Alinco-dx-sr8t manual
ALL MODE HF TRANSCEIVER
DX-SR8
Instruction Manual
ALINCO,INC.
Head Office: Yodoyabashi-Dai Building 13th Floor
4-9, 4-Chome, Koraibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0043, Japan
Phone: +81-6-7636-2362 Fax: +81-6-6208-3802
http://www.alinco.com/
E-mail: [email protected]
Thank you for purchasing your new ALINCO transceiver.
This instruction manual (and addendum sheets) contains important safety and operating instructions.
Please read this manual carefully before using the product and keep it for future reference.
Printed in Japan
Copyright Alinco, Inc. PS0610
FNNM-EN
NOTICE / Compliance Information Statement
Conformity Information
Alinco, Inc. Electronics Division hereby declares on our sole responsibility that the product(s)
listed below comply with the essential requirements of the Directive 1999/5/EC, The council
of 3/9/99 on Radio Equipment and Tlecommunication Terminal Equipment and the mutual
recognition of their conformity and with the provisions of Annex, after having performed the
required measurements at Notified Bodies per Standards, and relative certificate(s) or
document(s) can be reviewed at http://www.alinco.com/Ce/ .
DX-SR8E
SSB/CW/FM/AM HF TRANSCEIVER
European amateur radio bands between 1.8 MHz - 29 MHz as per specifications on page 94.
This device is authorized for use in all Eu and EFTA memeber states. An operator's license is
required for this device.
Check with your local waste officals for details on recycling or proper disposal in your area.
RoHS
HF Transceiver DX-SR8T
The FCC Part 15 approval is not required for amateur-radio use of this device in USA/Canada.
Copyright © All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, translated or transcribed in
any form or by any means without the prior permission of Alinco. Inc., Osaka, Japan, English Edition
Printed in Japan.
Contents
Contents ...........................................................................................1
WARNING .........................................................................................5
ALERT .................................................................................................................... 5
„ Environment and condition of use:......................................................... 5
„ Handling this product: ............................................................................ 6
„ About power-supply: .............................................................................. 6
In case of emergency: ............................................................................... 7
„ Maintenance .......................................................................................... 7
CAUTION ............................................................................................................... 7
„ Environment and condition of use:......................................................... 7
„ About transceiver ................................................................................... 8
„ About power-supply ............................................................................... 8
Before Operating the Transceiver ..................................................9
Attention ................................................................................................................. 9
Notice to California resident users ............................................................ 9
The transceiver has no protection against lightning. ................................. 9
Limited Power Source................................................................................ 9
Introduction....................................................................................10
Chapter 1
Getting Started ..........................................................11
1.1 Features ......................................................................................................... 11
DX-SR8 Features .................................................................................... 11
1.2 Standard Accessories .................................................................................... 12
Checking Accessories ............................................................................. 12
1.3 Installation and Connection (For Base Station) .............................................. 13
Connection Diagram ................................................................................ 13
Procedure ................................................................................................ 13
1.4 Installation and Connection (For Mobile Operation) ....................................... 16
Connection Diagram ................................................................................ 16
Procedure ................................................................................................ 16
1.5 Controls, Connectors, and Display ................................................................. 18
Front Panel .............................................................................................. 18
Front Panel (keypad) ............................................................................... 19
Rear Panel............................................................................................... 21
Microphone.............................................................................................. 22
Display ..................................................................................................... 23
Chapter 2
Communications .......................................................25
2.1 Reception Basics ........................................................................................... 25
Introduction.............................................................................................. 25
Procedure ................................................................................................ 25
Exercise ................................................................................................... 29
Direct Frequency Entry with Keypad ....................................................... 30
Getting Familiar with Useful Functions .................................................... 31
2.2 Transmission Basics ....................................................................................... 33
Introduction.............................................................................................. 33
Procedure ................................................................................................ 33
2.3 SSB Operation ............................................................................................... 35
Introduction.............................................................................................. 35
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Procedure ................................................................................................ 35
2.4 Practical Techniques for SSB Operation ........................................................ 36
Introduction.............................................................................................. 36
Eliminating Interference (QRM) ............................................................... 36
Communicating in Bad Conditions .......................................................... 37
Communicating with Off-frequency Stations ........................................... 37
Communicating in Pile-ups ...................................................................... 37
2.5 AM Operation ................................................................................................. 38
Procedure ................................................................................................ 38
2.6 General Coverage Receiver Operation .......................................................... 39
Introducution............................................................................................ 39
Procedure ................................................................................................ 39
2.7 FM Operation ................................................................................................. 41
Introduction.............................................................................................. 41
Procedure ................................................................................................ 41
2.8 Repeater Operation (QUICK OFFSET) .......................................................... 42
Introduction.............................................................................................. 42
Procedure ................................................................................................ 42
2.9 CW Operation ................................................................................................ 43
Introduction.............................................................................................. 43
Procedure ................................................................................................ 43
2.10 Practical Techniques for CW Operation........................................................ 44
Introduction.............................................................................................. 44
Reducing Interference ............................................................................. 44
Communicating in Bad Conditions .......................................................... 44
Communicating in Pile-ups ...................................................................... 44
2.11 Split-Frequency Operation ........................................................................... 45
Introduction.............................................................................................. 45
Procedure ................................................................................................ 45
2.12 RTTY Packet Operation (FAX/SSTV) ........................................................... 46
Introduction.............................................................................................. 46
Connecting Additional Equipment ........................................................... 46
Procedure ................................................................................................ 46
Chapter 3
Memory Features.......................................................47
3.1 Basics............................................................................................................. 47
Features .................................................................................................. 47
3.2 Simplex-VFO-Frequency Programming ......................................................... 48
Procedure ................................................................................................ 48
3.3 Split-Frequency Programming Using Quick Offset Function .......................... 49
Procedure ................................................................................................ 49
3.4 Split-frequency Programming ......................................................................... 50
Procedure ................................................................................................ 50
3.5 Memory Mode Operation ............................................................................... 51
Procedure ................................................................................................ 51
3.6 Memory Channel Data Erasing ...................................................................... 52
Erasing Data in a Selected Memory Channel ......................................... 52
Erasing All Memory Channels (Memory reset) ....................................... 52
3.7 Memory To VFO Data Transfer ....................................................................... 53
Introduction.............................................................................................. 53
Procedure ................................................................................................ 53
3.7 Channel Name (Alphanumeric) Registration Function ................................... 53
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Chapter 4
Scanning ....................................................................55
4.1 Basics............................................................................................................. 55
Introduction.............................................................................................. 55
Scan Types .............................................................................................. 55
Scanning conditions ................................................................................ 57
4.2 Band Scan...................................................................................................... 58
4.3 Programmed Scan ......................................................................................... 59
4.4 Search Scan................................................................................................... 59
4.5 Memory Scan ................................................................................................. 60
4.6 Skip-channel Setting ...................................................................................... 60
4.7 Priority Scan ................................................................................................... 61
Chapter 5
Special Functions......................................................62
5.1 Interference Reducers .................................................................................... 62
Introduction.............................................................................................. 62
IF SHIFT .................................................................................................. 62
Narrow Filter ............................................................................................ 63
CW BFO REVERSE ................................................................................ 64
NB (Noise Blanker) .................................................................................. 64
5.2 Other Useful Functions .................................................................................. 65
RIT/TXIT Function ................................................................................... 65
±'f (Plus-Minus Delta F) Function........................................................... 66
VFO A=B Function .................................................................................. 66
MULTI FUNCTION Feature ..................................................................... 67
DIAL LOCK Function ............................................................................... 68
KEY LOCK Function................................................................................ 68
CABLE CLONE ....................................................................................... 69
Chapter 6
Parameter Setting Mode (Set mode) ........................70
A List of the Setting Mode Parameters................................................................. 70
To Use the Parameter Setting Mode .................................................................... 70
Menu 00. Frequency Step of the [c/d] Keys Setting ........................................... 71
• SSB and CW Modes ............................................................................. 71
• AM Mode ............................................................................................... 71
• FM Mode ............................................................................................... 72
Menu 01. Memory Overwrite Protection ............................................................... 72
Menu 02. Memory Frequency Access Protection ................................................. 73
Menu 03. Timer SCAN Setting ............................................................................. 73
Menu 04. Select Scan types................................................................................. 74
Menu 05. Search range setting for Search scan .................................................. 75
Menu 06. Memory scan skip Setting .................................................................... 75
Menu 07. Dimmer ................................................................................................. 76
Menu 08. Beep Sound.......................................................................................... 76
Menu 09. Automatic USB/LSB Selection.............................................................. 77
Menu 10. Automatic AGC-S/AGC-F Selection ..................................................... 77
Menu 11. TXIT Function Setting ........................................................................... 78
Menu 12. Electronic Keyer Setting ....................................................................... 78
Menu 13. Electronic Keyer Speed Setting ............................................................ 78
Menu 14. Electronic Keyer Reverse Setting ......................................................... 79
Menu 15. Sidetone (CW Offset) Setting ............................................................... 79
Menu 16. Break-in Delay Time for CW operation ................................................. 79
• AT (AUTO) ............................................................................................. 80
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• 1 to 7 ..................................................................................................... 80
• FL (FULL) .............................................................................................. 80
Menu 17. Key ratio ............................................................................................... 80
Menu 18. CTCSS Tone Encoding Setting ............................................................ 81
Menu 19. Speech Compressor............................................................................. 81
Menu 20. PTT Key Lock ....................................................................................... 82
Menu 21. APO-Auto Power OFF .......................................................................... 82
MENU 22. UP/DOWN keys function setting ......................................................... 83
MENU 23. FUNC key resume timing setting ........................................................ 83
Chapter 7
Maintenance..............................................................84
7.1 Adjustment ..................................................................................................... 84
Introduction.............................................................................................. 84
Adjustment Item List ................................................................................ 84
Removing the FRONT unit ...................................................................... 84
Removing the Covers .............................................................................. 84
Procedure ................................................................................................ 85
7.2 Fuse replacement .......................................................................................... 86
DC POWER CABLE FUSE REPLACEMENT ......................................... 86
CIRCUITRY FUSE REPLACEMENT....................................................... 86
7.3 Reset .............................................................................................................. 87
Procedure ................................................................................................ 87
7.4 Cleaning ......................................................................................................... 87
7.5 Troubleshooting .............................................................................................. 88
Appendix ........................................................................................90
Options ................................................................................................................. 90
About Mounting Bracket and Carrying Handle ..................................................... 91
External Antenna Tuner (Optional) ....................................................................... 92
ALINCO EDX-2 ....................................................................................... 92
Specifications ....................................................................................................... 93
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WARNING
To prevent any hazard during operation of Alinco’s radio product, in this manual and on the product
you may find symbols shown below. Please read and understand the meanings of these symbols before
starting to use the product.
Danger
This symbol is intended to alert the user to an immediate danger that may
cause loss of life and property if the user disregards the warning.
Alert
This symbol is intended to alert the user to a possible hazard that may cause
loss of life and property if the user disregards the warning.
Caution
This symbol is intended to alert the user a possible hazard that may cause loss
of property or injure the user if the warning is disregarded.
Alert symbol. An explanation is given.
Warning symbol. An explanation is given.
Instruction symbol. An explanation is given.
ALERT
„ Environment and condition of use:
Do not drive while handling the radio for your safety. It is recommended that you check
local traffic regulations regarding the use of radio equipment while driving.
Some countries prohibit the operation of transceiver while driving.
Do not use this product in close proximity to other electronics devices, especially
medical ones. It may cause interference to those devices.
Keep the radio out of the reach of children.
In case a liquid leaks from the product, do not touch it. It may damage your skin.
Rinse with plenty of cold water if the liquid contacted your skin.
Never operate this product in facilities where radio products are prohibited for use such
as aboard aircraft, in airports, in ports, within or near the operating area of business
wireless stations or their relay stations.
Use of this product may be prohibited or illegal outside of your country. Be informed in
advance when you travel.
The manufacturer declines any responsibilities against loss of life and/or property due
to a failure of this product when used to perform important tasks like life-guarding,
surveillance, and rescue.
Do not use multiple radios in very close proximity. It may cause interference and/or
damage to the product(s).
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WARNING
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced with an incorrect type.
Dispose of, or recycle used batteries according to your local regulations.
The manufacturer declines any responsibilities against loss of life and property due to a
failure of this product when used with or as a part of a device made by third parties.
Use of third party accessory may result in damage to this product. It will void our
warranty for repair.
„ Handling this product:
Be sure to reduce the audio output level to minimum before using an earphone or a
headset. Excessive audio may damage hearing.
Do not open the unit without permission or instruction from the manufacturer.
Unauthorized modification or repair may result in electric shock, fire and/or malfunction.
Do not operate this product in a wet place such as shower room. It may result in electric
shock, fire and/or malfunction.
Do not place the product in a container carrying conductive materials, such as water
or metal in close proximity to the product. A short-circuit to the product may result in
electric shock, fire and/or malfunction.
Do not touch the heatsink (on/around the unit mostly found on mobile-base units) as it
may become very hot during/after the operation that may risk burn your skin.
„ About power-supply:
Use only appropriate, reliable power supply of correct voltage and capacity.
Do not connect cables in reverse polarity. It may result in electric shock, fire and/or
malfunction.
Do not plug multiple devices including the power-supply into a single wall outlet. It
may result in overheating and/or fire.
Do not handle a power-supply with a wet hand. It may result in electric shock.
Securely plug the power-supply to the wall outlet. Insecure installation may result in
short-circuit, electronic shock and/or fire.
Do not plug the power-supply into the wall socket if the contacts are dirty.
Shortcircuiting and/or overheating may result in fire, electric shock and/or damage to
the product.
Do not modify or remove fuse-assembly from the DC-cable. It may result in fire, electric
shock and/or damage to the product.
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WARNING
In case of emergency:
In case of the following situation(s), please turn off the product, switch off the source of
power, then remove or unplug the power-cord. Please contact your local dealer of this product
for service and assistance. Do not use the product until the trouble is resolved. Do not try to
troubleshoot the problem by yourself.
• When a strange sound, smoke and or strange odor comes out of the product.
• When the product is dropped or the case is broken or cracked.
• When a liquid penetrated inside.
• When a power-cord ( including DC-cables, AC-cables and adapters) is damaged.
For your safety, turn off then remove all related AC-lines to the product and its
accessories from the wall outlet if a thunderstorm is likely.
Turn off the unit, remove the mobile antenna from its base and keep it in the vehicle if a
thunderstorm is likely.
Please read cautions regarding the lightning-protection on page 7 also.
„ Maintenance
Do not open the unit and its accessories. Please consult with your local dealer of this
product for service and assistance.
CAUTION
„ Environment and condition of use:
Do not use the product in proximity to a TV or a radio. It may cause interference or
receive interference.
Do not install in a humid, dusty or insufficiently ventilated place. It may result in electric
shock, fire and/or malfunction.
Do not install in an unstable or vibrating position. It may result in electric shock, fire
and/or malfunction when/if the product falls to the ground.
Do not install the product in proximity to a source of heat and humidity such as a heater
or a stove. Avoid placing the unit in direct sunlight.
