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alinco dx70

Post by NITRO » 12 Apr 2019, 15:36

hi gang , been looking at one of these as my yaesu 450 decided to die a death .....
anyways was wondering if anyone can give me a bit of info please ...... does it cover the 11 meter band or would i need a board fitted?
are they any good? and and what type of price would i expect to pay ? also whats the minimal size power supply to run it ....... i have cash waiting but it seems the dreaded ebay want champaign money for lemonade as usual ... :roll: :lol:
thanks for any help folks :D
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Post by dt307 » 12 Apr 2019, 22:06

20amp psu min

as for 11m mod its just add remove jumper resistors on the front panel iifc

not a hard job for your local rig doc
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Re: alinco dx70

Post by gmham » 13 Apr 2019, 09:56

Superb radio had two over the years. As above for wideband mod. A few have had to have the multi function control replaced but other than that 100% recommended . If it's just for 11mtr use try look out for a dx70t as opposed to a dx70th. Th model covers 100 watts on 6 mtrs and fetches a bit more. They are getting a on a bit now so just try find the cleanest one available .

Price £250 ish £300 max .. personally would not pay any more as your getting into ft857 etc territory .
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Post by Buick Mackane » 13 Apr 2019, 11:17

They have a sh1t hot receiver, But the build quality isn't great, Very flimsy plastics on the front panel. And a few functions can only be accessed internally, And as stated above the multi function encoder can cause grief, They're ok for the money, But if it was me i'd get the 450 repaired,
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Re: alinco dx70

Post by NITRO » 15 Apr 2019, 12:13

gmham wrote:
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Price £250 ish £300 max .. personally would not pay any more as your getting into ft857 etc territory .
just checked ebay etc and the ft 857's are fetching over £700 ??????
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Post by gmham » 15 Apr 2019, 13:47

You sure ? Never paid over £500 for one used and had a couple off them over the years and that s several years ago so again £400 tops remember they have been around for a while now .The new improved ft891 admittedly without vhf/uhf which I had last month was sold for just over £400 and that was only two months old with receipt !

Sell you a lovely FT950 at £580 if you want to go straight for a proper radio !!
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Post by NITRO » 15 Apr 2019, 21:58

pm sent mate .... is it widebanded ?
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Post by gmham » 15 Apr 2019, 23:56

Pm replied . Radio is now on hold pending cash sale. Best off luck with whatever you go for mate.
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Post by gmham » 22 Apr 2019, 19:27

One on eBay just now mate £285 delivered and the rotary knob replaced which is what we advised you to look out for.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alinco-DX-70 ... Sw3k9cvdSi
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