[amsat-bb] Alinco DJ-580

Greg D ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 06:22:59 UTC 2017

Hi Terry,

Well, the small NiCd battery pack on my DJ-580 has a nominal 7.2 volt
rating (when years ago it would hold a charge, that is), so a 9v supply
should be plenty for proper operation.  You won't get the full 5 watts
out, but receive audio should be unaffected. 

Perhaps the audio connectors might be dirty?  Also, recall that there is
a difference between the V.U.SP jack on the left, and the SP jack in the
middle, with a stereo plug required for the V.U.SP jack.  Which are you
using?  Volume control still work (no dirty wiper contacts)?

I've not used the radio for some years now, though it does still power
up with external power...  Might be worth dusting off, since it is full

Greg  KO6TH

Wendy and Terry Osborne wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I’m trying to resurrect my old Alinco DJ-580 for use on AO-85/91.
> When using the DC supply socket on the side with a 9 V plug pack, 
> I’m finding that the Rx audio output is very low (the nicad pack has at least 1 dead cell).
> Is anyone still using one of these radios and if so how well does it perform?
> 73,
> Terry Osborne ZL2BAC 
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