Do not modify, dismantle, incinerate, or immerse the batteries.
Please check your local regulations for details on recycling option or disposal of the
batteries in your area.
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WARNING
„ About transceiver
Do not connect devices other than specified ones to the jacks and ports on the product.
It may result in damage to the devices.
Turn off and remove the power-source (AC cable, DC cable, battery, cigar-cable,
charger adapter etc) from the product when the product is not in use for extended period
of time or in case of maintenance.
Never pull the cord alone when you unplug AC cable from the wall outlet.
Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe off dirt and condensation from the surface of the product.
Never use thinner or benzene for cleaning.
„ About power-supply
Use only reliable power supply of specific DC output range and be mindful of the
polarity of the cables and DC jack.
Always turn off the power supply when connecting or disconnecting the cables.
When using an external antenna, make sure that the antenna ground is not common with
the ground of the power supply.
European users: When a transceiver is powered from an external DC power source
(adapter, power supply, cigar-plug etc), make sure that this power supply has approval to
the level of IEC/EN 60950-1.
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Attention
• Do not remove the case or touch the interior components.
Tampering can cause equipment trouble.
• Do not use or keep the transceiver where it is exposed to direct sunlight, dusty places, or near
sources of heat.
• Keep the transceiver away from TV’s or other equipment when it
interferes with reception.
• When transmitting for long periods of time at high power, the
transceiver might overheat.
• Turn the power off immediately if the transceiver emits smoke or
strange odors. Ensure the transceiver is safe, then bring it to the
nearest Alinco service center.
• An operator’s license is required for this device.
Notice to California resident users
The product that comes with this manual is free from dangerous material such as lead and
cadmium as per RoHS order of EU.
The transceiver has no protection against lightning.
The user is responsible for providing adequate protection if he uses the device at home and
installs the antenna outdoor. Be aware that any outdoor antenna creates a direct path for lighting
current (more than 10kA) to the transceiver. This path exists whether the device is turned ON or
OFF.
Any vehicle does not present a safe environment during lightning. This environment becomes
much more dangerous if an outdoor antenna is installed on the car. Move the antenna and its
cable into the car at the first sight of forthcoming thunderstorm and lightning.
Limited Power Source
Please note that the transceiver enclosure only provides mechanical protection for its internal
parts; it will not contain a fire within the device if the fire starts under certain fault conditions.
Alinco will not take responsibility for any fire hazard associated with powering the transceiver
or charging its batteries using a power source that does not belong to the limited power source in
the meaning of EN60950-1.
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Introduction
Thank you very much for purchasing this excellent Alinco transceiver. Our products are ranked
among the finest in the world. This radio has been manufactured with state of the art technology
and it has been tested carefully at our factory. It is designed to operate to your satisfaction for
many years under normal use.
PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL COMPLETELY TO LEARN ALL THE FUNCTIONS THE
PRODUCT OFFERS. WE MADE EVERY ATTEMPT TO WRITE THIS MANUAL TO BE
AS COMPREHENSIVE AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND AS POSSIBLE. IT IS IMPORTANT
TO NOTE THAT SOME OF THE OPERATIONS MAY BE EXPLAINED IN RELATION TO
INFORMATION IN PREVIOUS CHAPTERS. BY READING JUST ONE PART OF THE
MANUAL, YOU RISK NOT UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLETE EXPLANATION OF
THE FUNCTION.
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1.1 Features
DX-SR8 Features
DX-SR8
Covers HF (1.8 MHz to 28 MHz) amateur radio bands in SSB, AM, FM, and CW modes.
General coverage receiver
Covers 135 kHz to 30 MHz in all modes.
Direct frequency input
Provided with numerical keys to input frequency directly without using the dial.
Front control unit separation with the optional EDS-17
Completely detachable front control panel with large LCD.
Front speaker
Powerful and clear audio with 2 W Audio Amplifier.
Front jacks
Connecting easily with an external speaker and headphones.
Versatile interference eliminators
The IF SHIFT function; Built-in audio filter as standard for CW; and RF attenuator, all
effectively help to reject unwanted signals.
Powerful CW operation with internal electronic keyer
Enables you to receive CW signals from either the upper or lower side of the carrier
frequency.
Selectable sidetone and pitch, FULL BREAK-IN (QSK), SEMI BREAK-IN (7 steps), and
AUTO BREAK-IN (delay time automatically adjusted with keying speed).
600 memory channels
A total of 600 channels can be registered in three banks: 200 channels per bank.
Each stores mode, filter, split frequencies, AGC, attenuator (or pre-amp), noise-blanker
settings and more.
Computer control
The DX-SR8 can be controlled by a personal computer through the serial interface.
Settings of frequency, mode, power, and memory channel can be controlled.
(Optional PC interface cable required)
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1.2 Standard Accessories
Checking Accessories
Carefully unpack to make sure the following items are found in the package.
• Transceiver
• Microphone EMS-53 (DX-SR8)
EMS-64 (DX-SR8T/E)
• DC power cable with fuse
holder (UA0083)
With spare fuses (2 pcs.)
• Mic Hanger Unit
Mic Hanger (EBC-7)
Tapping screws
(M3.5×10 mm) 2pcs.
(AJ0025) for EBC-7
(30A)
• Instruction manual
(PS0610)
[Spare-part / pre-installed]
• Standard front unit cable used between main
and front units.
(UX1412)
DX-SR8
Manual
The standard accessories may vary slightly depending on the version you have purchased.
Please contact your local authorized Alinco dealer should you have any questions.
ALINCO and authorized dealers are not responsible for any typographical errors there
may be in this manual. Standard accessories may change without notice.
Warranty Policy:
Please refer to any enclosed warranty information or contact your authorized Alinco
dealer/distributor for the warranty policy before purchase.
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1.3 Installation and Connection (For Base Station)
Connection Diagram
This diagram shows the connections for a base station.
13.8V DC regulated
power supply
HF band antenna
Microphone
Stand
Headphone
EDX-2 (optional)
Key
Speaker
Long-wire
antenna
optional
Procedure
1. Connecting an antenna and ground cable
• Antenna connection
Use a properly-adjusted (low SWR) antenna to obtain optimum performance from the
transceiver. A 50 ohm impedance coaxial with PL-259 connector is required for this
connection.
NOTE:
It is recommended to use an optional automatic antenna tuner (EDX-2) for proper
antenna matching.
• Ground connection
To prevent electric shock hazard and audio interference with other electronic appliances,
bury a copper rod or plate under the ground and connect it to the transceiver GND
terminal. Use a heavy gauge, short cable for this connection.
IMPORTANT: Do not ground the equipment on gas pipes, electrical conduits, or plastic
water pipes.
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2. Connecting a telegraph key
Connect a 3.5 mm diameter stereo plug to the KEY jack on the rear panel. If using an
electronic-keyer, pay attention to the polarity of the plug.
5V(+)
Contact current: 1 to 2 mA
(
)
(dash)
(com)
(dot)
(
)
GND(-)
When connecting a straight key
When connecting a paddle
3. Connecting an external speaker (if not using the internal speaker)
Connect a 3.5 mm diameter mono plug to the SPEAKER jack on the front panel. Use a 3
W or higher external speaker with 8 ohm impedance.
NOTE:
When an external speaker is used, no sound is heard from the internal speaker.
4. Connecting headphones
Connect a 3.5 mm diameter mono or stereo plug to the PHONES jack on the front panel.
NOTE:
When headphones are used, no sound is heard from the speaker.
5. Connecting a regulated DC power supply
The Transceiver requires a 12-13.8VDC negative grounded power source. Use a regulated
power supply capable of providing continuous current of 30A or more. Power supplies
that do not meet those specifications may cause malfunction and/or damage to the radio
and will void the warranty. Alinco offers excellent communication-grade power supplies
as optional accessories. Please contact your local authorized Alinco dealer.
*
Red to positive
Black to negative
IMPORTANT: Before connecting, be sure to turn off the transceiver and DC power supply.
* When a transceiver is powered from an external DC power source, make
sure that this power supply has approval to the level of IEC/EN 60950-1.
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6. Installing the control panel and body separately
IMPORTANT: Be sure to disconnect the power cable before carrying out this procedure.
1.
Remove 2 screws above the main unit to
separate the front-control panel. Disconnect
the cable
2.
Remove other 2 screws at the bottom of the
main unit.
3.
Passing the separate-cable (5m) through the
hole of the cover in advance, connect the
cable to the main unit.
4.
Fix the cover to the main unit using those 4
screws.
5.
Fix the bracket using provided hardware, and
connect another end of the cable to the
front-control panel.
NOTE:
Please be sure to keep the short,
original cable in order to make it back
to the original condition in future.
Provided ferrite-beads on the separate
cable are to eliminate the RF feed
back. The position of beads may affect
to the condition of RF feed back. See
page 89 for troubleshooting.
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1.4 Installation and Connection (For Mobile Operation)
Connection Diagram
This diagram shows the connections for mobile operation.
DX-SR8
Co-ax
Control cable
Grounded Mobile whip antenna
Grounded Mobile-base
Automatic antenna tuner
EDX-2
(Options; see appendix-1)
Single wire (Not Co-ax cable)
Procedure
1. Installing an antenna
Use a properly-adjusted (low SWR) antenna to obtain optimum performance.
1.
Secure a commercially-available antenna base in a proper position on your car.
2.
Ground the antenna base if necessary.
IMPORTANT: A ground is indispensable for most HF antennas.
Please refer to the instruction of the antenna before installation.
3.
Connect the antenna and transceiver using an appropreate cable that the antenna
system requires.
IMPORTANT: After installing your antenna, ensure that you have the best possible
SWR reading.
High RF environments can cause severe damage to your unit. Ensure
that you are not in a high RF environment when operating the transceiver.
IMPORTANT: RF Hazard Warning
The electro-magnetic (radio Frequency) exposure level of this device may
exceed the European standards of the hazard level when transmitting at the
high-power setting while connected to a unity gain antenna at a distance of
63cm or less from the operator. Furthermore, the hazardous RF exposure level
depends on the conditions of the combination of the antenna gain, distance from
the operator, output setting and installation environment, therefore the operator
may be exposed to stronger RF even at a distance of more than 63cm. For safety
purpose, it is recommended that the antenna be installed outside of, and as far
as possible from, the operator’s area. Avoid using an excessively high-gained
antenna in case the distance between the operator and the antenna is very
limited. Always use the minimum necessary output power for communications.
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2. Connecting the power cable
IMPORTANT: Use a 12 V car battery to operate the transceiver.
1.
Connect the supplied power cable directly to
the car battery.
Red
Chassis
To engine room
To passanger cabin
Black
Transceiver
Fuse
Chassis
NOTE:
If threading the cable through wiring
holes, use grommets to prevent the
cable from coming in contact with the
car chassis.
IMPORTANT: • If using a 24 V car battery, be sure to convert the voltage to 12 V DC
with a DC/DC converter.
• Never connect the power cable to a cigarette lighter connector
because the available current is too low.
3. Connecting the accessories
Please refer to:
• Microphone, page 20
• Telegraph key, page 14
• External speaker, page 14
4. Installing the control panel and body separately (optional)
To detach the control panel from the body, refer to P.15.
Install the control panel in a location that is easily accessible using the separate angle
bracket, and be sure as well to install the body in a proper location, such as under a seat.
IMPORTANT: • Be sure to disconnect the power cable before detaching the control panel
from the body.
• Give the first priority to the safety of driving. Do not install anything that
could obstacle the controls of your vehicle in driver’s area.
• Mounting antenna and other accessories outside of your vehicle may
be prohibited or restricted in some countries. Please check your local
regulations before the installation.
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1.5 Controls, Connectors, and Display
Front Panel
(22)
(23)
(12)
(11)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(7)
(21)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(20)
(19) (18)
No. Key
(1) POWER SWITCH
[PWR]
(2) [MODE] key
(3) [V/M] key
(4) [FUNC] key
(5) [M/KHz] key
(6) [RIT] key
(7) [RF] key
(preamplifier/attenuator)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
18
(17)
(16)
(15)
(14)
(13)
(6)
Principal Function
Turns the power on/off.
Press to select the USB, LSB, CWU, CWL, AM, or FM modes.
Switches between VFO mode and memory mode.
Press and hold this key for 1 second to access the Set mode.
Switches the cursor position between MHz and kHz.
Press to turn the RIT or TXIT function on/off.
Press to adjust receiver’s front-end gain by switching between the
preamplifier and attenuator. Pressing this key will change gains
as follows: +10 dB, 0 dB, -10 dB, and -20 dB. After pressing the
[FUNC] key, press this key to select a narrow filter in the SSB,
CW and AM mode.
[Ÿ] key
Press to select memory channels and amateur radio bands, and to
change frequency in 1 MHz and 100 kHz increments. Also used to
select the transceiver’s settings in the Set mode.
[ź] key
Press to select memory channels and amateur radio bands, and to
change frequency in 1 MHz and 100 kHz decrements. Also used to
select the transceiver’s settings in the Set mode.
[
] key
Enables the dial and key locks.
KEYPAD
The keypad can be used for several functions as described later.
MULTI FUNC [MF] key Press to access the multifunction.
MAIN tuning dial
Rotate to select transmit/receive frequencies.
RIT control knob [RIT] Fine-tunes the reception frequency within a range of ±l.2 kHz.
IF SHIFT control knob Rotate to eliminate the interference by shifting the receiver IF pass
[IF SHIFT]
band (±1.5 kHz).
SQL control knob [SQL] Rotate to eliminate noise when no signal is received.
AF gain control knob
Rotate to adjust audio level.
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No. Key
Principal Function
(18) PHONE jack [PHONE] For connecting external headphones. Takes 8 to 32 ohm impedance
headphones.
(19) SPEAKER jack [SP]
For connecting an external speaker. Takes 8 to 16 ohm impedance
speakers.
Connect optional ERW-4C or ERW-7 cable for PC-interface.
(20) Microphone connector For connecting a microphone.
[MIC]
(21) Internal Speaker
Received signals are heard from here.
(22) TX/RX LED
Lights red when transmitting the signal.
Lights green when signals are received or squelch is open
(unmuted).
(23) LCD Display
Shows operating and setting information.
Front Panel (keypad)
(24)
(25)
(27)
(30)
(33)
No. Key
(24)
1
(25)
2
(26)
3
(27)
4
(28)
5
(29)
6
(30)
7
(31)
8
(32)
9
(33)
.
(34)
0
(35)
ENT
(26)
(28)
(31)
(34)
(29)
(32)
(35)
Function
To recall 1.8 MHz Band (Freq. direct input 1)
To recall 3.5 MHz Band (Freq. direct input 2)
To recall 5.3 MHz Band* (Freq. direct input 3)
To recall 7 MHz Band (Freq. direct input 4)
To recall 10 MHz Band (Freq. direct input 5)
To recall 14 MHz Band (Freq. direct input 6)
To recall 18 MHz Band (Freq. direct input 7)
To recall 21 MHz Band (Freq. direct input 8)
To recall 24 MHz Band (Freq. direct input 9)
Enters a frequency direct input 100 kHz (Freq. direct input decimal)
To recall 28 MHz Band (Freq. direct input 0)
Enters a frequency direct input
* 5 channels allocated to the amateur-radio services can be transmitted on T version.
