiver can
overheat.
• Turn the power off immediately if the transceiver emits smoke
or strange odors.
Ensure that the transceiver is safe, then bring it to the nearest
Alinco Service Center.
Points to Note Before Transmitting
Many wireless stations use frequencies adjacent to the ham
bands for business purposes.
Be mindful when transmitting near them.
Even when amateur stations obey regulations, unexpected
interference can occur.
Pay sufficient attention during mobile operation.
Caution
The use of a transceiver in the following places may be
prohibited:
• Aboard aircraft
• In airports
• In shipping ports
• Within or near the operating area of business wireless
stations or their relay stations.
Before using in any of the above places, obtain any
necessary permissions from the proper authorities, and be
mindful of local laws that govern amateur radio operation.
Points to Note When Using an External Power Supply
• Use a regulated 3.7V - 6.0V DC external power supply.
• To charge the battery or operate the transceiver using AC
power, use AC adaptor (EDC-126 or EDC-128 depending on
the version*).
• When power is supplied from the cigarette socket of a car,
use cigarette lighter cable (EDH-32).
• Turn the transceiver's power off when connecting or
disconnecting the DC cable.
* This adaptor has been designed as a battery charger. A noise may occur in RX/TX
signals. The noise won't harm the transceiver and is not a defect. Use of a
regulated power supply is recommended.
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1. Functions and Features
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• 39 CTCSS tone squelch settings
• Tone burst function (1000,1450,1750 and 2100Hz)
• Split function
• Cloning
• Li-ion Battery adoption
• Wide band receive including FM broadcast
• SMA antenna port
• Auto-repeater setting
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Functions and Features / Accessories
2. Accessories
2.1 Attaching the Accessories
■Connecting and Disconnecting the Antenna
●Connecting
1.Connect the helical antenna
to the antenna connector at
the upper left corner.
2.Hold the helical antenna by
its base, and turn it clockwise
until it stops.
●Disconnecting
To disconnect the antenna, turn it counter-clockwise.
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1.1 Standard Accessories
• Li-ion Battery Pack EBP-58N (3.7V 600mAh)
• AC battery charger (EDC-126 or 128: 6.0V 0.5A)
• Helical Antenna
• Antenna Cap
• Instruction Manual
*Standard accessories may differ depending on the version.
■Attaching and Detaching the Battery Pack
●Attaching
Projections
1.Align the projections on the
battery pack with the pits on
the transceiver.
Pits
Latch
●Detaching
1.Push the latch upward.
Latch
2.Pull out the battery pack in
the direction of the arrow
shown left.
• The battery pack is not charged when shipped.
It must be charged before using.
• The battery pack can be charged by mounting it on the
DJ-C7 and connecting AC battery charger to the DC
power supply jack on the transceiver.
• It takes up to 2 hours and 30 minutes (maximum) to fully
charge the battery pack.
• Charging should be conducted within a temperature
range of 0 to 40˚C (32 to 104˚F).
• Do not modify, dismantle, incinerate, or immerse the
battery pack in water, as these practices can be
dangerous.
• Never short-circuit the battery pack terminals, as this can
cause damage to the equipment or lead to overheating
the battery, which could cause burns.
• Please be sure to remove the battery pack when the
transceiver is not in use.
• The battery pack should be stored in a dry place where the
temperature range is between -20 to 45˚C (-4 to 113˚F).
• Typically, the battery pack can be charged up to 500
times.
However, the battery pack can be considered dead if the
period of use drops significantly despite the pack being
charged for the aforementioned charging time.
When this happens, a new pack should be used.
• In the interests of environmental protection, do not
dispose of the used battery pack improperly. Check with
your local solid waste officials for details on recycling
options or proper disposal in your area.
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Accessories
2.Push in the direction of the
arrow until the latch clicks.
Caution
Caution
When carrying
• Do not carry the DJ-C7 in the pants pocket. It may
damage the transceiver when you sit.
• The DJ-C7 has been tested for anti-shock and/or against
drops for daily use, but does not comply with militaryspecs. Please be careful not to drop it or subject it to
excessive stress/shocks.
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■Preventing Short Circuiting the Battery Pack
Be extra cautious when carrying
the battery pack; shortcircuiting will produce surge
current possibly resulting in fire.
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■AC Battery Charger (EDC-126/128)
●Recharging
AC adaptor plug
Accessories
Power plug
Terminals
1.Mount the battery pack on
the transceiver.
2.Connect AC adaptor plug to
the external power supply
jack on the transceiver.
3.Connect the power plug to
an outlet.
Regardless of whether the power switch of the transceiver is on
or off, it will start charging.
Low battery Indicator shown below blinks and the TX/RX lamp
illuminates red during charge when the transceiver is off. Once it
is fully charged, the TX/RX lamp will turn green.
Caution
DON'T carry with
metals of any type,
e.g. chains.
DON'T carry the
battery pack inside
bags with metal
plated interior.
Do enclose inside a non-conductive enclosure
(bags or handkerchief made only of nonconductive materials).
DON'T place in the
proximity of metals or
conductors,
e.g. nails, chains.
Protect by spreading
a non-conductive
sheet.
• Be sure to connect the charger to the battery pack after
mounting it to the transceiver. Otherwise, the battery
pack won't be recharged.
• Disconnect the charger from the outlet while not using it.
• Never charge the battery packs of other manufacturers
with this charger.
