I got my Alinco-dj-X11E

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Well, it came in the mail, 45 minutes ago. Just playing with the knobs, tuning, sub tuning.. THIS IS GONNA BE FUN! Time is what I need/got.. My 1st impression, hearing static.. I am SURE it does alot, just gotta play with it all.. Any tips, short cuts, clues is greatley appreciated.. Got 3 wx channels in a spot where NONE of my scanners get 3, just 1 or 2.. Funtime!!!
 

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I really like my DJ-X11T. Check your firmware version, the current is 2.6. The Alinco software leaves much to be desired. I am only able to transfer one setting or frequency at a time. If you figure out how to get that to work better, let us know how.

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Hahaha, I walk in as a dummy, and you think I can become a genious? Thats good.. HOWEVER, miracles have, and can happen.. I will attempt to slay the Alinco gremlin.. Hahaha, thanks for the confidence.. I have managed to put on the screen my choice of a vhf and ctcss. Step 1 is done..Antenna--what came with it... 1 thing at a time, 1st to slay the gremlin, aka program,,,,,,thx Ron
 

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Mine came with the ever popular Alinco SMA/EA-154. It is about nine inches long and very flexible. I think that I have used this radio with practically every kind of antenna except the one it came with. A SMA to BNC adapter is a must. I'm using one from one of my Uniden scanners, but the Diamond BNCJ-SMAP would be a good substitute.

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Well, I'll tell ya this, compared to my Grundig 450dlx, This alinco is a porsche, and the grundig is a nissan sentra--(2005) got good qualities, but NOT what I want. I got the height and area. Just gremlins,,,,,,,,,time out, got stuff to do, leaving it on F COUNT.. Ohhhh, thats a frequency counter.. Weird, I'll take it
 
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What is up with that squeal when you got a freq on top searching? I hit scan for the top row to scan, and get a squeal, gone after a reset. I wont bore you guys with every little detail. All I can say so far is GREAT! Monitor 2 channels at once!! I needed that.. Feel free to leave tips,,,,, will ask when I need to. That radio is too small to outsmart me. I will master it before 2014, give or take a year...LOL
 
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I thought you were going to buy a proper HF receiver like the Alinco DX-R8T but you bought another scanner! Hope it does what you want it to do.
 

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I'm working on it, tiz a bad $$time, xmas... Gotta get a few brands, Dont worry majoco, theres a method to the MADNESS.. I already muted it, reset it and now I am monitoring 2 freqs at once. Wild! Isn't the djx-2000 better?
 

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Heres my 1st found FLAW, it scans either 1 bank or all. Not bank 1, 5, 7, 10.. Which leaves the question--where to put what.. VFO, memory scan, VFO scan,,, ohhhh this is gonna take a few minutes!! Damn gremlins. I found out how to store PL's, either bank. touch the wrong button, and things happen. F is the only way to backout of a situation

pro 106-2
pro 197-1
pro 84-1
pro 94-1
bct 15X-1
bcd 396xt-1
grundig 450 dlx-1
alinco dj-11e-1
 
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Be sure to upgrade the firmware when you purchase the USB cable. And be sure to use the right firmware since you apparently purchased the European model.
 

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It came with cable. Weird connection, in the charger. I also read wrong. I got the dj-x11........ What a F pushing, knob turning riot, I got. So many sub menu's.. I cant get the pl to go to 229.1, and a certain freq--15X-5575. Doesnt do the 75khz part. Closest I can get is 15X-556. I got the name tags down, set into certain scan lists. Been playing with priority on top, bottom has the close fire and analog pd's... WOW, what a fine product from our eastern friends. I WILL keep it. Now, for the night time air freqs, DX..... Got a quarter wave antenna ( uhf/vhf ) magnet mount antenna doing the freq catching..
Austin Antenna 500C Series Information Page <---- Heres $90.00

Also, the pl and dc search is equivelant to the pro 96. I HATED that function. I'll get DX later........
 