Please refer Page 94 for details.
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Connecting the Microphone
1.
Plug the microphone into the microphone
connector on the body.
2.
Tighten the screw on the connector to secure
the connection.
Microphone
Headphone
Speaker
NOTE:
Please be sure that the connector is securely tightened, and check the
connection from time to time. Loose connection may cause noise on TX signals.
REFERENCE: Connector pin assignment
GND
MIC
PTT
DOWN
1
2
MIC GND
7
6
8
5
3
NC
DC 5V
4
UP
(Front view)
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Rear Panel
(6)
(1)
(7)
(5)
(4)
(3)
(2)
No. Key
(1) ANTENNA connector
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Function
For connecting an HF band antenna. Takes a 50 ohm impedance
coaxial cable with PL-259 connector.
RELAY (external relay) For connecting external equipment such as a linear amplifier for
jack
switching between reception and transmission. Takes a phonoplug.
External ALC input jack For connecting the phono-plug from the amplifier ALC circuit
when a linear amplifier is used. The ALC input voltage must be
from 0 to -3 V DC.
CW-KEY jack
For connecting a telegraph key or manipular paddle for internal
electronic-keyer
ACC (accessory)
For connecting optional EDX - 2 antenna tuner.
connector
[Pin configuration]
TUNE1
TUNE2
13.8VDC (1A)
TKEY GND
(6) Power connector
For connecting the supplied DC power cable.
(7) GND (ground) terminal For connecting a ground cable.
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Microphone
(2)
(1)
(5); EMS-53
(3)
(5); EMS-64
(4)
No. Key
(1) UP
(2) DOWN
(3) PTT
(4) Lock Switch
(5) MIC element
Function
Increase the frequency, memory channel number, or setting
channel.
Decrease the frequency, memory channel number, or setting
channel.
Press the [PTT (Push-To-Talk)] key to transmit.
Locks out the [UP] and [DOWN] keys.
Speak here during transmission.
* The [UP/DOWN] keys of the microphone function as the [Ÿ/ź] keys of the control
panel.
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Display
(1)
(3) (9)
(5)
(7)
(8)
(2)
(4)
(6)
(10)
(14)
(16)
(15)
(12)
(11)
(13)
(17)
No. Key
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
(18)
(19)
(18)
(19)
Function
Appears in the MEMORY mode, indicating the selected memory
channel.
Indicates the selected VFO mode A or B.
Appears while the external automatic antenna tuner is being
tuned.
Appears in the split-frequency operation.
AGC parameter, S for slow, F for fast.
(not in FM mode)
Indicates the receiver’s front-end gain or attenuation level.
Appears when a Multi-function key is activated.
Indicates the selected mode, including LSB, USB, CWL, CWU,
FM, AM and SET.
This cursor notifies of the position you can change using the [M/
KHz] key.
Appears above the frequency digit you can change with the [UP/
DOWN] or [Ÿ/ź] keys.
Indicates the transmit/receive frequency.
Appears when a function key is activated.
Appears when the DIAL or key LOCK function is activated.
“LOW” appears when the output power is set to low.
“S-LOW” appears when the output power is set to supper low.
Appears when the NB (noise blanker) is activated.
Appears when the narrow filter is used in the SSB, CW and AM
modes.
Appears during the tone encode operation. (FM mode only)
Appears when squelch is unmuted.
S meter: Indicates relative received signal strength
RF meter: Indicates relative output power level.
Indicates the TXIT or RIT shift frequency.
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Quick Reference of Control keys
There are 3 types of key operations; simply press it, press it after [FUNC] key, or press
and hold it for more than 1 second (*).
NOTE:
FUNC
V/M
M/KHz
MODE
RF
LOCK
MULTI
Ÿ
ź
RIT
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
.
ENT
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FUNC + this key: Press [FUNC] key, then press this key.
(P.xx) refers to the page this operation is mentioned in this manual.
This key only
Accesses the FUNC mode.
* Accesses Parameter setting mode. (P.70)
Switches between VFO Mode and Memory Mode.
* Activates VFO A = B function (P.66)
Changes cursor position for setting band/
memory/frequency with [UP/DOWN] keys.
(P.27)
Selects the USB, LSB, CWU, CWL, AM,
FM modes.
* The mode UP/DOWN operation is
available. (P.26)
Changes RF gain.
* Monitors transmit frequency. (P.45)
Locks main dial tuning. (P.68)
Accesses the Multifunction. (P.67)
UP of MHz, kHz, BAND and Memory.
* Changes automatically while the key is
pressed.
DOWN of MHz, kHz, BAND and Memory.
* Changes automatically while the key is
pressed.
Switches TXIT/RIT function ON/OFF. (P.65)
To recall the 1.8 MHz BAND.
Frequency direct input “1”.
To recall the 3.5 MHz BAND.
Frequency direct input “2”.
To recall the 5.3 MHz BAND.
Frequency direct input “3”.
To recall the 7 MHz BAND.
Frequency direct input “4”.
To recall the 10 MHz BAND.
Frequency direct input “5”.
To recall the 14 MHz BAND.
Frequency direct input “6”.
To recall the 18 MHz BAND.
Frequency direct input “7”.
To recall the 21 MHz BAND.
Frequency direct input “8”.
To recall the 24 MHz BAND.
Frequency direct input “9”.
To recall the 28 MHz BAND.
Frequency direct input “0”.
Enters a frequency direct input 100 kHz.
Frequency direct input decimal
Enters a frequency direct input.
FUNC + this key (See NOTE)
–
Switches to memory bank.
* Program memory channels.
Switches between AGC-S and AGC-F.
Switches between UT and LT. (P.46)
Switches between narrow filter ON/OFF.
(P.64)
Locks keys and main dial tuning. (P.68)
The allotment setting of the [MULTI] key.
–
–
±'f function of TXIT/RIT. (P.66)
Switches between VFO A and VFO B.
Switches between memories bank A, B and blank.
Transfers memory to VFO. (P.53)
Erases memory channel. (P.52)
Switches CTCSS tone ON/OFF. (P.42)
(FM Mode only)
SPLIT function ON/OFF. (P.45)
PRIORITY function ON/OFF. (P.61)
QUICK OFFSET function. (P.42)
The scan starts. (P.57)
NB (noise blanker) ON/OFF. (P.64)
Changes RF output power. (P.34)
Starts tuning an external automatic antenna
tuner. (Option)
Channel name (Alphanumeric) registration
function. (Only in Memory Mode) (P.53)
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2.1 Reception Basics
Introduction
Reception is a basic transceiver operation. In this section, you can familiarize yourself with the
operation of controls used for reception.
Procedure
1. Turning the unit power on and off.
NOTE:
1.
Make sure that all antenna and power connections are correct before turning the power
on.
By pressing the [PWR] key the power turns
on. By pressing the [PWR] key again, the
power turns off.
2. Audio Volume level setting.
• Turn the VOL knob clockwise to increase the audio
volume.
• Turn the VOL countclockwise to decrease the audio
volume.
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SQL
3. Squelch level setting
Adjust threshold level of the squelch. A squelch eliminates the background noise when a
signal is not received.
1.
Turn the SQL knob clockwise until whitenoise (the background noise when a signal is
not received) just disappears.
• The SQL should be turned fully
countclockwise when receiving weak or
unstable signals. The RX LED lights green
while the squelch is open (unmuted).
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4. Selecting mode (modulation)
Press the [MODE] key to change the mode as below.
USB
LSB
AM
FM
CWL
CWU
Hold down the [MODE] key more than 1 second to flash the displayed mode.
Select a mode by pressing the [Ÿ/ź] keys, or [UP/DOWN] keys on the microphone.
USB
LSB
AM
FM
CWL
CWU
The flashing display stops at the next key operation.
NOTE:
• The SSB mode is most frequently used in HF bands.
Usually, the LSB mode is used below 10 MHz amateur band, and the USB mode is
used above 14 MHz amateur band.
• The AM is commonly used to listen to MW and SW broadcasts.
• The FM mode occcupies a wide bandwidth: this will allow reproduction of high quality
sound that is less affected by noise. The FM mode is used in 29 MHz.
• The CW mode is used in Morse communications.
• DX-SR8 remembers the last used mode.
5. Selecting amateur radio bands
Amateur radio bands are frequency bands that hams are allowed to use. DX-SR8 covers
all amateur radio bands ranging from 1.8 MHz to 29 MHz.
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1.
Press the [M/KHz] key repeatedly until the
cursor ź flashing appear above the MHz
frequency indication.
2.
Press the [Ÿ/ź] keys or push the [UP/
DOWN] key of the microphone to select the
desired band.
NOTE:
When you select a band, the LCD will
display the last-used frequency in that
band.
NOTE:
When a band is changed, you might
hear the clicking noise of relays but
this is not a defect.
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Ɣ Each time the [M/KHz] key is pressed, ź shifts in the following manner:
źflashing above MHz frequency indication.
Changes the BAND.
ź above MHz frequency indication.
Changes the 1 MHz digit.
ź flashing above 1 kHz frequency indication.
Changes the 100 kHz digit.
ź above kHz frequency indication.
Changes by minimum steps.
• Default settings (Default band, frequency and mode for both VFO A and B)
Keypad
1
2
3
4
5
Band (MHz)
1.8
3.5
5.3
7
10
default (Mode)
1.900.00 MHz (LSB)
3.600.00 MHz (LSB)
5.330.50 MHz (USB)
7.100.00 MHz (LSB)
10.100.0 MHz (USB)
Keypad
6
7
8
9
0
Band (MHz)
14
18
21
24
28
default (Mode)
14.100.0 MHz (USB)
18.100.0 MHz (USB)
21.100.0 MHz (USB)
24.900.0 MHz (USB)
28.100.0 MHz (USB)
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6. Tuning to a desired frequency
Using VFO's
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [1] key will switch between the VFO A and VFO B.
Select either VFO.
NOTE:
DX-SR8 has the VFO and MEMORY modes (see page 51). In the VFO mode, different
frequencies and settings can be set in each individual VFO A and VFO B.
Using the main tuning dial
• Turn the main tuning dial clockwise to increase the frequency.
• Turn the main tuning dial counterclockwise to decrease the frequcency.
NOTE:
In the SSB and CW modes, rotating the dial will change the frequency in 10 Hz steps (One
full rotation will change frequency by 500 Hz). In the AM and FM modes, rotating the dial
will change the frequency in 100 Hz steps (One full rotation will change frequency by 5
kHz).
Using the [Ÿ/ź] key ( or using the [UP/DOWN] keys on the microphone)
1.
Move the cursor to desired position by pressing the [M/KHz] key.
2.
Press the [Ÿ] key to increase the frequency.
Press the [ź] key to decrease the frequency.
NOTE:
• Frequency step is different by mode. The step can be selected in the set mode
(see page71,72). The default is 0.1 kHz for SSB and CW, 1 kHz for AM, and 2.5
kHz for FM.
• In mobile operation, the selected frequency may be accidentally changed by
] key for lock features. (see page
the vibration, etc. To prevent this, use [
68)
In "dial-lock" status, tuning is still possible with the [Ÿ/ź] key and RIT control
knob.
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Exercise
• Try receiving a 28.200 MHz signal in the AM mode.
1.
Make sure that antenna connection is correct.
2.
Turn the power on.
3.
Rotate the VOL knob to adjust the audio
level.
NOTE:
Be sure that the SQL knob is fully
turned to the left to unmute the
squelch.
4.
Press the [M/KHz] key repeatedly until ź
flashing appears above the MHz frequency
indication (amateur radio band selection
position).
5.
Press the [UP/DOWN (or [Ÿ/ź] key)] keys
to select the 28 MHz band.
6.
Press the [M/KHz] key repeatedly until ź
flashing appears above the 1 kHz frequency
indication.
7.
Press the [UP/DOWN] key to set the
frequency to 28.2 MHz. Press the [M/KHz]
key once again to stop flashing the ź cursor.
8.
Press the [MODE] key to select the AM
mode.
9.
Turn the SQL control knob clockwise until
the background noise just disappears.
• To receive the neighbouring frequencies,
use the main tuning dial.
• Likewise, try receiving different frequencies in each band.
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Direct Frequency Entry with Keypad
The transceiver has a keypad for direct frequency entry as described below.
1.
Press the [ENT] key, then press the numeral keys on the keypad to enter the MHz
digits for the desired frequency.
If a key is mistakenly pressed, press any key except keypad and start again from
the beginning.
2.
Press the [ · ] key on the keypad to separate MHz and kHz units.
3.
Press the numeral keys to enter the frequency digits below 1 MHz.
If a key is mistakenly pressed, press any key except keypad and start again from
the beginning.
4.
Press the [ENT] key to set the input frequency.
When pressing the [ENT] key after entering the MHz digits, zeros are
automatically entered for the kHz digits.
* When direct frequency entry with keypad, the mode does not change even if
Automatic USB/LSB Selection is effective.
• Start
[ENT]
Operate keys and press [ENT] to complete.
EXAMPLE
• To set to 21.035 MHz
[ENT] [ 2 ] [ 1 ]
[·]
[0] [3] [5]
[ENT]
• To set to 705 kHz (0.705 MHz)
[ENT] [ · ]
[7] [0] [5]
[ENT]
• To set to 7 MHz
[ENT] [ 7 ]
[ENT]
• To change 14.185 to 14.750 MHz
[·]
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Getting Familiar with Useful Functions
In HF band, receive conditions vary not only with bands and modes but with time and season.
To obtain optimum signal reception, get familiar with and take full advantage of these versatile
funcitons.
RF (RF gain)/ATT (attenuator)
1.
Press the [RF] key to select one of the receiver's front-end gain settings.
• Each time the [RF] key is pressed, the following icon will appear on the LCD:
A 10 dB preamplifier is activated. This mode will be useful when
receiving weak signals.
This is the factory's default setting. Usually select this setting.
A 10 dB attenuator is activated. When receiving strong local
signals, select this setting.
A 20 dB attenuator is activated. Select this setting when receiving
very strong local signals or when you find such signals near the
received signal.
NOTE:
• Use of preamplifier may result in intermodulation, heavier noise level, and
other side-effects.
• In 10 dB attenuator position, a noise level may become slightly higher than the
default position. This is due to the circuit design and not a defect.
AGC (Automatic Gain Control)
• The AGC function automatically adjusts the gain of strong signals and weak signals so
that you can hear them at the same volume.
1.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [M/KHz] key to select either the AGC-S or
AGC-F mode.
NOTE:
You may select either AUTO or MANUAL for the [FUNC] key operation. In Auto
setting, FUNC status is automatically canceled if no key entry is performed
within 5 seconds after the [FUNC] is displayed. Refer to the Menu 23 in the Set
mode (page 83) for more details.
• AGC-S mode: The AGC recovery time is long, and suitable to SSB and AM
modes.
• AGC-F mode: The AGC recovery time is short, and suitable to CW mode.