• The required charging time depends on the condition of
the battery pack.
• Never short-circuit the terminals of the battery pack with
metal objects and the like. Both this charger and the
transceiver could be damaged.
• The charger does not work when the voltage from an
outlet is extremely low.
■Low Battery Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
The charge level is low.
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• Battery consumption level may change depending on the
surrounding temperature or the frequency of use.
• Charge the battery when the Low Battery Indicator appears.
• The Low Battery Indicator is not an indicator for battery life remaining.
3. Control Functions
3.1 Name and Operation of Transceiver Controls
■Top and Front Views
Item
1
2
SP/MIC
Connector
2
Dial
3
TX/RX Lamp
4
Keypad
5
FUNC Key
6
Microphone
7
8
9
Speaker
Power Key
Display (LCD)
9
4
8
5
6
7
3
For connection of the optional external
speaker (8Ω) and microphone (2kΩ) with 2.5ø
stereo plug.
Rotate this dial to select transmitting /
receiving frequency, memory channel, and
other functions.
When you press it down, you can change the
volume or squelch level, or select options in
the Setting mode while the
icon appears.
(See on P.11)
It illuminates green when the squelch
unmutes, red when transmitting.
It commands various operations. (See on P.11)
Use this key in combination with other keys to
access various functions of the transceiver.
Holding this key for 1 second activates the
Keylock setting.
Speak into microphone from a distance of
Approx. 5 cm.
This is a thin built-in speaker.
Turn the power on/off.
Refer to "Display" in this manual. (See on P.12)
Control Functions
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1
Description
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■Side View
Item
3
Control Functions
10
SMA Antenna
Connector
11
PTT Key
12
MONI Key
13
DC-IN Jack
10
11
12
10
13
Description
For connection of the included helical antenna.
If you use another antenna, choose one
with a low SWR (Standing Wave Ratio)
designed for VHF and UHF frequencies.
Press this key to transmit. When the key
is released, the transceiver returns to the
receiving mode.
When this key is pressed, the squelch is
unmuted and you can hear the received
signal. The squelch is also unmuted
when TSQ is set. (See on P.18)
If this key is pressed while the
icon
appears, you can change the tuning
step. (See on P.15)
This is for connecting an external power
supply.
By connecting included AC adaptor, you
can charge the battery.
By connecting an optional cigarette
lighter cable (EDH-32), you can supply
power from a car and charge the
battery.
3.2 Keypad
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Control Functions
Key
V/M
SCAN
BAND
FUNC
PWR
Dial
Independent Operation
Switches between the VFO and
Memory mode. (See on P.14)
Starts and stops scanning.
(See on P.19-20)
Switches among bands. (See
on P.15)
Switches among functions.
Turns power ON/OFF.
(See on P.13)
Adjusts volume, squelch, and
other parameters/values.
(See on P.13,14,23)
Press FUNC While
is ON
Press Key for 1 Sec
Programs to memory
Starts the Priority monitoring
channels. (See on P.16)
function. (See on P.21)
Sets the Tone Squelch setting.
(See on P.21-22)
Sets the Shift setting.
(See on P.22)
Switches ON/OFF the Keylock
function. (See on P.20)
Resets the transceiver to
factory defaults.
Dial Operation While Holding Key
Switches the VFO/Program
/Tone scan.
Adjusts frequency in 1 MHz
units. (See on P.15)
Enters the Setting mode.
(See on P.23)
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3.3 Display
1
3
16
Control Functions
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4
5
6
14 13 12
12
3
2
11 10
9
9 8 7
1
Appears when the
2
Appears when keys are locked.
10
Appears when the battery save function is on.
3
Indicates the shift (+/-) direction or split
operation.
11
Appears when the auto power off function is
activated.
4
Appears when the tone squelch is set.
12
Appears when the reverse tone squelch is set.
5
Appears when the bell function is on.
13
Appears when the repeater mode is on.
Indicates received signal level and the
transmission output.
14
Appears when the priority monitoring function is on.
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15
Indicates memory channel No. and other setting
status.
16
Indicates the receiving mode.
key is pressed.
7
Appears when the squelch is unmuted.
8
Indicates the frequency and status of various
settings.
Other icons which are not mentioned in the table are not used with the DJ-C7.
Appears when the charge level is low.
4. Basic Operations
4.1 Turning the Power ON
Hold the
second.
4.2 Adjusting the Audio Volume
key down for a
• There are 31 volume levels. (00-30)
• Default is set to 10.
1. Press the dial once.
To turn the power OFF, hold the
key down until the display
disappears.
"
" will be displayed on the LCD indicating the present
volume level.
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Basic Operations
Caution
If the external power supply is over 6.5 volts, "dC-ovEr" is
displayed on the LCD with the red and green LEDs
alternately blinking. If this occurs, disconnect the external
power supply jack from the transceiver immediately.
Otherwise the transceiver will be damaged.
Note that no warnings are displayed on the LCD if the
external power supply exceeds 6.5 volts when the
transceiver is ON.
Application of a voltage of over 10 volts will damage this
transceiver.
Never use the AC adaptor cable of other manufacturers.
2. Adjust the volume level by rotating the dial.
As the value increases, the sound becomes louder.
3. Press the dial again or the PTT key to complete the
setting and to return to the operating mode.
It also returns to the operating mode when no dial operations
are made for 5 seconds.
