Alinco DX-SR8 reviews

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
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Reviewed by
winzip99
Review date
Sep 14th, 17:38
Purchased
New in 2014
GBP  399.00
Performance
5 of 5
Build quality
5 of 5
Features
5 of 5
User friendliness
5 of 5
Value for money
5 of 5

tony obrien

all round brilliant radio

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Reviewed by
ad5xj
Review date
Dec 25th 2012, 20:53
Purchased
New in 2012
USD  580.00
Performance
3 of 5
Build quality
4 of 5
Features
3 of 5
User friendliness
2 of 5
Value for money
5 of 5

Good, but could have been better

The DX-SR8 is a quite capable radio in almost all respects. However, Alinco may have come short of a great radio by not including several features of convenience well known in others in this category - like DSP filters, VOX, built-in tuner, or adjustable DNR (the list could go on a while).

The receiver is capable and has an att/preamp setting that is effective. The drawback to this is the excessive noise compared with other brands like Kenwood and Icom.

Do not underestimate it's capability as a desktop / mobile unit. It is easily convertible and works well in either configuration.

One distinct advantage the DX-SR8 has is the very large memory capacity of 600 stored frequencies/modes/settings. The memory groupings allows an operator to save favorite channels/modes according to usage and/or importance. For the price, it is well worth the low price.

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Reviewed by
rmarks
Review date
Nov 16th 2011, 01:07
Purchased
New in 2011
USD  ?
Performance
5 of 5
Build quality
5 of 5
Features
4 of 5
User friendliness
5 of 5
Value for money
5 of 5

Great for price

I just worked JA7AXN on CW on 15 meters today. This is a really great radio for the price of just over $500. I highly recommenD it. It has all of the basic features the average Ham needs. I is only 9 pounds and small enough to fit almost anywhere. The selectivity is adequate and it is a simple radio to use. I was using it on eight alkaline "D" batters in series and worked several stations on 1 watt power out. This is my transceiver for emergency and portable use.

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