NOTE:
The AGC is automatically set to Fast in CW, Slow in SSB and AM modes. You
can manually change from S to F or vice versa during operation but turning off
the unit will reset the temporary setting. If you prefer to manually select the AGC
setting always and wish that the setting remains regardless of power on/off,
please select the OFF parameter in the Set mode menu 10 (P.77).
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RIT (Receiver Incremental Tuning)
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1.
Press the [RIT] key. The “RIT” icon will
appear on the LCD.
2.
Rotate the RIT control knob to adjust the frequency.
* To exit from the RIT function, press the
[RIT] key repeatedly until both “RIT/TXIT”
icons disappear.
* Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [RIT]
key to add the RIT shift frequency to the
operating frequency and exit from RIT
operation. Please refer to page 65 RIT/
TXIT function for more details.
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2.2 Transmission Basics
Introduction
This section explains the preparations and basic procedures for transmission.
Procedure
Transmitting in the voice mode (SSB, AM and FM)
1.
Make sure that all antenna, power, and microphone connections are correct.
2.
Turn the power on.
3.
Using the normal reception procedure, select a clear frequency free of other
stations or select the frequency of a station to communicate with.
4.
Set the output power level if necessary (see page 34).
5.
Press and hold the [PTT] key and speak into the microphone.
The red TX LED will be lit.
NOTE:
Speaking too loud or too close to the microphone may increase distortion.
REFERENCE: Adjusting the microphone gain, page 85.
6.
Release the [PTT] key to stop transmitting and return to receive.
Transmitting in the CW mode
Keying will automatically start transmit.
1.
Make sure that all antenna, power, and microphone connections are correct.
2.
Turn the power on and set for reception.
3.
Set the output power level if necessary (see page 34).
4.
Set the desired BREAK-IN mode (see page 79).
NOTE:
The default setting is the AUTO BREAK-IN mode, meaning the delay time for
the SEMI BREAK-IN mode will be set automatically according to transmitting
CW speed.
5.
Begin keying.
The red TX LED will be lit.
6.
Stop keying.
Transmission will stop automatically.
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Selecting output power level
To select the output power, press [FUNC] key and then press [0] key while “FUNC” icon
is on the display. As the [0] key is pressed, the output power changes among 3 levels. The
“S-LOW” icon stands for SUPPER LOW power setting, “LOW” for LOW power. When
the transceiver is set at HIGH power, no icon will appear. The output power level cannot
be changed during transmission.
Hi
LOW
SSB, CW, FM
AM
NOTE:
S-LOW
Hi
LOW
S-LOW
Hi
LOW
S-LOW
100 W
10 W
1W
40 W
4W
0.4 W
The fan starts to run at 60 °C (140°F/inside temperature), and reduces the power
by about 50% at 80 °C (176°F). It stops or resumes high power when the inside
temperature is cooled down.
Speech compressor: increases talk power to enable clear and powerful transmission.
See the Set mode Menu 19 (P.81) for more details.
• TXIT (Transmit Incremental Tuning) function (See page 65)
* Press the [RIT] key repeatedly until the “TXIT” icon appears. Then rotate the RIT
control knob to change the transmit frequency within a range ± 1.2 kHz.
* When the “TXIT/RIT” icon appears, it means that you can fine-adjust both transmit
and receive frequencies.
• OFF BAND display:
Stop transmission when you attempt to transmit outside of the amateur radio band.
The LCD will display the following:
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2.3 SSB Operation
Introduction
The SSB (Single Side Band) mode is most frequently used for voice communication in HF
bands.
Procedure
NOTE:
Make sure that all antenna, power, and microphone connections are correct.
1.
Trun the power on.
2.
Select the desired amateur radio band (see
page 27).
3.
There are two types of SSB mode: USB
(Upper-Side-Band) and LSB (Lower-SideBand).
The LSB or USB mode will be automatically
selected according to the selected band.
NOTE:
• If the Automatic USB/LSB Selection function is set to off, the last-used SSB
mode is recalled.
• The transceiver's squelch circuit interacts with the S meter. Therefore, if
the AGC-F mode is selected in the SSB mode, squelch may be muted and
unmuted according to the signal strength. To prevent this, it is recommended to
select the AGC-S mode rather than the AGC-F mode.
4.
Tune in a station to communicate with.
• Fine-tune to a frequency at which the signal
from the station is clearly heard.
NOTE:
• Be sure to set the RIT knob back to the original position before contact is
made. Otherwise, your frequency will shift off the other station's frequency.
• Check to see the frequency is not used by other stations before transmitting.
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5.
Press and hold the [PTT] key and speak into
the microphone.
The red TX LED will be lit. The reading on
the RF meter and brightness of the TX LED
will change according to the intensity of your
voice.
NOTE:
6.
Speaking too close to the microphone
or too loudly may increase distortion
and reduce clarity.
Release the [PTT] key to receive.
REFERENCE: Split-frequency operation, page
45.
2.4 Practical Techniques for SSB Operation
Introduction
In SSB operation, you may encounter various problems such as poor propagations and
interferences. This section explains how to use the special functions to overcome these problems.
Eliminating Interference (QRM)
1: Activating the IF SHIFT function
This function eliminates interference by shifting the filter pass band without changing the
receive frequency.
Turn the 'IF knob clockwise or counterclockwise to lessen interference.
2: Using the filter
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [RF] key. “Nar” appears on the display indicating
that the narrow filter is selected.
3: Activating the RF attenuator
When the received signal is noisy, it is possible that you are picking up another strong
signal from nearby.
Press the [RF] key to activate the attenuator to a desired level.
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Communicating in Bad Conditions
In HF band, propagations depend on time, season, and propagation paths. For example, signals
from the other station may fade or alternate between strong and weak. In this case, perform the
following.
1: Using the RF preamplifier
Press the [RF] key repeatedly until [+10] appears.
2: Selecting the AGC-F mode
In the SSB mode, the AGC-S mode is usually selected. However, if there are strong
signals or noise near a weak signal, the signal is suppressed by the strong signals or noise.
In this case, select the AGC-F mode to improve recieving conditions.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [MHz] key the "AGC-F" appears on the display.
Communicating with Off-frequency Stations
When communicating with a station that drifts his transmitting signal (QRH), use RIT so that
you can fine-tune to his transmitting frequency without shifting your transmission signal.
Activating the RIT function
Press the [RIT] key and rotate the RIT control knob to fine-tune to the receiving
frequency.
• The RIT operation does not change your transmit frequency so that the other station
does not need to shift the receive/transmit frequency.
Communicating in Pile-ups
Speech compressor increases the average power of the transmitted signal by amplifying the weak
part of your speech. It helps communicating in poorer propagation conditions or in pile-ups.
NOTE:
Pile-up - the condition where many stations call one station at the same time.
Using the speech compressor
Set the speech compressor to "ON" in the Set mode (see page 81).
NOTE:
Speech-compressed signal may sounds distorted or unnatural in better communication
conditions.
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2.5 AM Operation
Procedure
NOTE:
Make sure that all antenna, power, and microphone connections are correct.
1.
Turn the power on.
2.
Select the desired operating band (see page
27).
3.
Press the [MODE] key to select the AM mode.
4.
Tune in a station to communicate with.
NOTE:
Check to see the frequency is
not used by other stations before
transmitting.
5.
Press and hold the [PTT] key and speak into
the microphone.
The red TX LED will be lit. The reading of
the RF meter will change according to the
intensity of your voice.
NOTE:
Speaking too close to the microphone
or too loudly may increase distortion
and reduce clarity.
6.
Release the [PTT] key to return to receive.
NOTE:
• The output power level in the AM
mode is lower than in the other
modes (see page 34).
• Using the speech compressor
will increase the readability of
your transmit signal in poor
communicating conditions. (see page
81).
• Using the narrow filter in conjunction
with the IF SHIFT function will
effectively reduce interference (see
page 62).
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2.6 General Coverage Receiver Operation
Introducution
This section explains procedures for receiving MW and SW broadcasts using the general
coverage receiver function.
Procedure
Example: Receiving a 670 kHz (0.670 MHz) MW broadcasts
1.
Make sure that all antenna and power
connections are correct.
2.
Turn the power on. Adjust audio level.
3.
Press the [M/KHz] key repeatedly until ź
flashing above the 1 kHz frequency
indication.
4.
Press the [Ÿ] key until 7 appears on 100 kHz
digit indication.
5.
Press the [M/KHz] key once to stop flashing
ź.
6.
Press and hold [ź] key to select 70 for 10
kHz and 1 kHz order. After 3 second the step
turns faster. Now the display shows 7.670.00.
7.
Press the [M/KHz] repeatedly until ź
appears above the 1 MHz frequency
indication.
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8.
Press the [ź] key until 0 appears on 1MHz
digit indication.
9.
Press the [MODE] key to select the AM
mode.
NOTE:
You may operate [M/KHz] key to
select MHz digit as you like first,
but depending on the frequency
combination in relation to the bandplan programming, zero on the MHz
order may not be shown. In such case
as above, you may tune the 100 kHz
order first then tune to the 1 MHz
order to avoid this.
REFERENCE: It is much easier to use the numeric keys to enter the frequency
direct. See Page 30 for details.
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2.7 FM Operation
Introduction
In the FM (Frequency Modulation) mode, you can enjoy high quality sound that is less affected
by noise. This mode is frequently used in the 29 MHz band as well as VHF and UHF bands.
Procedure
NOTE:
Make sure that all antenna, power, and microphone connections are correct.
Be sure to the FM mode allocation of the band-plan in your area.
1.
Turn the power on.
2.
Adjust squelch level.
NOTE:
If squelch level (threshold) is set too
high, the transceiver will not be able to
pick up weak signals.
3.
Select the desired operating band (see page 27).
NOTE:
In the FM mode, DX-SR8 is designed
to use the super narrow (±2.5 kHz
deviation).
4.
Press the [MODE] key to select the FM
mode.
5.
Select the desired frequency.
NOTE:
• Check
to see the frequency is not used by other stations before
transimitting.
• When tuning, the [Ÿ/ź] keys may be more useful than the main
tuning dial. Frequency step for the [Ÿ/ź] keys can be selected in the
Set mode (see page 72).
6.
Press and hold the [PTT] key and speak into
the microphone.
The red TX LED will be lit.
7.
Release the [PTT] key to return to receive.
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2.8 Repeater Operation (QUICK OFFSET)
Introduction
This section explains procedures of how to access to a repeater. The function explained in this
section is referred to as a “QUICK OFFSET”.
Procedure
Example: Selecting 29.640 MHz for reception and 29.540 MHz for transmission
1.
Make sure that all antenna, power, and
microphone connections are correct.
2.
Turn the power on.
3.
Adjust squelch level.
4.
Set 29.640 MHz in the VFO A.
5.
Press the [MODE] key to select the FM
mode.
6.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [4] key
if CTCSS tone encode is required.
[T] will appear at the lower left.
7.
Select the proper CTCSS tone frequency. (See
page 81)
8.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press [5] key. The
"SPLIT" will appear on the LCD.
9.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press [7] key.
Press and hold the [ź] key or the main tuning
dial to select "-0.100.00". And then press any
key other than the [M/KHz] key and the
[Ÿ/ź] keys.
10.
Press and hold the [PTT] key and speak into
the microphone.
11.
Release the [PTT] key to return to receive.
NOTE:
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frequencies in memory channels.
Each memory channnel can store a
split frequency setting (see page 49).
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2.9 CW Operation
Introduction
In the CW (Continuous Wave) mode, you communicate with other stations by transmitting and
receiving Morse code. The code is keyed with a telegraph key.
Procedure
NOTE:
Make sure that all antenna, power, and key connections are correct.
1.
Turn the power on.
2.
Select the desired operating band (see page
27).
3.
Press the [MODE] key to select either the
CWL or CWU mode.
• The CWL mode switches reception from the
upper sideband to the lower sideband; this is
similar to the LSB mode, but suited to CW
reception.
• The CWU mode switches reception from the
lower sideband to the upper sideband; this is similar to the USB mode, but suited
to CW reception.
4.
Select a frequency of a station to communicate with.
• Pressing and holding the [RF] key allows you to monitor your transmit frequency
by sidetone.
While pressing the [RF] key longer than 1 second, press the telegraph key down
and rotate the main tuning dial until the received signal and the sidetone are
heard at the same pitch (zero-in operation).
NOTE:
• The sidetone can be selected from 400-1000 Hz step in the Set mode.
• When tuning in a CW signal, be sure to tune in the correct side beat. You can
hear the same signal on the opposite side beat which is separated at twice the
side tone frequecny. The correct beat is stronger, and is always on upper side
when receiving in CWL and lower side when receiving in CWU.
• In CW mode, we suggest that the squelch knob set to fully counterclockwise
until you get familiar with the operation.
5.
Start keying.
NOTE:
DX-SR8 has the FULL BREAK-IN and SEMI BREAK-IN modes. For the SEMI
BREAK-IN mode, you can select one of eight levels including the AUTO mode,
in which the delay time is set automatically.
6.
Stop keying to receive.
Adjusting the sidetone frequency, page 85.
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2.10 Practical Techniques for CW Operation
Introduction
In CW operation, you will encounter various problems such as poor propagations and
interferences. This section explains how to use the special functions to overcome these problems.
Reducing Interference
1: Activating IF SHIFT function
This function eliminates interference by shifting the filter pass band without changing the
receive frequency.
Turn the 'IF control knob clockwise or counterclockwise to reduce interference.
2: Using the filter
Using the narrow filter in conjunction with the IF SHIFT function will more effectively
eliminate interference.
To use the CW filter, press the [FUNC] key then press [RF] key. Repeat to disengage.
3: Activating BFO REVERSE function
Select the CWU or CWL mode.
• If your station and the other station are zeroed-in, this function will not change the
receive tone and transmit frequency. See page 64 for more details.
4: Activating the RF attenuator
The attenuator can protect the received signal from suppression and cross-modulation
caused by neighboring signals.
Communicating in Bad Conditions
Activating the RF preamplifier
Press the [RF] key repeatedly until [+10] appears.
The preamplifier will come on.
Activating the RIT function
Press the [RIT] key and rotate the RIT control knob to clarity the signal.
Communicating in Pile-ups
Selecting the FULL BREAK-IN mode
In this mode, keying will transmit and un-keying will receive automatically. This allows
you to call with perfect timing.
Select the FULL break-in mode in the Set mode (see page 79).
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2.11 Split-Frequency Operation
Introduction
When communicating with a DX (long distance) station that is using a different operating band
or is involved in a pile-up, they may be using one VFO for the receive frequency, and the other
VFO for the transmit frequency. This is called “SPLIT” operation. To facilitate this operation,
you can activate the QUICK OFFSET function (page 42) as well as the function that allows you
receive and to check the transmit frequency.
REFERENCE: SPLIT and QUICK OFFSET are used in similar purposes.
Both differenciate the TX and RX frequency. Use either one to suit your operational
comfort.
Procedure
Example: Setting the receive frequency to 7.270 MHz and the transmit frequency to 7.070
MHz (This is example only: 7.070 MHz (or 7.270 MHz) may not be allowed for SSB
operation in some countries.)
1.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [1] key
to select the VFO B.
2.
Set the desired transmit frequency in the VFO
B.