Caution
When you use an earphone, be sure to set the volume to a
proper level. Also, the Audio Volume Level in the Setting
mode should be set to LOW. For more information, please
refer to "Audio Volume Level" on P.24.
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4.3 Adjusting the Squelch
The squelch is a function for eliminating noise when no signals
are present.
"To open the squelch" means that the DJ-C7 monitors any
signals stronger than the squelch level you set.
• There are 10 squelch levels. (0-9)
• Default is set to 3.
1. Press the dial twice.
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4.4 Operating Modes
The DJ-C7 has two operating modes; VFO mode and Memory
(MR) mode.
■Switching Between Modes
Every time you press the
key, the operating mode can be
switched between these two.
When you switch to the Memory mode, the memory number will
be displayed on the LCD.
Basic Operations
"
" will be displayed on the LCD indicating the present
squelch level.
VFO mode
MR mode
Tip
When there are no programmed memory channels, it can't
be switched to the Memory mode.
2. Adjust the squelch level by rotating the dial.
When you set it to a higher level, weak signals would be
interrupted while monitoring or would not be monitored at all.
Generally, you should set the squelch to the lowest level where
noise would be eliminated.
Depending on the monitored frequencies and the conditions of
the circumstances around you, the squelch level may need to
be adjusted.
3. Press the dial again or the PTT key to complete the
setting and to return to the operating mode.
It also returns to the operating mode when no dial operations
are made for 5 seconds.
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■Entry Completion Digit for Different Tuning Steps
4.5 VFO Mode
This is the mode which is set as the factory-shipped
configuration.
Radio frequencies and various settings can be changed by
rotating the dial in this mode.
1. Press the
tuning step.
■Switching the Band
Every time you press the
can be switched in order.
Default VHF
The tuning step can be changed. You may choose one of the
selections as follows:
Auto, 5, 6.25, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 125, 200 kHz.
key to select the band to change its
key, the 7 bands listed below
FM
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3. Rotate the dial to choose a tuning step as you desire.
FM
FM
WFM
AM/FM
■1 MHz UP/DOWN
When you rotate the dial with holding the
key down, you
can increase or decrease a frequency by a 1MHz-step in
accordance with the direction of dial rotation.
This function is a quick way to increase or decrease the
frequency by a large amount.
Basic Operations
DJ-C7T: 145.000 (142.000-173.995MHz)
DJ-C7E: 145.000 (144.000-145.995MHz)
L-UHF
DJ-C7T: 380.000 (380.000-419.995MHz)
H-UHF
DJ-C7T: 445.000 (420.000-511.995MHz)
DJ-C7E: 433.000 (430.000-439.995MHz)
FM Radio DJ-C7T: 88.100 (88.100-107.995MHz)
DJ-C7E: 87.500 (87.500-107.995MHz)
Air Band DJ-C7T: 118.000 (108.000-141.995MHz)
2. Press the
key, and press the MONI key when you
see the
icon appears on the LCD.
4. Press the PTT key to complete the setting and to
return to the operating mode.
The default tuning step is set to "Auto".
Choosing any tuning step but "Auto" in any of the bands
releases the default setting to "Auto" in all provided band
selections, and the last selected tuning step for a specified
band is programmed.
Returning the setting to "Auto" in a specified band, all tuning
steps for all provided bands will be returned to "Auto".
"Auto" uses tuning steps and modes which are programmed
into the DJ-C7 at the factory.
After pressing the
key, releasing it without any dial
operations can switch among bands.
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4.6 Memory Mode
This mode allows you to program frequencies into the DJ-C7
memory. A programmed frequency is called a channel.
The DJ-C7 has four types of memory functions; Memory
channel (general), Program scan channel, Priority channel, and
VFO auto programmed channel.
■Types of Memory
Memory channel
(general)
(0-199)
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Basic Operations
Program scan
channel
(0A, 0b-4A, 4b)
Priority channel
(PRI)
VFO auto
programmed
channel
(AH, AL)
This is a channel which is called up in the
Memory mode. You may program up to 200
channels in the DJ-C7. When you program
frequently used frequencies in advance, you
can easily select whatever you wish to use.
This is a channel which is used for the
Program scanning function. You can
program up to 5 pairs of frequency ranges
(higher and lower limits). (See on P.19)
This is a channel which is used for the
Priority monitoring function. (See on P.21)
This is a channel which is used for the
Repeater function. You can program a pair of
frequency ranges (higher and lower limit) to
apply settings for the repeater automatically.
Refer to "(3) Repeater function" on P.24 for
setting/operation detail.
3. Press the
key to display a memory channel
number on the LCD, and select a channel you wish to
write to by rotating the dial.
The blank channels will blink and programmed channels will
remain lit up.
4. Press the
LCD.
key while the
icon appears on the
A beep sounds telling you that the frequency is written to the
memory channel successfully.
Tip
To overwrite to an already-existing memory channel, be
sure that the Memory Write Protect function is set to OFF.
For more information on this function, please refer to
"Memory Write Protect function" on P.26.
■Selecting a Memory Channel
1. Press the
key to switch to the Memory mode.
A memory channel number will be displayed on the LCD.
Caution
When nothing is written to any memory channel, it can't be
switched to the Memory mode.
■Programming a Memory Channel
1. In the VFO mode, adjust the frequency you wish to
program by rotating the dial.
