[amsat-bb] Alinco DJ-G7T as a full-duplex FM Sat rig?

dave@k7daa.com dave at k7daa.com
Wed Jun 30 00:08:26 PDT 2010

It's been a while now since I've heard any discussion about this Alinco HT
since its debut just over a year ago.  The first reviews were fairly
negative, with most comments pointing towards immature firmware.  I know
that Alinco has sent out a number of updates of this HT's operating system
since then, but I don't know how important or effective these improvements

A ham friend of mine bought one about six months ago, and tells me he is
very pleased with his, enjoying some 1.2 Gig SF Bay Area repeater systems.
 He has never used the satellites, though, (yep, it's a pity!) so could
not tell me anything about how well this HT accomplishes full-duplex FM
sat operation.

So, my question to those of you that own this HT and have kept up with the
updates:  Is this product worth another look?  Has it matured
sufficiently?  I'm probably most interested in how well it performs in
full-duplex mode for FM satellites, hence my reason for posting this
question here.

So what say ye, DJ-G7T owners?  Worth it, or not?  Is the full-duplex
sensitivity and functionality good, or do you have to accept some
degradation or other compromises?

73 es tnx in advance,

Dave - K7DAA

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