3.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [1] key
to select the VFO A. Then set the receive
frequency in the VFO A.
4.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [5] key.
“SPLIT” appears on the display.
5.
Begin communication as usual.
The last displayed VFO (whether A or B) before pressing the [FUNC] key, and the
[5] key becomes the receiving frequency.
• To cancel the split-frequency operation, press the [FUNC] key, then press the [5]
key again.
NOTE:
• Pressing and holding the [RF] key allows you to monitor the transmit frequency
during reception. While monitoring, you can fine-tune the transmit frequency
using the main tuning dial. Press any key to exit.
• Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [2] key will transfer memory data from
the selected VFO A or B to the other VFO B or A. This is useful when setting a
split frequency.
• Using the QUICK OFFSET (P.42) function will make it easier in Pile-up split,
when the station requires you to shift the current frequency upwards by 20 kHz
or downwards by 30 kHz etc.
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2.12 RTTY Packet Operation (FAX/SSTV)
Introduction
DX-SR8 has no dedicated features for RTTY packet, FAX, and SSTV operations. However,
these operations can be enabled by using the following procedures.
Audio frequency IN
GND
7
1
2
PTT
GND
6
8
5
3
4
(Microphone Connector)
Audio frequency OUT
Connecting Additional Equipment
Pin (1) — To audio output of additional equipment.
Pin (7) — To ground of the audio output.
Pin (2) — To PTT output of additional equipment.
Pin (8) — To PTT GND of additional equipment.
Eexternal speaker jack — To RECEIVE SIGNAL. AF-IN.
Procedure
1.
Turn the power on.
2.
Select the mode.
• You may like to choose the mode UT (or LT) which gives a higher pitch
passband, suited for data communications such as FAX, SSTV, RTTY, etc. To
select UT or LT, press [FUNC] key and then [MODE] key in USB mode for UT,
in LSB mode for LT. Press [FUNC] key and then [MODE] key again to go back
to USB/LSB modes.
The change of UT/LT is automatic when AUTO is selected in Menu 9 (Page 77),
it turns to UT for USB bands, LT for LSB bands.
3.
Select the desired operating band.
4.
Start receiving.
RTTY (AFSK)
AFSK (300 baud)
AFSK (1200 baud)
FAX
SSTV
Mode commonly used
LSB
SSB
FM
SSB/FM
SSB/FM
DX-SR8
LT
UT/LT
FM
UT/LT/FM
UT/LT/FM
REFERENCE: Third-party-mode peripherals are available to ease data-mode
operations. Please follow instructions of the devices as well in case
you use them.
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Memory Features
3.1 Basics
This transceiver has three memory banks. 200 memory channels are available in each bank, for
a total of 600 channels. Each can retain different operating data such as receive and transmit
frequencies mode, tone etc. It is useful to store regularly used frequencies in the memory and
operate in the memory mode.
Features
Each Memory channel including 00-199 and P1, P2 channel can store following
parameters:
• Transmit/receive frequency (including split frequency)
• Mode (SSB, CW, FM, AM, etc.)
• Filter (standard/narrow, not applicable in the FM mode)
• RF (preamplifier/attenuator, not applicable in the FM mode)
• AGC (slow/fast, not applicable in the FM mode)
• NB (ON/OFF, not applicable in the FM mode)
• Tone (ON/OFF, for FM mode only)
• SPLIT (ON/OFF)
• Output power
• Skip channel setting
Functions in the MEMORY mode
• Memory frequency access protection (see page 73)
• Memory overwrite protection (see page 72)
• Memory-VFO transfer (see page 53)
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3.2 Simplex-VFO-Frequency Programming
Procedure
Example: Storing 7.050.00 MHz and LSB into memory channel “188” in bank A.
Please note that a symbol † stands for “blank” bank and nothing appears on the display.
Setting data
1.
Set the data to be stored in VFO made.
Selecting a memory channel
2.
Press the [FUNC] key. The memory number
starts to flash.
3.
Pressing [V/M] key switches the bank †
(blank), A and B, select the A bank.
4.
Press the [Ÿ/ź] keys (or the [UP/DOWN]
keys of the microphone) to select memory
channel “188”. In this case, [ź] or [DOWN]
key works faster to select “188”.
An empty channel is shown with a flashing
[Memory No.].
5.
Press and hold the [V/M] key for more then 1
second while “FUNC” is on the display, a
beep sounds, then flashing number disappears
to complate the memory programming.
6.
If a previously programmed channel is
selected in step 4, the memory channel will
be overwritten by executing the procedure in
step 5.
Read P.51 for memory operation
NOTE:
To avoid overwriting, use overwrite
protection in the Set mode menu 01,
P.72.
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3.3 Split-Frequency Programming Using Quick Offset Function
Procedure
Example: Programming 14.275.00 MHz (transmit frequency) and 14.250.0 MHz (receive
frequency) into memory channel “59”
Setting data
1.
Set 14.250 MHz (receive frequency) in either
VFO A or VFO B.
2.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press [5] key. The
"SPLIT" will appear on the LCD.
3.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press [7] key.
Press the [Ÿ/ź] keys or the main tuning dial
to select "+0.025.00". And then press any key
other than the [M/KHz] key and the [Ÿ/ź]
keys. A beep sounds.
4.
Press [FUNC] key, then press the [Ÿ/ź]
keys to select memory channel “59”.
5.
Press and hold the [V/M] key for more than 1
second. A beep sounds and programming is
completed. Read P.51 for memory operation.
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3.4 Split-frequency Programming
Procedure
Example: Programming 29.540.00 MHz (transmit frequency) and 29.640.00 MHz (receive
frequency) into memory channel “03”
Setting data
1.
Set 29.540.00 MHz (transmit frequency) in
the VFO A.
• Select FM mode by [MODE] key. Press
[FUNC] then [4] key to activate CTCSS
tone encoding. [T] appears on the display.
2.
Hold the [V/M] key for 1 second until a beep is heard. Press [FUNC] then [1] key
to switch to the VFO B. Observe that the VFO B is set to the same state as VFO A.
3.
Set 29.640.00 MHz (receive frequency) in the VFO B.
4.
Press the [FUNC] then [5] key to indicate
“SPLIT” on the display.
Selecting a Memory Channel
5.
Press the [FUNC] key while the receive frequency is displayed. The frequency
shown in step 2 is the receive frequency.
6.
Press the [Ÿ/ź] keys to select memory
channel “03.”
7.
Press and hold the [V/M] key for more than 1
second. A beep sounds and completes the
setting.
NOTE:
There is no priority between A and B.
Select either VFO for RX frequency
and perform step 7.
Read P.51 for memory operation.
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3.5 Memory Mode Operation
Procedure
Accessing the Memory Mode
1.
Press the [V/M] key to display the channel
number and MEMO.
The last-used memory channel will be
recalled.
NOTE:
2.
Memory channel will not appear if
nothing has been programmed in the
memory.
To select the bank, press [FUNC] then [1]
key. Repeating this will switch between
[Blank] ĺ [A] ĺ [B].
NOTE:
Empty banks won't appear during
this operation. Program at least 1
memory channel in each bank before
performing this procedure.
3.
Press the [Ÿ/ź] keys to select the desired
memory channel.
NOTE:
• Empty channels will be skipped.
• In the Set mode, you can select
either permitting the temporary
change of parameters like mode, RIT
etc. in memory or not. (page 73)
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3.6 Memory Channel Data Erasing
Erasing Data in a Selected Memory Channel
1.
Press the [V/M] key to access the Memory
mode.
2.
Press the [Ÿ/ź] keys or press [UP/DOWN]
key of microphone to select a memory
channel that you want to erase.
3.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [3] key.
The selected channel number flashes and
completes the erase.
NOTE:
Releasing the key will not affect the
current LCD indication, but will erase
the data in the selected memory
channel.
Erasing All Memory Channels (Memory reset)
1.
Turn off the power.
Turn on with [M/KHz] and [RF] keys pressed
together to reset memory data only.
REFERENCE: See more details of available reset functions on page 87.
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3.7 Memory To VFO Data Transfer
Introduction
This function copies data from any memory channel to the VFO. This is useful when you
wish to tune in a station near the frequency stored in a memory channel.
Procedure
Example: Copying data in memory channel “06” into the VFO A
1.
Press the [Ÿ/ź] keys to select memory
channel “06” in the memory mode.
2.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [2] key.
While [VFO] icon is flashing, use [Ÿ/ź]
keys to select VFO A or B to copy the data,
then press [2] key to complete.
NOTE:
After transfer, the original data still
remains in the memory channel.
3.8 Channel Name (Alphanumeric) Registration Function
The memory channels stored in the memory mode can be displayed with an alphanumeric tag
instead of the default frequency display. There are 67 characters available including A-Z, 0-9.
1.
In the memory mode, select a channel to be
programmed.
2.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [ENT]
key.
3.
The display shows [A] flashing.
4.
Turn the Main dial or press the [Ÿ/ź] keys
to select a character to be programmed.
5.
By pressing the [ENT] key, the character
stops flashing and is entered.
An identical character to the one just entered
flashes on the immediate right ready to be
edited.
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6.
Enter the next character with the [ENT] key.
(Repeat the same sequence)
In order to store 6 letters for example, repeat
the sequence until all 6 letters are entered by
[ENT] key, and only 7th digit is flashing. To
enter 7 letters, repeat until 1st digit flashes.
7.
Pressing the [0] key during programming
will delete all characters to be programmed.
Pressing the [ · ] key to delete the last
character.
8.
Pressing any key other than the [ENT] key, [0]
key, [ · ] key and [Ÿ/ź] keys will complete
the setting and the display will return to the
original status.
NOTE:
In the memory mode, a designated alphanumeric tag is displayed instead of
the frequency. Press [FUNC] key to display the frequency temporary. Pressing
[FUNC] key again or changing the memory channel will recall the alphanumeric
display. In case [FUNC] key parameter is set to AUTO, it returns to the
alphanumeric display automatically after 5 seconds.
By pressing any key during operation, the display will return to show the channel
name. But by operating a key designated for some [FUNC] key, the unit will enter
the designated setting mode.
While displaying the name-tag (alphanumeric display), when you perform
frequency-related operation such as changing the frequency using the main dial,
the display turns to numeric indication temporary for 5 seconds then goes back
to the name-tag.
The following table lists available characters.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
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H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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Scanning
4.1 Basics
Introduction
Scanning lets you automatically search for signals across a specific frequency range or among
programmed memory channels. There are five types of scans; band, programmed, search,
memory, and priority.
Basically the squelch must be closed (muted) to run the scans. However, the following scan
modes work regardless of the squelch level.
* Search Scan
* Priority Scan
* Timer scan setting parameters are set to one of B1S to B30M. In this case, the scan resumes by
elapsed time, not by the presence of the signal (squelch status). This setting may be useful for
monitoring data-communication signals that squelch must be opened always, such as Pactor
and HFDL aircraft digital geo-locating traffics, in the memory mode
Scan Types
Band scan
This scan searches the entire frequency range of the amateur radio band in user-specified
steps.
Band (MHz)
1.8
3.5
5.3
7
10
14
18
21
24
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Step
Frequency steps are set according to mode. Default settings are as follows:
SSB, CW:
0.1 kHz
AM:
1.0 kHz
FM:
2.5 kHz
(See page 71, 72 to frequency steps.)
• When the general coverage receiver is activated, this scan also searches for signals
between the amateur radio bands. For example, if the starting frequency is 12.00000
MHz, it scans between 10.1500 MHz-13.9999 MHz in case of T-version.
The following diagram shows how signals are scanned, depending on the frequency
where the scan is started.
Amateur band A
General
coverage
band A
General
coverage
Amateur band B band B
Amateur band C
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Programmed Scan
This function scans an user-specified range of
frequencies. Before using this function, you need to
specify the upper and lower frequency limits for
programmed-scanning. These frequencies are called
“Programmed scan channels”, and are available a
pair in VFO A and VFO B separately. By referring to
Page 60, set the upper and lower limit frequencies in
the P1 and P2 channels of the memory-bank A for
VFO-A, the bank B for VFO-B operations. The P1/
P2 channels are not available in the Blank memory
bank. The “P” on the display flashes during the
Programmed Scan.
NOTE:
P1
P2
• The tuning step and modulation mode of the Program scan function are the same as
those set for the VFO at moment of scanning.
• The modulation mode stored in P1/P2 memories are always disregarded for
programmed scan but P1/P2 channels can be used also as normal "memory channels"
for memory operation.
Search Scans
This search mode is convenient to high-speed scan pre-determined width of frequency
regardless of the band of operation.
Suppose the selected range is 100 kHz in the Set mode, and current frequency is 7.102.83
MHz. By activating this function, it scans between 7.100.00 and 7.199.99 MHz shown as
the range B below. Press [UP] key during the scan to move up to the next 100 kHz range
that is C, or [DOWN] key to scan the range A. Setting 200 kHz in the Set mode scans
both A and B, and pressing [UP] key will move to scan C and D range in this case. The “S”
on the display flashes during the Search Scan. Press PTT to stop scanning.
A
7.0 MHz
B
7.1 MHz
C
7.2 MHz
D
7.3 MHz
7.4 MHz
Memory scan
• This scan searches for signals in programmed memory channels by numerical order.
• Unprogrammed memory channels will be skipped.
It scans only programmed memory channels. Pressing the [Ÿ] key or the microphone’s
[UP] key will scan upwards and pressing the [ź] key or the microphone’s [DOWN] key
will scan downwards through the channels.
1ch
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2ch
3ch
99ch
199ch
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Priority Scan
• The transceiver receives signals on a VFO or a memory channel for 5 seconds, and
then scans a memory or a VFO you specified for 0.5 seconds (2 seconds if squelch is
unmuted).
VFO A priority
VFO B priority
Memory priority A
Memory priority B
Display frequency
(5 seconds)
VFO A
VFO B
Memory
Memory
Priority frequency
(0.5 seconds)
Memory
Memory
VFO A
VFO B
Scanning conditions
Details of each scan operation will be explained starting from the next page. But before passing
to the scan operation. Please understand the scan resume and starting conditions as follows.
Scan modes
Band scan, Programmed scan and Memory scan modes have specific condition for
stopping and resuming scanning. Please refer to the Page 73 Menu 03 for details.
To Start scanning
There are 2 ways to start the Band, Programmed, or Search scans. Pre-select the scan
mode in the Set mode, or select the mode every time before scanning.
1.
Select either one of Band scan, Program scan, Search scan or “select” in the Menu
04 of the Set mode on Page 74 before scanning.
2.
Other than the “Select” parameter, the respective scan mode will start by pressing
[FUNC] then [8] key in the operation mode.
3.
When the “Select” is set, a list of scan mode will appear on the display by pressing
[FUNC] then [8] key. Use [Ÿ/ź] keys or rotating the main dial to select the mode
you prefer and press [8] again to start scanning.
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4.2 Band Scan
By setting the Band scan in the Set mode Menu 04 (Page 74):
1.
Enter to either the VFO A or B in the VFO
mode.
2.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [8] key
to start scanning. During this scan mode, the
decimal points flash as shown.
3.