2. Set the Shift (+/-) and/or Split settings, if necessary.
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For more information on these settings, please refer to "Shift /
Split Functions" on P.22.
2. Rotate the dial to select the memory channel number
you wish to call up.
Clockwise rotation:
Each click increases the memory
channel number by one.
Counter-clockwise rotation: Each click decreases the memory
channel number by one.
■Clearing a Memory Channel
■Contents of Memory Channel
1. Set the Memory Write Protect function to OFF, if necessary.
For more information on this function, please refer to "Memory
Write Protect function" on P.26.
2. Press the
key to switch to the Memory mode.
3. Rotate the dial to select the memory channel number
you wish to delete.
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key while the
Basic Operations
4. Press the
key, and press the
icon appears on the LCD.
The following settings can be stored in each memory channel:
• Frequency
• Shift frequency
• Shift direction (+/-) and Split setting
• Tone encoder frequency
• Tone decoder frequency
• Tone encoder/decoder setting
• Mode (AM/FM)
A beep sounds telling that the frequency is deleted
successfully, and "------" is displayed on the LCD.
5. With "------" displayed on the LCD, rotate the dial to
return to the Memory mode.
Press the
key to return to the VFO mode.
When there are no programmed memory channels, press the
key to return to the VFO mode.
Tip
Right after deleting the memory channel with "------"
displayed on the LCD, you can restore what you erased.
To restore the channel, press the
key and press the
key again while the
icon appears on the LCD.
Note that you won't be able to restore it once you change
the operating mode.
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4.7 Receiving
1. Adjust the volume level. (See on P.13)
4.8 Transmitting
1. Select a frequency on which you wish to transmit
signals.
2. Adjust the squelch level. (See on P.14)
2. Press the PTT key.
3. Select the frequency on which you wish to receive
signals.
When a signal is received on the frequency you selected, the
icon will appear at the lower right of the LCD, and signal
level indicators are displayed according to the strength of
received signals, as well.
Also, the green TX/RX indicator will light when a signal is
received.
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Basic Operations
■Monitoring
This function can be used to temporarily release the squelch
level setting you set when the received signal is too weak to
monitor or is interrupted during monitoring.
• The squelch is unmuted (is opened completely) while the
MONI key is held down, regardless of the squelch level
setting.
• This function unmutes (opens completely) the squelch even
when the Tone Squelch function is set.
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When the red TX/RX indicator lights, you are transmitting.
3. While holding the PTT key down, speak toward the
microphone on the transceiver at normal speaking
volume.
4. Release the PTT key when you finish speaking.
It returns to a receiving or monitoring state.
Caution
• Pressing the PTT key outside the transmission frequency
range displays "
" on the LCD. Transmission is not
possible in this state.
• Note that the receiving and transmitting frequencies are
different when you set the Shift direction and/or Split
setting.
Tip
Available transmitting frequency ranges:
VHF... 144.000-147.995 MHz (DJ-C7T)
144.000-145.995 MHz (DJ-C7E)
UHF... 420.000-449.995 MHz (DJ-C7T)
430.000-439.995 MHz (DJ-C7E)
5. Advanced Operations
5.1 Scanning
3. Release the
This function automatically searches for active frequencies to
help you locate a signal that you wish to receive.
There are two types of scanning; Busy scan and Timer scan.
The default is set to Busy ("bUSY") scan.
Switching between those two types can be done in the Setting
mode. (See on P.26)
Busy scan:
If no signal is monitored after scanning stops, it will search for
another frequency.
4. Rotate the dial in the clockwise direction to scan in the
UP direction.
Conversely, rotate the dial in the counter-clockwise
direction to scan in the DOWN direction.
5. Press any key other than the MONI key to stop
scanning.
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Even if a signal is detected after scanning stops, it will switch to
the next frequency after 5 seconds.
• While it is scanning, the decimal point (.) on the LCD blinks.
• Even when it is scanning, a scan will be suspended and the
squelch will open temporarily when you hold the MONI key down.
Scanning will continue when you release the MONI key.
• While it is scanning, the scanning direction can be changed
with a dial operation. Scanning starts in the direction of the
last dial operation. (up or down)
• Press any key other than the MONI key to stop scanning.
■VFO Scan
In the VFO mode, scanning is performed to detect signals
using the tuning step you set in advance (see on P.15) for any
frequencies in the specified band.
key to switch to the VFO mode.
2. While holding the
key down, rotate the dial to
display "vFo" on the LCD.
Advanced Operations
■Program Scan
Timer scan:
1. Press the
key.
Scanning will be performed with the selected tuning step in the
direction of the last dial operation. (up or down)
Scanning is performed to detect signals between a specified
range of frequencies. Both the higher and lower limit of the
scan range need to be set in advance. Otherwise, the following
operations can't be done.
A programmed pair of frequencies (higher and lower limit) is
called a "program scan channel". You can program up to 5
pairs of frequency ranges.
For more information on how to program, please refer to
"Programming a Memory Channel" on P.16.
1. Press the
key to switch to the VFO mode.
2. While holding the
key down, rotate the dial to
select a program scan channel, such as P0A and P0b,
to search.
3. Release the
key.
When you have selected "A" side, scanning will be performed in
the direction of side "b".
Conversely, when you have selected "b" side, scanning will be
performed in the direction of side "A".
Whichever you choose, it scans within the same range.
