Alinco DX-70TH reviews

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Reviewed by
W4FJE
Review date
Jun 5th 2013, 13:26
Purchased
New in 1997
USD  0.00
Performance
5 of 5
Build quality
5 of 5
Features
4 of 5
User friendliness
4 of 5
Value for money
5 of 5

Tough mobile rig

I've owned the DX-70 since they came out in the late 90's. It's been exclusively a mobile rig although I have used in in the shack. As a mobile rig it is a pileup buster! Many DX stations worked through pileups. I teamed it with a Clear Speech DSP amplifier. Many hams complain about the noise blanker however simply reducing the RF gain (att) makes it shine! It will reduce noise 20-40 db. Rig is 17 years old and I'm looking to putting the new Alinco in the mobile.

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Reviewed by
KC5MO
Review date
Jun 16th 2012, 17:00
Purchased
New in 1997
USD  850.00
Performance
5 of 5
Build quality
5 of 5
Features
5 of 5
User friendliness
4 of 5
Value for money
5 of 5

Practical mobile rig

I purchased my DX-70TH back on '97 and it is still in use today. The only failure was when EMP from a lightning strike to my QTH took out one of the dual diodes on one of the filter boards. The thing that I like about this radio is that there are very few bells and whistles that get in the way for mobile use. There are only two things that really wasn't thought out by Alinco which got it a 4 on ergonomics which was the PL tone frequency dip switched on the bottom of the radio which is just plain goofy. Also, the separate RF connector for meters is awkward depending on your configuration. Again, there are no menus to get lost in and it is straight forward and easy to use. Just wonder why the DX-SR8T/E, the DX-70's replacement, doesn't support 6 meters.

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Reviewed by
DMW
Review date
Jul 18th 2010, 00:55
Purchased
Used in 2010
USD  400.00
Performance
4 of 5
Build quality
4 of 5
Features
3 of 5
User friendliness
4 of 5
Value for money
5 of 5

Good all purpose radio

Recently I decided to try HF packing. Having located and securing an ALICE pack, planning how to equip it became the next priority. Over the years I had owned several different HF transceivers capable of man portable operation. After reading posts and reviews made by others pursuing this segment of our hobby, I chose the Alinco DX-70 for the task. It is a proven reliable rig and eHam reviews were encouraging. Also the used selling prices are reasonable. I found a nice one on QTH.com for $400 shipped.

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