Use the [Ÿ/ź] or [UP/DOWN] keys to
change the scan direction. Press any key (other
than the [Ÿ/ź] and [UP/DOWN] keys) to
exit.
NOTE:
• In the SSB or CW mode, the scan
is not likely to pause at a frequency
where the received sound is clear.
By setting the resumption time
long enough, you can fine-tune the
frequency using the RIT control knob
while the scan pauses.
• The scan proceeds to the upper limit
of the band and returns to the lower
limit of the band, or vice versa.
• Set the frequency step according to
the band and modulation mode used
there. For example, select a 10 kHz
step in 29 MHz FM band.
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4.3 Programmed Scan
By setting the Programmed scan in the Set mode Menu 04:
1.
Enter to the VFO A or B in the VFO mode.
Be sure that the P1/P2 channels are correctly
programmed in the memory channels prior to
use this scan mode.
2.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [8] key
to start scanning. During this scan mode, the
decimal point and “P” flash as shown.
3.
Use the [Ÿ/ź] or [UP/DOWN] keys to
change the scan direction. Press any key (other
than the [Ÿ/ź] and [UP/DOWN] keys) to
exit.
NOTE:
Regardless of the current VFO
frequency, the scanning range will be
set in the VFO automatically when the
scan starts.
4.4 Search Scan
By setting the Search scan in the Set mode Menu 04 and 100 kHz in the Menu 05:
1.
Enter to either the VFO A or B in the VFO
mode.
2.
Set any frequency to scan in 100 kHz range
and the modulation mode you desire.
3.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [8] key
to start scanning. During this scan mode, the
decimal point and “S” flash as shown.
4.
Use the [Ÿ/ź] or [UP/DOWN] keys to
change the scan direction. Press any key (other
than the [Ÿ/ź] and [UP/DOWN] keys) to
exit.
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4.5 Memory Scan
To scan the memory channels stored in the selected memory bank:
1.
Enter to either one of the memory banks. The
memory indication appears like an example
on upper left corner of the display.
2.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [8] key
to start scanning. During this scan mode, the
decimal points flash as shown.
This is an example. Actual memory
channel number may vary.
Flash while scanning is in progress.
3.
Use the [Ÿ/ź] or [UP/DOWN] keys to
change the scan direction. Press any key (other
than the [Ÿ/ź] and [UP/DOWN] keys) to
exit.
4.6 Skip-channel Setting
Memory channels that are set as skip-channels will be excluded from scanning during Memory
Scan. This designation can be set even after the memory is programmed.
1.
Press the [FUNC] key in the Memory mode,
and then press the [V/M] key while the FUNC
icon is displayed. Skip setting of a memory
channel selected is now in place.
A decimal point will appear as shown when
skip channels are set.
NOTE:
2.
The same decimal point will appear
when the alphanumeric tag is set.
To cancel the skip-channel setting, repeat the
step 1.
IMPORTANT: P1 and P2 are always skipped.
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4.7 Priority Scan
You can monitor 2 frequencies every 5/0.5 seconds alternatively. Any combination of VFO and
/ or memory channel frequency can be coupled for priority monitoring. Stay tuned to the main
frequency you wish to monitor for 5seconds, and select the priority frequency (or channel) to
monitor 0.5 seconds (and stay there for 2 seconds if a signal is picked up).
Example: Receiving the VFO A and monitoring a memory channel as a priority channel.
1.
Enter to the memory mode and select a
channel to monitor as a priority.
2.
Press the [V/M] key to enter to the VFO
mode and tune to a frequency you wish to
monitor for 5 seconds.
3.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [6] key
to start the priority monitoring. Press any
key (other than the [Ÿ/ź] and [UP/DOWN]
keys) to exit.
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5.1 Interference Reducers
Introduction
As explained in previous chapters, this transceiver has built-in functions to reduce
interferences. This section explains how to use these functions to reduce interference in
detail, although you may be already familiar with these features.
IF SHIFT
The IF SHIFT function is used to shift the IF pass band without changing the receive
frequency. If there is an interference signal near the received signal, rotate the 'IF control
knob to get the interference signal out of the receive band.
pass band
(A)
NOTE:
(B)
0
0
0
∆IF
∆IF
∆IF
• This function can shift the IF pass band within a range of only ±1.5 kHz.
• This function will be disabled in the AM and FM modes.
• This function can also be used to adjust the audio quality to suit your preferences.
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Narrow Filter
The narrow filter can be used in AM, SSB and CW mode. This allows you to effectively
reduce interference.
(A)
(A)
(B)
(B)
0
0
Standard filter
Narrow filter
• If there are interference signals (A) and (B) when the standard filter is used, using the
narrow filter will reduce the interference.
NOTE:
Using the narrow filter will change the audio slightly.
• Filter bandwidth
Standard
CW
SSB
AM
FM
Narrow
1.0
2.4
9
9
1.
Press the [FUNC] key then press the [RF]
key.
• “Nar” appears on the LCD display.
2.
Repeat the same sequence to switch between
the Standard/Narrow filters.
• To clarify the received signal, use the ¨IF
function together.
NOTE:
0.5
1.0
2.4
Use of narrow filter may result in
poorer performance to operate some
data-modes. Be mindful to switch
the filter according to your operation
mode.
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CW BFO REVERSE
The CW mode has CWU (upper sideband) and CWL
(lower sideband) options. Selecting the CWU or
CWL can help reduce interference.
When your receive frequency is zeroed-in with
the other station's transmit frequency, this function
would not affect the receive tone or transmit
frequency.
1.
Press the [MODE] key to select the CWU or
CWL mode.
Or, press and hold the [MODE] key to flash
MODE. Select the mode using the [Ÿ/ź]
keys or the microphone [UP/DOWN] keys.
Any key operation stops flashing the mode
display.
fBFO
(B)
(A)
(C)
CWU
(C)
(B)
(A)
CWL
(A) Desired signal
(B) Interference signal
(C) Reception pitch
NB (Noise Blanker)
The noise blanker suppresses pulse noise generated by car ignition etc to clarify the
receiving signal.
1.
Press the [FUNC] key then press the [9] key.
The "NB" icon will be displayed.
NOTE:
Do NOT leave this function activated
always. As a side-effect, adjacent
strong signals may cause interferences
to your receiving frequency.
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5.2 Other Useful Functions
RIT/TXIT Function
RIT/TXIT Function
Once the communication is established, instead of using the main dial, RIT and TXIT are
used to fine-tune the operating frequencies during the communication.
RIT is the feature to vary your receiving frequency only without changing the transmitting
frequency, TXIT is vice versa. RIT is useful to fine-tune to the receiving signal per your
preference, while TXIT is used to help your communicating station's reception of your
signal while you stay tuned to his frequency.
Both features vary the frequencies within the range of ±1.2 kHz. RIT/TXIT can be used
together or separately.
Procedure
1.
Press the [RIT] key.
The displayed icon will change in the following manner:
RIT
2.
RIT/TXIT
TXIT
OFF (not displayed)
Rotate the RIT control knob to adjust the
receive/transmit frequency.
NOTE:
The TXIT function can be disabled in
the Set mode.
IMPORTANT: • Never operate the main dial
while you are using RIT/TXIT
functions. It will change the
original operating frequency
causing interferences to
adjacent stations or off-
Displays the mode and RIT/
TXIT shift frequency while this
feature is activated.
frequency from your
communicating station. Be
extra-cautious always to
exit from RIT/TXIT operation
before start using the main
dial.
• ±'F feature explained in the
following section is another
very useful way to exit from
RIT/TXIT and start operating
with the main dial.
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±'f (Plus-Minus Delta F) Function
This feature adds current RIT/TXIT values to the original operating frequency and exits
from the RIT/TXIT function. This is useful when your communication frequency is
established and RIT/TXIT is no longer necessary.
Procedure
1.
While operating RIT/TXIT, press [FUNC] key.
2.
Press the [RIT] key to complete the
procedure. RIT/TXIT icon disappears.
NOTE:
Observe the RIT value shown with a
finger. It indicates +1.1, but actually it
could be any number between 1.10 to
1.19 kHz, because of the frequency
display resolution. Therefore like in
this example, instead of being added
by 1.00 kHz exactly, 1.15 kHz may
be added to the original frequency
respecting the actual RIT/TXIT values.
VFO A=B Function
This function copies the VFO setting A to B or vice versa.
NOTE:
This is useful when you wish to move to another similar operating condition by just slightly
changing some settings, leaving the original status, or switch between these 2 conditions.
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1.
Set the VFO as you desire.
2.
Hold the [V/M] key for more than one
second. A beep sounds (but nothing changes
on the display). Press the [FUNC] then press
the [1] key to copy the VFO status to another
VFO and remain there.
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MULTI FUNCTION Feature
Any key operation can be assigned to the [MF] key as a short-cut.
* All key functions and Set mode parameters can be assigned to this feature except [PTT]
key operation.
Example: Assign the scan speed setting in the Set mode to the [MF] key.
1.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [MF]
key. The  icon flashes.
2.
Press the [FUNC] key for more than 1 second.
“SET” will appear indicating the transceiver
is in the Parameter Setting mode.
3.
Select the timer scan setting menu by pressing
the [Ÿ/ź] keys.
* See Menu 03 on page 73 to select the timer
scan setting.
4.
Press any key other than [Ÿ/ź] key.
5.
Press the [MF] key. The  stops flashing.
6.
Press the [MF] key, the display show the
timer scan setting menu.
* You can assign different functions at any time you may so wish by just repeating
above procedure.
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DIAL LOCK Function
This function locks the main tuning dial to prevent accidental frequency changes.
NOTE:
This function is useful in mobile operation where the main tuning dial may be rotated by
car vibrations, etc. While this function is activated, tuning is still possible with the [c/d]
keys and RIT control knob.
Procedure
1.
Press the [
] key.
will appear.
• To cancel this function, press the [
again.
] key
KEY LOCK Function
Key lock function blocks operations of the main dial and most of other key operations.
In the Key-lock status, only the following operations are permitted other than the Power
ON/OFF and the [FUNC] key operation.
[Functions permitted during the Key-lock]
• PTT • AF level • Squelch level • IF shift • RIT/TXIT (if activated in advance)
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1.
Press the [FUNC] key, then press the [
key.
2.
will flash.
• To cancel this function, press the [FUNC]
key, then press the [
] key again.
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CABLE CLONE
This feature will copy the programmed data and parameters in the master unit to slave
units. It copies the parameters and memory program settings.
Plug configuration (both for Master/Slave)
GND
3.5 mm stereo-mini plug
Master side
DATA
TX/RX
Slave side
Connection
Make a cable using 3.5 mm stereo-mini plugs as shown above. Make a master unit by
setting and programming it as desired. Turn off both units. Connect the cable between the
Speaker jacks on both master and slave. Turn both radios on after the connection is made.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to connect cables while the units are turned OFF.
[Slave side]
1.
Go to receive mode (VFO or Memory) and stand-by.
2.
When the cloning starts, LD*** shows up on the display.
3.
When the cloning is successfully completed, the display will show [PASS].
4.
Turn off the power. Disconnect the cable and repeat the sequence to clone the next
slave unit.
[Master side]
1.
Turn the power on while pressing the [MODE] key. CLONE will be displayed and
the radio enters the clone mode.
2.
Press PTT. SD*** will be displayed and it starts sending the data into the slave
unit.
3.
[PASS] will appear on the display when the data is successfully transmitted.
4.
The master unit may stay turned on for the next clone, or turn off the unit to exit
from the clone mode.
If the data is not successfully transmitted, [ERROR] will appear on the display. Turn off
both units, make sure the cable connection is correct and repeat the entire operation from
the beginning. If you quit the operation in condition that the clone is incompleted, please
ALL-reset the slave unit by referring to P.87.
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IMPORTANT: Please read the following pages thoroughly prior to the change of any parameters. THE
PARAMETERS CANNOT BE SET WITHOUT ENTERING THE SET MODE.
By entering the Parameter Setting mode, some of the radio’s operating parameters can be
changed to suit your preferences. The following is the Selectable Parameters’ Menu.
A List of the Setting Mode Parameters
Menu
00
Default display
SSB-0.1
AM-1.0
FM-2.5
PROT-OF
ACCS-ON
SC- 2S
B-SCAN
SSC-50
SKIP
DIMR-32
BEEP-ON
U/L-ON
AGC-ON
TXIT-ON
EKEY-ON
WPM-20
PADDL-N
ST-800
BKIN-AT
RAT-3.0
T-88.5
SPH-OFF
PTT.L-OF
APO-OFF
UD-RPT
FUNC-MN
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Function
Frequency Step of the [Ÿ/ź] Keys Setting
Memory Overwrite Protection
Memory Frequency Access Protection
Timer SCAN Setting
Select Scan types
Search range setting for Search scan
Memory scan skip Setting
Dimmer
Beep Sound
Automatic USB / LSB Selection
Automatic AGC-S / AGC-F Selection
TXIT Function Setting
Electronic Keyer Setting
Electronic Keyer Speed Setting
Electronic Keyer Reverse Setting
Sidetone (CW Offset) Setting
Break-in Delay Time for CW operation
Key ratio
CTCSS Tone Encoding Setting
Speech Compressor
PTT Key Lock
APO-Auto Power OFF
UP/DOWN keys function setting
FUNC key resume timing setting
Default Value
0.1 kHz
1.0 kHz
2.5 kHz
OFF
ON
2S
BAND SCAN
50 kHz
SKIP
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ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
20 WPM
PADDLE-N
800 Hz
AUTO
3.0
88.5 Hz
OFF
OFF
OFF
REPEAT
MANUAL
To Use the Parameter Setting Mode
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1.
Press [FUNC] key for more than 1 second. Alpanumeric characters will appear
indicating the transceiver is in the Parameter Setting mode. Please observe the
menu number to understand which parameter you are currently dealing with.
2.
Select a menu by pressing the [Ÿ/ź] keys, or [UP/DOWN] keys on the
microphone.
3.
Rotate the main dial to change the desired setting. In case the available parameter
is 2 items, such as ON/OFF, rotate the dial clockwise or counterclockwise to select
either one.
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4.
Press [Ÿ/ź] or [UP/DOWN] keys again to set the selected parameter and move
to the next programming.
5.
Press any key other than [Ÿ/ź] or [UP/DOWN] keys to set the selected parameter
and exit from the Parameter setting mode. A beep sounds.
Menu 00. Frequency Step of the [c/d] Keys Setting
* You should select the modulation mode in advance then enter to the Set mode to change the
parameter in this menu.
• SSB and CW Modes
Menu number
1.
While the unit is in SSB or CW mode, enter
into the Set mode and select menu 00.
2.
The current frequency step will be displayed.
3.
You can change the frequency step as below
by rotating the main dial.
DOWN direction
SSB-0.1
(kHz)
UP direction
SSB-0.5
SSB-1.0
SSB-2.5
• AM Mode
1.
While the unit is in AM mode, enter into the
Set mode and select menu 00.
2.
The current frequency step will be displayed.
3.
You can change the frequency step as below
by rotating the main dial.
DOWN direction
AM-1.0
(kHz)
UP direction
AM-2.5
AM-5.0
AM-9.0
AM-10.0
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• FM Mode
1.