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4. Rotate the dial in the clockwise direction to scan in the
UP direction.
Conversely, rotate the dial in the counter-clockwise
direction to scan in the DOWN direction.
Tip
With the DJ-C7 the "Memory Skip" function, which
excludes specified channels during a scan, or the "Memory
Bank" function, which divides channels into several groups,
is NOT available.
5. Press any key other than the MONI key to stop scanning.
5.2 Keylock
■Memory Scan
Scanning is performed to detect signals among frequencies
programmed as the memory channels. Memory channels need
to be set in advance. Otherwise, the following operations can't
be done.
For more information on how to program, please refer to
"Programming a Memory Channel" on P.16.
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Advanced Operations
1. Press the
key to switch to the Memory mode.
2. Press the
key.
"mEmorY" is displayed on the LCD.
3. Release the
key.
Scanning will be performed.
4. Rotate the dial in the clockwise direction to scan in the
UP direction.
Conversely, rotate the dial in the counter-clockwise
direction to scan in the DOWN direction.
5. Press any key other than the MONI key to stop
scanning.
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The keylock function avoids unwanted, incorrect, or
unauthorized operation of the keys.
The following can be done even when the keylock function is ON:
• Receiving signals with the MONI key held down
• Transmitting with the PTT key held down
• Adjusting the volume and squelch level
• Turning the power ON/OFF
• Canceling the keylock
• MONI (monitor) function
1. Hold the
key for a second to switch ON/OFF the
keylock function.
When the keylock function is ON, the
the LCD.
icon will appear on
5.3 Tone Burst
The Tone Burst function is used to call up another station or to
activate a repeater by adding a tone signal to the transmitted
signal.
While transmitting, press the
key to transmit the tone burst
signal. The default frequency of the tone signal is 1750Hz, and
it can be changed in the Setting mode. (See on P.25) The
CTCSS can be used with the tone burst.
5.4 Priority
5.5 Tone Squelch and Related Functions
This function monitors two frequencies alternately to increase
efficiency for receiving signals.
Every 5 seconds, the DJ-C7 momentarily switches from the
specified frequency to the frequency which is programmed as
the priority channel (see on P.16) for 0.5 seconds.
1. Hold the
key down for a second to start the
Priority monitoring function.
The
icon will appear on the LCD.
2. Press the
The
The Tone Squelch (The
and the
icons appear on the
LCD when it is active) is a function to unmute (open) squelch
only when one of the tone (encoder) frequency you set matches
the tone of another station.
When you set a decoder frequency the same as that of another
station, you will only hear stations using the same
encode/decode settings.
This function allows you to communicate with specific stations
easily without listening to unwanted signals.
key again to release this function.
icon disappears.
1. Press the
key, and press the
icon appears on the LCD.
key while the
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Advanced Operations
Both the
icon and a tone frequency are displayed on the
LCD. The tone encoder function is now ready to set.
Tip
• You are required to program a priority channel in
advance. Otherwise, a beep sounds and the above
operations can't be done. For more information on how to
program, please refer to "Programming a Memory
Channel" on P.16.
• Scanning is not available during the Priority monitoring.
• Even if a signal is received on the priority channel, it
returns to the specified frequency after a lapse of 5
seconds.
• You can specify a frequency in either the VFO mode or
one of the memory channels (general).
2. Rotate the dial to adjust to the tone encoder frequency.
If you wish just to activate a repeater without the Tone Squelch
setting, press the PTT key or wait 5 seconds to complete the
setting. Also, go on to "Shift / Split Function" on P.22.
Otherwise, follow the steps below.
3. Press the
key while the tone encoder frequency
is displayed on the LCD.
The
icon, the
icon, and the programmed tone encoder
frequency are displayed on the LCD. The tone
encoder/decoder function (Tone Squelch) is now ready to set.
4. Rotate the dial to adjust to the tone decoder frequency.
It is possible to set the tone encoder and the tone decoder
frequency independently. Change the decoder value if the
system requires the differentiate encode/decode tones.
5. Press the PTT key or wait 5 seconds to complete the
setting.
The Tone Squelch setting will be complete.
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6. To deactivate the Tone Squelch function, repeat steps
3. Release the
1 to 4, and press the
key during step 4.
After the
icon* is displayed, press the
key again to
display "
". With the OFF state, press the PTT key or wait 5
seconds to deactivate the Tone Squelch function. The
and
icon disappear.
* See the following for details.
7. While the
icon is displayed on the LCD during the
setting, press the PTT key or wait 5 seconds to
perform the Reverse Tone Squelch.
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Advanced Operations
The Reverse Tone Squelch (the
icon is displayed on the
LCD when it is set) is a function to mute (close) the squelch
only when the DJ-C7 receives a frequency matching the
programmed encoder frequency.
It unmutes (opens) the squelch when the DJ-C7 receives a
frequency unmatching the programmed encoder frequency.
This function is not generally used in ham radio operation.
To release the Reverse Tone Squelch function, press the
key to display "
" on the LCD then press the PTT key while
the
icon is displayed.
5.6 Tone Scan
This function detects the CTCSS tone frequency automatically
from a received signal.
1. In the VFO mode, rotate the dial to tune to a frequency
on which a tone signal is transmitted.
2. While holding the
key down, rotate the dial to
display "tonE" on the LCD.
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key.