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freq placement

I really like my DJ-X11T. Check your firmware version, the current is 2.6. The Alinco software leaves much to be desired. I am only able to transfer one setting or frequency at a time. If you figure out how to get that to work better, let us know how.

Mark
I havent got into settings yet, but I can tell you when storing a freq into memory, when you hit F( maybe twice ) and it appears in the left corner- scroll top knob for channel placement, and bottom knob for the BANK. When you decide to place the freq, hit the F so you see it, scroll to the placement of your freq and hit V/P/M. Then turn the knobs again to another bank and channel-hit F/P/M again. That freq is in 2 or multiple places. I'm getting there Mark, a challenge is a good thing.
 

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Aint that special, you put a name on a freq, and you can put a picture there too. The name and channel show, not freq and tone. The subbanks areeasy to opperate now--not that I got the GUTS figured out, I just know where they are. And what is this BUG coupling? It's deffinetely a challenge going from scanner to receiver. Theres a priority, but ltr, mo; trunk. Straight analog with no way of ending a freq of ---xxx-5575. It goes to 560. The dual scan mode is the squirrels nuts.. Not bad, just technological. All around, for what I wanted-I'll give this product an 8 out of 10. ( needs to be p25 to be PERFECT ) Who has p25 receivers? Tonight, she uses a ferret antenna. A total run through the freqs
 
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Heres my 1st found FLAW, it scans either 1 bank or all. Not bank 1, 5, 7, 10..
You need to link banks.

Let's say to you've got related freqs in banks 1,2 and 3 and a separate group of freqs in banks 4, 5 and 6.
You can set Bank-link Group 1 for 1-3 and Bank-link Group 2 for 4-5.

Press function+"6/Link"
Then press the number for the Bank-link group you want to create.
Then you turn the knob to change between banks.
Use the ENT key to change link status between on and off.
So for Group 1 set Banks 1, 2 and 3 to On.
 

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I saw that link section--stayed away..And to be honest, I got p25 on my right (nh) and Maine on my left (analog). Clear shot thru nh for freqs, but here, I got Mt. Aggementicus stopping my signals to the north, and Mt. Hope in Sanford (15miles as the crow flies) blocking me to the Northwest. I got little to LINK. Will try a few. I also got 5 other scanners running as well, til night, then 7. Now 8. What does the update do for this?
 

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WOW!! this thing just took a right turn with me, thats special too. Thanks a million--THAT would have taken me a week to configure-hahaha.. Next trick? Actually Im not sure WHAT I got. Ad said dj-11xE, box says 11T, theres no E or T on it, just ALINCO DJ-X11. How do I tell what model this is? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHgGRF7quGI On this model 11T there is a set of sub numbers beside the freq. Mine dont. Now to figure out what it is.
 
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Now that I had some time to play with it, I feel this rig is NOT worth $500.00, like what some people want on E-BAY. However, this radio/scanner has its good points for an impatient man like me.. The advanced search ( timer ) is awesome. Set it for 5 seconds and goes to next signal... HA! So much for the 5,000,000 turns by knob. I like the way they call LOCKOUT -- SKIP. Too bad it doesnt have a signal stalker like the pro 106. The only REAL problem I have with this rig is--you cannot SPEED program, edit, lockout, or tune very quickly without a wrong button being pushed. Another problem, knob is too close to antenna---too close.. I wish my Grundig 450dlx could do 1/2 the stuff the Alinco does. I'm hearing french clear on 12112. Also, that ALARM--has nothing on bcd-396xt alarms, or pro 106..This radio/scanner is what I call a good STARTING toy. Nice belt buckle clip! Not. I'm afraid to put it on my belt. My bcd396xt loves to spin on its clip. I love portables.. Take it everywhere and have it wake you up when it finds a signal. Thats IF the rig batteries dont die 1st. Also, 2 scans at once? Double display? Now THATS an idea! PIP action--on a scanner, not tv.. I give this rig an 8 out of 10. To those who want 1 in the U.S, remember--it dont trunk, do NACS, hard to program for extreme beginners, and it dont stay quiet for long.
 
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