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DJ-G7T - new manual and firmware




Hi!

Alinco appears to be addressing some of the concerns those of us
who bought the new DJ-G7T HT had.  Last week, a new manual was 
made available through the Alinco web site:

http://www.alinco.com/Products/DJ-G7/djg7insweb.zip

There is a mention on the Alinco site on how owners who bought
the DJ-G7T with the original version of the instruction manual
can get a printed version of the new manual for free.  It is 
near the middle of the page:

http://www.alinco.com/Products/DJ-G7/

Before Dayton, Alinco had released new firmware for the Japanese
version of this HT, addressing issues with Chinese fonts on the 
LCD display.  That was a good sign for the T version, that Alinco
was allowing the firmware to be updated.  Now there is a new 
firmware update available for the DJ-G7T at:

http://www.alinco.com/Products/DJ-G7/firmdown.html

One of the items that the new version of the firmware is supposed
to address is "Operation of Cross-band repeat function reviewed".
Maybe whatever was done will help those of us who are not as 
interested in using this HT as a cross-band repeater, but want to 
use it for cross-band full-duplex operation with the FM satellites.

I plan on downloading the new firmware and putting it on my DJ-G7Ts
tonight.  This weekend, I will once again try the DJ-G7T on FM 
satellites to see if the performance has improved with the new 
firmware.  Hopefully others will try the same thing, and post their
observations to the -BB.  

73!




Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/

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