The Tone Scan function will be activated. Tone frequencies are
displayed on the LCD constantly.
Once the DJ-C7 finds a tone, a beep sounds and the Tone
Scan function stops.
The found tone is programmed as a decoder frequency
automatically.
4. Press the
key to return to the VFO mode.
This function continues searching for a tone until it detects one.
Press the same key to quit or suspend temporarily.
5.7 Shift / Split Function
This function is usually used when you communicate via
repeater.
Shift function:
It functions to shift to a transmitting frequency from a receiving
frequency.
Split function:
It functions to receive signals in the VFO mode and to transmit
signals in the Memory mode, or vice versa. This function is
convenient for the cross-band repeater access.
1. Press the
key. Every time you press the
key
while the
icon appears on the LCD, the display
indication will be changed as follows:
"+"
"-"
"+/-"
Shift frequency -> Shift frequency -> Shift frequency -> "SPLit"
Caution
When a transmitting frequency is out of transmitting range
after the Shift / Split function is set, "
" is displayed on
the LCD while the PTT key is pressed. If this occurs, check
the shift value/direction and correct it.
6. Parameter Setting Mode
The DJ-C7's Setting mode is used to set the various operating
functions.
6.1 Mode Setting Items
(1) Audio Volume Level
(2) Antenna Type
(3) Repeater function
6.2 Selecting the Setting Mode
1. Press the
key, and press the dial once while the
icon appears on the LCD.
It switches to the Setting mode, and the item name will be
displayed on the LCD.
2. Select an item by pressing the dial.
Every time you press the dial, the displayed item is changed.
When you press the MONI key, the items are displayed in
reverse direction.
(4) Tone Burst Frequency
3. When the item to be configured is displayed on the
LCD, change a value or a setting by rotating the dial.
(6) Battery Save function
4. Press the PTT key to complete the setting.
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Parameter Setting Mode
(5) APO (Auto Power Off)
(7) BEEP Sound
(8) BELL
(9) Memory Write Protect function
(10) Scan Type
(11) AM / FM
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1. "
6.3 Selecting the Parameters
The following 11 functions can be set in the DJ-C7's Setting
mode.
" is displayed on the LCD.
2. Rotate the dial to select an antenna between Earphone
and External (SMA) as follows:
"SmA"
(1) Audio Volume Level
->
"EAr"
When you use an earphone, you may reduce the entire volume
level with this function if the volume is too loud.
(3) Repeater function
1. "
" is displayed on the LCD.
2. Rotate the dial to select HIGH/LOW volume level as
follows:
"HivoLUmE"
6
->
"LovoLUmE"
Caution
Parameter Setting Mode
Never change the setting while you are wearing the
earphone. Your ear may be hurt by extremely loud noise.
With this function on, you may activate a repeater easily and
quickly.
1. Prior to set this parameter, edit a lower limit frequency
(the shift direction and the CTCSS tone if required) in
the VFO mode and store it to AL memory channel.
2. Edit a higher limit frequency to AH memory channel.
Note that, for example, 146.000 or 440.000 can't be stored.
Select 145.995 or 439.995 for the edge frequency in this case.
3. Enter to the Setting mode and select "
".
(2) Antenna Type
You can select an antenna according to the frequency you wish
to receive.
You may choose an antenna type from the following options.
Earphone antenna: The earphone's cord performs the role of
an antenna. The earphone antenna only
receives FM radio broadcasts.
External antenna:
You are allowed to use the helical antenna
attached to the DJ-C7 or any antennas on
the market. The external antenna receives
all frequency bands that the DJ-C7
covers.
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4. Rotate the dial to switch ON/OFF the Repeater
function.
When you set it to ON, the
icon will appear on the LCD.
Tip
Please deactivate the shift/tone setting in the VFO mode for
the Repeater function. The manual settings have priority.
This setting is valid for either VHF or UHF band.
(4) Tone Burst Frequency
(6) Battery Save function
1. "1750" is displayed on the LCD.
2. Rotate the dial to select the Tone Burst Frequency
setting as follows:
"1750" -> "2100" -> "1000" -> "1450"
This function automatically turns the power OFF if there is no
key operation for a specified period of time to prevent wasting
the battery charge.
This is useful when you forget to turn off the transceiver.
" is displayed on the LCD.
->
"30"
" is displayed on the LCD.
->
"60"
->
"90"
When you set it to ON, the
icon will appear on the LCD.
• The factory-shipped default is set to ON.
• This function will be released temporarily when the DJ-C7
receives signals or there is a key operation.
• This function will not be performed while the DJ-C7 is under
scanning.
• LCD displays even when the Battery Save function is active.
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Parameter Setting Mode
2. Rotate the dial to select a setting value as follows:
"OFF"
1. "
2. Rotate the dial to switch ON/OFF the Battery Save
function.
(5) APO (Auto Power Off)
1. "
This function prevents wasting battery power by switching the
reception circuit power supply OFF.
With this function ON, the transceiver will be in a hibernation
state if there is no key operation or received signals for a
continuous period of 5 seconds.
(7) BEEP Sound
This function sounds a beep during operations. If you feel it is
noisy or annoying, you may turn off the sound.
Just before cutting the power OFF, a beep will be heard. Select
the time from 30, 60, 90 minutes, and OFF. When OFF is
selected, this function does not work.
To turn the power ON, press the POWER (PWR) key again.