While the unit is in FM mode, enter into the
Set mode and select menu 00.
2.
The current frequency step will be displayed.
3.
You can change the frequency step as below
by rotating the main dial.
DOWN direction
FM-2.5
(kHz)
UP direction
FM-5.0
FM-10.0
FM-12.5
FM-20.0
Menu 01. Memory Overwrite Protection
This function protects all memory channels from accidental overwriting.
1.
The [PROT-OF] appears on the display.
(Default)
2.
Turn the main dial clockwise, the display
changes into the [PROT-ON] and the Memory
Overwrite Protection is activated.
counterclockwise
PROT-OF
NOTE:
clockwise
PROT-ON
The feature determines only allows or
prohibits “memory overwrite”. Memory
data erase is still possible regardless
of this parameter.
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Menu 02. Memory Frequency Access Protection
Memory frequencies can be temporary changed by using main dial etc. during the operation.
However, by selecting ACCS-OF here, the memory frequency can’t be changed except by
using RIT/TXIT. This is not a key-lock therefore you can still temporary alter other functions in
memory like output, mode, RF gain etc. even OF is selected.
1.
The [ACCS-ON] appears on the display.
(Default)
2.
Turn the main dial counterclockwise, the
display changes into the [ACCS-OF] and
the Memory Frequency Access Protection is
changed.
counterclockwise
ACCS-OF
clockwise
ACCS-ON
Menu 03. Timer SCAN Setting
Each Scan mode has specific condition for stopping and resuming scanning. Select one of the
conditions below for your scan operation.
1.
The current timer scan setting will be
displayed.
2.
You can change the scan condition as below
by rotating the main dial.
SC-OFF
SC-0
SC-1S
SC-2S ... SC-B0 ... SC-B1M ... SC-B30M
OFF:
0:
1S:
2S:
(A) 3S:
5S:
7S:
10S:
B0:
Stops scanning when a signal is picked up, and quits scanning.
Stops scanning when a signal is picked up, and will resume scanning after the signal is gone.
Stops scanning when a signal is picked up, and will resume scanning after 1 second.
Stops scanning when a signal is picked up, and will resume scanning after 2 seconds.
Stops scanning when a signal is picked up, and will resume scanning after 3 seconds.
Stops scanning when a signal is picked up, and will resume scanning after 5 seconds.
Stops scanning when a signal is picked up, and will resume scanning after 7 seconds.
Stops scanning when a signal is picked up, and will resume scanning after 10 seconds.
Will not stop scanning even when signals are picked up.
B1S:
B2S:
(B)
B3S:
B5S:
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 1 second.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 2 seconds.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 3 seconds.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 5 seconds.
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B10S:
B20S:
B30S:
B1M:
B2M:
(B)
B3M:
B5M:
B10M:
B20M:
B30M:
NOTE:
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 10 seconds.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 20 seconds.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 30 seconds.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 1 minute.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 2 minutes.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 3 minutes.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 5 minutes.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 10 minutes.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 20 minutes.
The scan stops regardless of a signal by all means, and will resume scanning after 30 minutes.
• (A) conditions require the squelch to be muted during the scan. The B0 parameter does not
stop scanning automatically therefore you need to press one of the keys like [PTT] key to stop
it manually.
• (B) conditions does not require the squelch to be muted, as the scan resumes by elapsed time
regardless of the presence of the signal.
Menu 04. Select Scan types
3 scanning modes are available in VFO mode. Selected scanning will be performed in VFO
mode.
1.
The default mode is [B-SCAN].
2.
Rotate the main dial to select the scanning
mode.
B-SCAN
B-SCAN
P-SCAN
S-SCAN
SELECT
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P-SCAN
…
…
…
…
S-SCAN
SELECT
band Scanning
Programmed scanning
Search scanning
You can select the scan mode manually before start scanning.
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Menu 05. Search range setting for Search scan
This is to set the scanning range applied to Search scanning. 50, 100 and 200 kHz are available
as parameters.
1.
Default range is [SSC-50].
2.
Rotate the main dial to select the scanning
range.
SSC-50
(kHz)
SSC-100
SSC-200
Menu 06. Memory scan skip Setting
This is to select either to include or exclude the memory-skip channels during the memoryscanning.
1.
Default is [SKIP].
2.
Rotate the main dial counterclockwise to
select [NO SKIP].
counterclockwise
NO SKIP
[SKIP]
[NO SKIP]
clockwise
SKIP
… Excludes skip channels during the memory scanning.
… Includes skip channels during the memory scanning.
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Menu 07. Dimmer
The LCD illumination dimmer is available to adjust the luminosity of the display as you prefer.
1.
The [DIMR-32] appears on the display.
(Default)
2.
By rotating the main dial, the display changes
as shown and the luminosity changes.
The brightest is 64 and will be darker as
number decreases. DIMR-00 turns off the
illumination.
DIMR-00
DIMR-01 ... DIMR-32 ... DIMR-63
DIMR-64
Menu 08. Beep Sound
If “ON” is selected, a high-pitch beep will be heard each time a valid key is pressed, and a lowpitch beep will be heard each time an invalid key is pressed. “OFF” mutes all beep sounds.
1.
The [BEEP-ON] appears on the display.
(Default)
2.
Turn the main dial counterclockwise, the
display changes into the [BEEP-OF] and
mutes the beep.
counterclockwise
BEEP-OF
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BEEP-ON
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Menu 09. Automatic USB/LSB Selection
This function automatically selects the USB or LSB mode depending on which amateur radio
band has been selected in SSB mode. If “OFF” in selected, the last-used SSB mode is recalled
regardless of the band.
1.
The [U/L-ON] appears on the display.
(Default)
2.
Turn the main dial counterclockwise, the
display changes into the [U/L-OFF] to select
USB/LSB manually.
counterclockwise
U/L-OFF
NOTE:
clockwise
U/L-ON
Even ON is set, manual selection of
USB/LSB is still possible during the
operation but returns to automatic
when the power is turned off.
Menu 10. Automatic AGC-S/AGC-F Selection
This function allows automatically select the AGC-S or AGC-F in accordance with the
modulation mode.
1.
Default range is [AGC-ON].
2.
Rotate the main dial counterclockwise to
select [AGC-OFF] to set it manually.
counterclockwise
AGC-OFF
clockwise
AGC-ON
In AGC-ON state, AGC will be automatically selected to:
SSB, AM … AGC-S
CW
… AGC-F
NOTE:
A manual selection of AGC is still possible even the parameter is set to ON position by operating
[FUNC] and [M/KHz] key. It resets to automatic when the power is turned off.
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Menu 11. TXIT Function Setting
This is to allow/prohibit the access to TXIT. If “OF”(OFF) in selected, only an RIT function
works.
1.
The [TXIT-ON] appears on the display.
(Default)
2.
Turn the main dial counterclockwise, the
display changes into the [TXIT-OF] and only
an RIT function works.
counterclockwise
TXIT-OF
NOTE:
clockwise
TXIT-ON
TXIT icon won’t appear by operating
in this state.
Menu 12. Electronic Keyer Setting
This function offers automatic dot and dash keying functions for speedy CW transmission. When
[EKEY-OF] is selected, it works in semi-automatic mode that can key only dots, while dashes
should be emitted manually, i.e. the dash contact works as straight key. When [EKEY-ON] is
selected, both dots and dashes are keyed automatically by manipulating each respective contacts.
1.
The [EKEY-ON] appears on the display.
(Default)
2.
Turn the main dial counterclockwise, the
display changes into the [EKEY-OF] and it
works in semi-automatic mode.
counterclockwise
EKEY-OF
clockwise
EKEY-ON
Menu 13. Electronic Keyer Speed Setting
This function is effective at the [EKEY-ON] (Refer to menu 12 above). It changes Electronic
Keyer speed in a range of 6 to 40 wpm.
1.
The [WPM-20] appears on the display.
(Default)
2.
By rotating the main dial, the display changes
as shown and the Electronic Keyer speed is
changed.
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WPM-40
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Menu 14. Electronic Keyer Reverse Setting
When Electronic Keyer setting is ON (Refer to menu 12), you can change the dots and the dash
keying positions (left and right strokes).
1.
Default is [PADDL-N] and operates in normal
position.
2.
Turn the main dial clockwise, the display
changes into the [PADDL-R] and reverses the
position.
counterclockwise
PADDL-N
clockwise
PADDL-R
Menu 15. Sidetone (CW Offset) Setting
The sidetone will change according to the CW offset you select.
1.
The [ST-800] appears on the display.
(Default)
2.
By rotating the main dial, the display changes
as shown and the sidetone is changed.
ST-400
(Hz)
ST-450 ... ST-800 ... ST-950
ST-1000
Menu 16. Break-in Delay Time for CW operation
You can select from AUTO BREAK-IN, SEMI BREAK-IN (selectable in 7 steps), and FULL
BREAK-IN.
1.
The current Break-in setting appears on the
display.
2.
You can change the break-in types as below
by rotating the main dial.
BKIN-FL
BKIN-1
BKIN-2 ... BKIN-6
BKIN-7
BLIN-AT
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• AT (AUTO)
The delay time for the SEMI BREAK-IN mode will be set automatically according to the
code speed being transmitted.
• 1 to 7
Select the desired delay time for the SEMI BREAK-IN mode (“1” is the shortest, and ‘’7”
is the longest).
• FL (FULL)
The FULL BREAK-IN mode.
Menu 17. Key ratio
This menu sets the CW key ratio (or weight).
1.
Default range is [RAT-3.0].
2.
You can change the Key ratio as below by
rotating the main dial.
RAT-2.5
80
RAT-3.0
RAT-3.5
RAT-4.0
RAT-4.5
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Parameter Setting Mode (Set mode)
Menu 18. CTCSS Tone Encoding Setting
The CTCSS tone, sometimes called PL tone, is a sub-audible tone superimposed on your voice.
It is used for repeater uplink on 29 MHz FM band. There are 39 types of tones. The tone setting
is activated only in FM mode.
1.
The current Encoding setting appears on the
display.
2.
You can change the CTCSS tone frequency as
below by rotating the main dial.
67.0
69.3
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
91.5
94.8
97.4
100.0 103.5 107.2 110.9
114.8 118.8 123.0 127.3 131.8 136.5 141.3 146.2
151.4 156.7 162.2 167.9 173.8 179.9 186.2 192.8
203.5 210.7 218.1 225.7 233.6 241.8 250.3
CTCSS Tone Frequency (Hz)
Menu 19. Speech Compressor
The speech compressor increases talk power. This is useful for transmission in the SSB and AM
under poorer communication condition.
1.
Default is [SPH-OFF].
2.
By rotating the main dial clockwise, select
[SPH-ON] or [ALL].
SPH-OFF
SPH-ON
SPH-ALL
* SPH-ON activates processor in SSB and AM modes. SPH-ALL activates FM mode in addition
to SSB and AM. Select this parameter only when you need to amplify the talk power of FM for
some special reason.
* Talking close to the microphone, too loud or using linear amplifier while compressor is ON,
the modulation may be distorted or transmits splatters to bother other communications.
* Turn off the processor to operate in digital modes like RTTY etc.
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Parameter Setting Mode (Set mode)
Menu 20. PTT Key Lock
This is to deactivate the PTT key.
1.
Default is [PTT.L-OF].
2.
Turn the main dial clockwise, select [PTT.
L-ON] to use DX-SR8 as a receiver.
counterclockwise
PTT.L-OF
clockwise
PTT.L-ON
Menu 21. APO-Auto Power OFF
This feature will automatically shut off the power. If there is no activity or use of the key, it will
turn off automatically after a selected time is elapsed followed by a beep sound.
1.
Default is [APO-OFF]. Use the [PWR] key to
turn on/off the unit.
2.
By rotating the main dial clockwise, select
[APO-ON] to activate the function.
APO-OFF
NOTE:
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APO-30
(Min.)
APO-60
APO-90
APO-120
APO time won’t be reset even operating the following:
• AF output • Squelch • IF shift • RIT/TXIT • Main dial
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Parameter Setting Mode (Set mode)
MENU 22. UP/DOWN keys function setting
Function for pressing [Ÿ/ź] and UP/DOWN keys on the microphone can be set to starting
scanning or a key-repeat to increase/decrease values continuously (and faster) while holding
down the key.
1.
The default is [UD-RPT] that is key-repeat
function.
2.
Rotate the main dial clockwise to select [UDSCN]. When SCN is selected, holding down
the key will start scanning according to the
current operation mode.
counterclockwise
UD-RPT
clockwise
UD-SCN
MENU 23. FUNC key resume timing setting
The FUNC key resume timing can be set to manual or auto as below:
FUNC-MN (manual resume) ...FUNC key operation remains until the next key is pressed.
FUNC-AT (Auto) ..................... FUNC key operation will be canceled automatically and FUNC
indication on the display turns off when no operation is performed
within 5 seconds.
1.
The default is [FUNC-MN].
2.
Rotate the main dial clockwise to select
[FUNC-AT]. Automatic FUNC operation is
activated.
counterclockwise
FUNC-MN
clockwise
FUNC-AT
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Maintenance
7.1 Adjustment
Introduction
DX-SR8 has been strictly tested and completely adjusted at the factory prior to shipment. When
adjusting, therefore, be careful not to touch the non-user-servisable components such as the
preset resistors/pots, and trimmers inside. Off-alignments caused by an user voids warranty.
Adjustment Item List
Remove the covers to perform the following:
• Adjusting microphone gain.
• Adjusting beep volume.
• Adjusting sidetone volume.
• Adjusting the output power of S-LOW for QRP operation.
• Selecting 100 W or 50 W output.
• Fuse replacement
IMPORTANT: Be sure to turn the POWER switch off and unplug the DC cable before removing the
covers.
Removing the FRONT unit
Removing the Covers
Remove the covers as shown below.
• Top cover
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• Bottom cover
Chapter 7
CAUTION:
Maintenance
The adjustments are strictly at users' risks and any damage to the unit due to failure of
adjustments void the warranty. If you are not familiar with the radio maintenance, please
consult your local Alinco dealer for technical assistance. S-Low setting requires a powermeter. Use only ceramic driver to deal with the potentiometers.
Procedure
Adjusting microphone gain : VR117
• Turn clockwise to increase, and turn counterclockwise to decrease.
Adjusting beep volume : VR109
• Turn clockwise to increase, and turn counterclockwise to decrease.
Adjusting side tone volume : VR111
• Turn clockwise to increase, and turn counterclockwise to decrease.
Adjusting the Super-Low output power for QRP operation: VR120
• Turn clockwise to increase, and turn counterclockwise to decrease.
Adjuat range is from approx. 0.1 to 2 watts.
Selecting 100 W or 50 W output : I
100 W : Open
50 W : Soldering
VR120
VR111 VR119
VR117
I
100 W
Solder to
short-circuit.
50 W
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Maintenance
7.2 Fuse replacement
If a fuse blows or the unit stops functioning, try to find the source of the problem, and replace
the damaged fuse with a new, rated fuse.
CAUTION:
Disconnect the DC power cable from the transceiver when changing a fuse.
