Has anybody managed to PC program a DJ-G7 yet?
I have finally retrieved mine from the deep drawer in the shack where it was shoved in disgust some time ago.
Been of typical tight Yorkshire persuasion I bought “official aftermarket leads” from ebay. having been through several of them now, and still no nearer to making the Alinco software work I turn to sota world for help!
I have an official Alinco EDS10 cable and need either an RS232 lead, or the USB beastie - both of which in the “official plastic bag” are near to 40 quid…
I was particularly impressed with the note on the Alinco website – “don’t contact us with software problems – we do not support it”… nice touch, maybe it should be re-written “thanks for the cash for the radio, thanks for an extra 50 quid for the £5 worth of leads, now go away and ask somebody else how to use it, and by the way, we are bringing out a new version so yours is now obsolete and worth a tenth of the price you paid for it”
Does anybody have schematics for either RS232 or USB lead? Advice other than use it as a paperweight, or an idiots guide please?
I am constantly underwhelmed by modern equipment, it usually requires messing with to make it work, downloads to the latest version, or just plain fails to deliver the promised expectation, I am not just talking about radio gear here either!
Maybe its time to push for a retro radio? Press PTT, make call, release PTT, receive call. 3 bands, 50 channels each, no toaster interface, no alarm clock, No GPS, GPRS, GPO, C3P0, R2D2 or any other function. Novel eh? Mobile phones should go the same way too. Make call, recieve call, sms.
Yes folks, currently at work fighting with the latest super functional technology and using 1% of the capability…
Anyway, rant over, please excuse me…
Any help gratefully received.