1. "
" is displayed on the LCD.
2. Rotate the dial to switch ON/OFF the BEEP Sound as
follows:
Tip
With this function ON, even if the DJ-C7 receives signals, it
won't reset the turn-off period. Only key operations will
expand the period.
"oFF BEEP"
->
"on BEEP"
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(8) BELL
(10) Scan Type
It functions like a beeper. The DJ-C7 tells you with a bell sound
that another station is calling.
1. "
" is displayed on the LCD.
2. Rotate the dial to switch ON/OFF the bell function.
When you set it to ON, the
icon will appear on the LCD.
You can select the scan-resume condition between Busy scan
and Timer scan.
1. "
" is displayed on the LCD.
2. Rotate the dial to switch the scan-resume condition as
follows:
When the DJ-C7 receives signals, the
icon will blink on the
LCD and a bell sounds.
To stop the bell sound, press the PTT key.
(9) Memory Write Protect function
Parameter Setting Mode
1. "
->
"timEr"
(11) AM / FM
This function prevents overwriting or deleting memory channels
by mistake and protects what you've programmed. You can
always program frequencies to blank channels regardless of
this setting.
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"bUSY"
" is displayed on the LCD.
2. Rotate the dial to switch ON/OFF the Memory Write
Protect function as follows:
You can select the modulation reception mode between AM
and FM.
It is necessary to switch the display for setting a tuning step in
a specified band in advance. For more information on this,
please refer to "Entry Completion Digit for Different Tuning
Steps" on P.15.
1. "
" is displayed on the LCD.
2. Rotate the dial to switch between AM and FM.
"onProtCt"
->
"oFFProtCt"
Tip
Caution
Note that when you reset all settings (see on P.30) when
the transceiver is set to "oFFProtCt", which allows it to
overwrite, ALL memory channels you programmed are
deleted.
The factory-shipped default is set to "onProtCt" which
prevents deleting memories by performing a reset.
Be mindful about this parameter when you reset the
transceiver.
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When you set a tuning step to "Auto", you are not able to
switch the modulation mode. In this case, you will see "------"
displayed on the LCD.
7. Cloning
2. Wait for a while until the master data is transferred
completely.
7.1 Cloning
With the Cloning function, it is possible to connect two
transceivers by a cable, and copy all settings from one unit
(called the Master) to the other (called the Slave).
This function transfers all the settings of the Master including
memory channel data.
■Connecting the Transceiver
• Connect both of the speaker jacks on the sending transceiver
(Master side) and the receiving transceiver (Slave side) with a
ø 2.5 stereo mini-plug cord as shown in the below illustration.
• Be sure that both transceivers are switched OFF before
connecting them.
Master
To SP/MIC connector
on the transceiver
Slave
To SP/MIC connector
on the transceiver
For more information on sending the master data, please refer
to the next section.
3. Turn the power OFF on the Slave.
• The stereo mini-plug cord should be direct-coupled to avoid
internal resistance.
• Even while the DJ-C7 transfers data, the operation can be
suspended with any key operations. To restart transferring,
press the PTT key.
• Do not disconnect the cable while cloning. When the cord is
disconnected, "
" is displayed on the Master's LCD, and
the DJ-C7 suspends transferring.
• All data in the slave side will be overwritten if cloning is
executed. Be careful with current data on the Slave before
cloning.
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Cloning
■Transmitting Data from the Master Transceiver
Here are the operations of the Master side.
■Receiving the Master Data
Here are the operations of the Slave side.
1. While holding the MONI key down, turn the power ON.
"
" is displayed on the LCD, and the Master enters the
Clone mode.
1. While holding the MONI key down, turn the power ON.
"
" is displayed on the LCD, and the Slave enters the
Clone mode.
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2. Press the dial.
"
" is displayed on the LCD, and the Master starts to
transfer data.
"
" is displayed on the LCD when transfer is completed
successfully.
3. Turn the power OFF on the Master side to release the
Clone mode.
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Cloning
If the DJ-C7 should fail to transfer data, "
" is displayed on
the LCD. If you see this indicator, redo from step 1.
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8. Maintenance and Reference
8.1 Troubleshooting
Please check the list below before concluding that the transceiver is faulty.
If a problem persists, reset the transceiver. This may correct erroneous operations.
Symptom
Nothing appears on the display when
you turn the power on.
No speaker audio.
No reception.
Possible Cause
Action
Poor Li-ion battery pack connection
Check if the battery pack terminals are clean.
Dead battery.
Recharge the battery pack.
You are releasing the key too quickly.
Hold the power switch down for 1 second.
Volume too low.
Adjust the volume.
Squelch level too high.
Adjust the squelch.
Tone squelch is on.
Turn off tone squelch.
You are pressing the PTT key and
transmitting.
Release the PTT key.
Detach the battery pack or external power supply, wait
Frequency display is incorrect.
CPU error.
Won't scan.
Squelch is unmuted.
Set squelch so that noise is just muted.
Keylock is on.
Turn off keylock.
Key entry not possible.
Keylock is on.
Turn off keylock.
One-touch repeater cannot be used.
Incorrect setting for one-touch repeater use. Set the transceiver correctly for repeater use.
10 seconds and attach it again. If it is still not
operating, reset the transceiver.
Frequency and memory number do not
Maintenance and Reference
change.
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Cannot transmit.
Display blinks or goes out when you
Battery power is insufficient.