The DX-SR8 has 2 types of fuses installed for transceiver protection.
• DC power cable fuses..................Blade-type 30 A
• Circuitry fuse ...............................FGMB 5 A
DC POWER CABLE FUSE REPLACEMENT
Fuse
30 A
CIRCUITRY FUSE REPLACEMENT
The 13.8V DC from the power cable is applied to all circuits in the DX-SR8 through the circuitry
fuse. This fuse is installed in the PA unit.
1.
Remove the top cover as shown on P.84.
2.
Replace the circuitry fuse as shown.
3.
Close the top cover.
Fuse 5A
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Maintenance
7.3 Reset
There are 3 types of reset modes in DX-SR8.
1. ALL reset:
Resets all customized parameters and memories to return to the factory-default
condition.
2. Memory reset: Resets memory channel data only.
3. System reset: Resets functions and Set mode parameters. Memory data remain unchanged.
Procedure
* ALL reset:
Turn off then turn on with [FUNC] key pressed.
* Memory reset: Turn off, then turn on with [M/KHz] and [RF] keys pressed together.
* System reset: Turn off, then turn on with [V/M] key pressed.
NOTE:
• None of reset can restore previous data once the reset is completed. It is recommended to
write important setting parameters and/or memory frequency information on blank pages
available at the end of this manual for your future references.
• It is recommended to use reset features whenever you get lost with the explanation of this
manual until you get familiar with the functions of DX-SR8.
All LCD segments
7.4 Cleaning
Regular cleaning is recommended to use this product in appropriate conditions.
* Be sure turn off and remove from the power source to clean the product.
* Use of cleaning devices made especially for delicate equipment such as personal computer
or digital video/camera, like special wet-tissues, anti-static brushes, dry rubber-blower etc. is
suitable to clean the surface of this product and accessories also.
* Never use thinner, benzene, alcohol or any liquid solvent otherwise damages the product and
voids warranty.
* Never use unauthorized contact-cleaners, oil, spray-blower and other materials may be used
to clean home appliances. They may not be suitable for delicate products like transceivers.
Troubles caused by use of such materials will void the warranty of this product.
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Maintenance
7.5 Troubleshooting
If a problem should occur, first try the troubleshooting procedure given below. If the problem
persists, contact your nearest ALINCO dealer for technical assistances.
Symptom
Power does not
come on.
Possible Cause
1. DC power cable is incorrectly
connected.
2. Fuse is blown.
3. Plug polarity is wrong.
4. Power switch of DC regulated power
supply is off.
5. Voltage from the power supply is
insufficient.
LCD display related 1. Power supply voltage is low. To
troubles.
transmit at 100 W output, the power
supply must be capable of supplying 30
Amps continuously at 13.8 V DC.
Remedy
1. Correctly connect cable.
2. Replace fuse. (page 86)
3. Correct polarity and replace fuse.
4. Turn power switch on.
5. Supply a regulated 13.8 V DC ± 15 %
1. • Check that DC regulated power
supply is used.
• Adjust the operating voltage within
a range of 13.8 V DC±15 % (11.7 to
15.8 V DC).
2. Check the Set mode's dimmer setting
2. No illumination.
(P.76)
1. Rotate AF control knob to adjust
No sound from
1. AF control knob is turned fully
volume. (page 25)
speaker.
counterclockwise.
2. Release [PTT] key. (page 33)
2. [PTT] key of microphone is on.
3. Stop keying with telegraph key. Also
3. Telegraph key is in transmission.
check that cable plug is not shortcircuited.
4. External speaker cable is short-circuited 4. Check cable.
or damaged.
5. Unplug headphones or earphone. (page
5. Headphones or earphone is plugged
14)
into the speaker jack.
6. Turn SQL control knob
6. Squelch level is set too high.
counterclockwise to unmute squelch.
(page 25)
1. Turn SQL control knob
Only strong signals 1. Squelch is muted.
counterclockwise. (page 25)
are received.
2. Press [RF] key to turn ATT off. (page
2. ATT is on.
31)
3. Defective antenna or short-circuited or 3. Check antenna, cable, and connector.
(page 13)
damaged coaxial cable.
4. Connect correct antenna.
4. Antenna is not suitable for reciving
band.
Received signal is 1. Wrong mode is set. (If SSB, also check 1. Press the mode key (page 26) to
not demodulated.
LSB and USB)
select a correct mode.
2. Wrong passband is set.
2. • Turn 'IF control knob to a position
where proper audio can be heard. (page
62)
• Select proper filter. (page 63)
1. Dial is locked.
1. Press [
No frequency
] key to free dial. (page 68)
change when
rotating the main
tuning dial.
Scan does not start. 1. Scan setting is incorrect in the Set mode 1. Correct the scan type (p.74) or mute the
or squelch is unmute.
squelch.
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Symptom
Cannot access
Memory mode.
Memory scan will
not start.
Memory channel
cannot be reprogrammed.
Memory frequency
cannot be changed.
No transmission or
low output power
Maintenance
Possible Cause
1. Memory channel is unprogrammed.
Remedy
1. Program memory channel. (page 48)
1. Memory channel is unprogrammed.
1. Program memory channel. (page 48)
1. Memory frequency overwrite protection 1. Turn off memory overwrite protection
is activated.
(page 72)
1. Memory channel is protected.
1. Microphone or telegraph key is
disconnected or poorly connected.
1. Turn off memory access protection (page
73)
1. Connect microphone or key correctly.
(page14, 20)
2. Check antenna connection. (page 13)
3. Correct antenna matching. Connect
correct antenna for operating bands.
4. Increase microphone gain. (page 85)
4. Microphone output level is low.
5. Transmission is inhibited ([PTT] key is 5. Unlock [PTT] key in Set mode. (page
82)
locked.)
6. Select correct frequency in an amateur
6. Transmission is made outside the
band. (page 94)
amateur band. [OFF] is displayed.
7. Power supply is insufficient in capacity. 7. Use a regulated 13.8 V DC power supply
with a capacity of 30 Amps continuous
duty. The cable for the power supply
should be kept as short as possible, and
away from co-ax if possible.
1. Turn this function off. (page 45)
1. SPLIT function is on.
2. Turn this function off. (page 65)
2. RIT/TXIT function is on.
3. (For CW) Carrier is being received on 3. Tune in the correct frequency. (page 43)
the wrong side.
2. Antenna connection is poor or wrong.
3. Antenna matching is improper.
Reception and
transmission
are normal, but
communication is
impossible.
Linear amplifier
does not activate.
1. ALC is set to wrong level.
2. Connection between DX-SR8 and the
Linear-amplifier is poor.
1. Adjust ALC level on your Linear-amp.
2. Check that relay-cable, ALC-cable,
co-ax cable are all connected properly
between DX-SR8 and the Linear-amp.
Read the instruction of the amplifier.
* About RF feed back in front control unit separation setting:
When the front control unit is separated and EDS-17 cable is used, depending on the condition
of installation, operating power and frequency, you may encounter an event that your voice
or keying tone may be heard from the speaker, or more evidently, from the headset while
transmitting. Although DX-SR8 and EDS-17's separation cable have been designed to
effectively eliminate such RF feed back, you may still experience this phenomena in some
cases. To eliminate or minimize the feedback:
* Reel the excessive amount of the cable and bind it up in the way that the cable won't make an
"antenna" for unwanted RF signal.
* Change the position of provided ferrite beads, add more beads or use a ferrite core to make a
common-mode filter on the EDS-17 cable.
* Ground the DX-SR8 properly.
* Reduce output power.
A firmware update may be available from our web site at alinco.com, and it may alter the function of the product after
the update is performed. Please refer to the information given on the same site for details. It is recommended that
you tell the version of firmware in case of contacting us or your dealer for technical assistance of this product if such
update is performed.
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Appendix
Options
Following accessories are available at your ALINCO dealer.
• EDX-2 automatic Long-wire antenna tuner
[Not RoHS compliant]
• EDS-17 Front control remote kit (Comes with 5 m Cable, front-panel bracket, unit-cover and
hardwares)
• Regulated DC power supply
• DM-330 MV series
• DM-340 MV series
IMPORTANT: Please be advised that some of the accessories listed above are not RoHS compliant
at the moment this manual has been edited, and they are intended for the sales to
where RoHS order is not effective. Please consult with your local dealer for any
updates about RoHS compliance of our products before purchase. Use of external
power source cables are at your own risk per IEC/EN60950-1.
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Appendix
About Mounting Bracket and Carrying Handle
CAUTION:
Use only specified screws otherwise may cause damages to the components inside
and voids warranty.
Screw holes for mounting bracket
Use a third-party mounting bracket for mobile operation.
recommended
screw M4 × 8
recommended
screw M5 × 6
(Stand)
Screw holes for a carrying handle
Use a third-party handle for your convenience.
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Appendix
External Antenna Tuner (Optional)
ALINCO EDX-2
• Connection Example
Radiating element
DX-SR8
EDX-2
Coax Cable
* Although EDX-2 has been designed to be water-proof, it is strongly suggested to shelter from
rain and/or direct sunlight.
Radiating
element
(antenna wire)
CAUTION:
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EDX-2's output terminal can be connected to long-wire or grounded vertical antennas
only. Never connect it to antennas fed by coax-cable. Please be sure to read the
instruction manual of EDX-2 for more important details and information.
Appendix
Specifications
General
Operating mode
Number of memory channels
Antenna impedance
Frequency stability
Power requirement
Ground method
Current drain
Receive
Transmit
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
Transmitter
Power output
SSB, CW, FM
AM
Modulation system SSB
AM
FM
Spurious emissions
Carrier suppression
Unwanted sideband
Maximum FM deviation
Receiver
Receiver type
Sensitivity
SSB
CW
AM
DX-SR8 ALL MODELS
J3E (USB, LSB), A3E (AM), A1A (CW), F3E (FM)
600 channels simplex
50 ȍ unbalanced
± 1ppm
13.8 V DC ±15 % (11.7 to 15.8 V)
Negative ground
1.0 A (max.) 0.7 A (Squelched)
20 A
-10 °C to 60 °C (+14 °F to +140°F)
240 (w) × 94 (h) × 255 (d) mm (Projections not included)
(9.45” (w) × 3.7” (h) × 10” (d))
240 (w) × 100 (h) × 293 (d) mm
(9.45” (w) × 3.94” (h) × 11.54” (d))
Approx. 4.1 kg (9 pounds)
100 W (Hi) Approx.10 W (LOW) Approx. 1 W (S-LOW)
40 W (Hi) Approx. 4 W (LOW) Approx. 0.4 W (S-LOW)
Balanced modulation
Low power modulation
Reactance modulation
Less than -50 dB (Less than -45 dB in 30 m band)
More than 40 dB
More than 50 dB (1 kHz)
± 2.5 kHz
Double conversion superheterodyne
(0.15 to 1.8 MHz) 0 dBu (1 uV)
(1.8 to 30 MHz) -12 dBu (0.25 uV)
(0.15 to 1.8 MHz) +20 dBu (10 uV)
(1.8 to 30 MHz) +6 dBu (2 uV)
FM
(28 to 30 MHz) -6 dBu (0.5 uV)
Intermediate frequency
1st 71.75 MHz 2nd 455 kHz
SSB, CW, AM (narrow) 2.4 kHz/-6 dB 4.5 kHz/-60 dB
Selectivity
AM, FM
6 kHz/-6 dB 18 kHz/-60 dB
Spurious and image rejection ratio
More than 70 dB
Audio output power
More than 2.0 W (8 ȍ,10 %THD)
RIT variable range
± 1.2 kHz
Microphone impedance
Transmit Frequency coverage
Receiver Frequency coverage
DX-SR8
2 kȍ
1.6 MHz - 29.99999 MHz
30 kHz - 34.99999 MHz
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Microphone impedance
Transmit Frequency
160m band (1.8 M)
coverage
80m band (3.5 M)
* 60m band (5.3 M)
40 m band (7 M)
30 m band (10 M)
20 m band (14 M)
17 m band (18 M)
15 m band (21 M)
12 m band (24 M)
10 m band (28 M)
Receiver Frequency coverage
DX-SR8T
300 ȍ
1.80000 - 1.99999 MHz
3.50000 - 3.99999 MHz
5.33050 MHz
5.34650 MHz
5.36650 MHz
5.37150 MHz
5.40350 MHz
7.00000 - 7.29999 MHz
10.10000 - 10.14999 MHz
14.00000 - 14.34999 MHz
18.06800 - 18.16799 MHz
21.00000 - 21.44999 MHz
24.89000 - 24.98999 MHz
28.00000 - 29.69999 MHz
135 kHz - 29.99999 MHz
DX-SR8E
1.80000 - 1.99999 MHz
3.40000 - 3.99999 MHz
-
6.90000 - 7.49999 MHz
9.90000 - 10.49999 MHz
13.90000 - 14.49999 MHz
17.90000 - 18.49999 MHz
20.90000 - 21.49999 MHz
24.40000 - 25.09999 MHz
28.00000 - 29.99999 MHz
135kHz - 29.99999 MHz
* TX output power of 60 m band is limited to 50 W. (High; LOW 10 W, S-LOW 1 W)
NOTE:
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All specifications are subject to change without notice ore obligation.
Appendix
Quick references of keys and parameters
setting mode.
* You may make copies of this page, cut
the charts and carry them with the unit for
your references.
Quick Reference of control keys
M→V
BANK
(1.9M)
MF SET
(7M)
(18M)
TUNE
(5.3M)
SPLIT
TONE
SHIFT
M Erase
(3.5M)
PRIORITY
(10M)
(14M)
NB
SCAN
(21M)
H/L/SL
(24M)
UT/LT
NAME
(28M)
MW
*VFO A=B
AGC-S/F
*Set Mode
±∆f
NAR
*Tx Moni
Key Lock
*Press and hold for 1 second.
Parameter Setting Mode
Menu Default display
SSB-0.1
00
AM-1.0
FM-2.5
01
PROT-OF
02
ACCS-ON
03
SC- 2S
04
B-SCAN
05
SSC-50
06
SKIP
07
DIMR-32
08
BEEP-ON
09
U/L-ON
10
AGC-ON
11
TXIT-ON
12
EKEY-ON
13
WPM-20
14
PADDL-N
15
ST-800
16
BKIN-AT
17
RAT-3.0
18
T-88.5
19
SPH-OFF
20
PTT.L-OF
21
APO-OFF
22
UD-RPT
23
FUNC-MN
Function
Frequency Step of the S/T Keys Setting
Memory Overwrite Protection
Memory Frequency Access Protection
Timer SCAN Setting
Select Scan types
Search range setting for Search scan
Memory scan skip Setting
Dimmer
Beep Sound
Automatic USB / LSB Selection
Automatic AGC-S / AGC-F Selection
TXIT Function Setting
Electronic Keyer Setting
Electronic Keyer Speed Setting
Electronic Keyer Reverse Setting
Sidetone (CW Offset) Setting
Break-in Delay Time for CW operation
Key ratio
CTCSS Tone Encoding Setting
Speech Compressor
PTT Key Lock
APO-Auto Power OFF
UP/DOWN keys function setting
FUNC key resume timing setting
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