Recharge the battery pack.
Not pressing the PTT key firmly enough.
Press the PTT key firmly.
transmit.
Cannot transmit.
No reply when you transmit.
Display blinks or goes out when you
receive.
You are outside of the band.( when shift is set.) Transmit within transmission frequency range.
Incorrect frequency.
Match your frequency to receiving station's frequency.
Battery power is insufficient.
Recharge the battery pack.
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8.2 Resetting
8.3 Options
When you reset the transceiver, all settings are returned to the
initial (default) factory setting. You can reset programmed
channel memory when the write protect is off.
1. Press and hold the
to turn the power on.
key and press the
2. Release the keys when all icons are displayed.
The transceiver returns to the initial VFO mode.
●Factory Setting
• VFO Frequency VHF
L-UHF
UHF
UHF
FM Radio
FM Radio
Air
• Memory Channel
• Audio Volume
• Squelch Level
• Battery Save
• Scan Resume Condition
• Beep
• Tuning Step
• Shift
• Shift Range
VHF
UHF
• Tone Squelch
• Tone Frequency
• APO, BELL
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Maintenance and Reference
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:145.000MHz
:380.000MHz (T version)
:445.000MHz (T version)
:433.000MHz (E version)
:88.100MHz (T version)
:87.500MHz (E version)
:118.000MHz (T version)
0 - 199ch blank
10
3
ON
Busy Scan
ON
Auto
OFF
:0.6MHz
:5.0MHz
OFF
88.5Hz
OFF
key
EME-24
EMS-60
EDH-32
ESC-38
EME-18
EBP-58N
EDC-126/128
Earphone microphone
Speaker microphone
Cigarette lighter cable
Soft case
Earphone
Li-ion battery pack (DC3.7V 600mAh)
AC battery charger
8.4 Transmission System
DJ-C7T: 144.000-147.995 MHz
420.000-449.995 MHz
DJ-C7E: 144.000-145.995 MHz
430.000-439.995 MHz
DJ-C7T: 144.000-147.995 MHz
DJ-C7E: 144.000-145.995 MHz
MIC
Audio frequency
amplification limiter
low pass filter
BA4510FV
VHF-VCO
2SC5066FT
Buffer
amplifier
2SC5066FT
PLL
MB15A01
Buffer
amplifier
2SC5066FT
Excitation
amplifier
µPC2771TB
ANT
Power
amplifier
2SK3078A
12.6
MHz
UHF-VCO
2SC5066FT
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Maintenance and Reference
DJ-C7T: 420.000-449.995 MHz
DJ-C7E: 430.000-439.995 MHz
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9. Specifications
●General
●Transmitter
144.000 ~ 147.995MHz (T version)
144.000 ~ 145.995MHz (E version)
420.000 ~ 449.995MHz (T version)
UHF
430.000 ~ 439.995MHz (E version)
88.100 ~ 107.995MHz (T version)
FM Radio
87.500 ~ 107.995MHz (E version)
RX
108.000 ~ 173.995MHz (T version)
Frequency
VHF
144.000 ~ 145.995MHz (E version)
Range
380.000 ~ 511.995MHz (T version)
UHF
430.000 ~ 439.995MHz (E version)
F3E
Modulation
50 ohm (SMA)
Antenna Impedance
External Terminal 3.7 ~ 6.0 VDC
Rated Voltage
Battery Terminal 3.7 VDC
DC6.0V: VHF Approx. 0.28A,UHF Approx. 0.32A
Transmit
3.7V (EBP-58N): VHF Approx. 0.25A,
Current
UHF Approx. 0.30A
Receive
Approx. 70mA
Battery Save Approx. 19mA
-7 ~ +3 ppm (-10 ~ 60˚C)
Frequency Stability
Dimensions (Projection exclusive) 58(W) x 96(H) x 14.5(D) mm
Approx. 102g (EBP-58N inclusive)
Weight
TX
Frequency
Range
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Specifications
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VHF
Power Output DC6.0V
EBP-58N equipped
Modulation
Maximum Deviation
Spurious Emission
Microphone Impedance
Approx. 0.5W
Approx. 0.3W
Variable Reactance
+/- 5kHz
-60dB or less
Approx. 2.2 kohm
●Receiver
System
Intermediate
Frequency
Sensitivity
Selectivity
1st
2nd
(12dB SINAD)
-6dB
-60dB
Audio Output
Spurious Response
Squelch Sensitivity
Double-conversion super heterodyne
IF 50.85MHz (AM/FM), 10.7MHz (WFM)
IF 450kHz (AM/FM)
-15.0dBu or less
12kHz or over (AM/FM), 200kHz or over (WFM)
35kHz or over (AM/FM), 300kHz or over (WFM)
100mW or over (MAX)
90mW or over (10% Distortion factor 8 ohm)
60dB or over
Approx. -16dBu or less
VHF/UHF FM HANDHELD TRANSCEIVER 144.000 - 145.995MHz / 430.000 - 439.995MHz
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This device is authorized for use in all EFTA member states (CH, ICE, LI, NOR).
An operator's license is required for this device.
ALINCO, INC.
Head Office: Shin-Dai Building 9th Floor
2-6-1 Dojimahama, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0004, Japan
Phone: +81-6-4797-2136 Fax: +81-6-4797-2157
E-mail: export@alinco.co.jp
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