Is this the world's smallest multi-mode scanning receiver ?

Alinco has created a multi-mode receiver that is small, sensitive, easy to use and can be taken nearly anywhere. Listen to the action of police, fire, public safety, aircraft and more. AM and FM broadcast, Amateur, marine, weather and other transmissions are yours, from a receiver that fits inside a pocket!

A technical breakthrough, the DJ-X2 comes with two sources of battery power; a long-lasting internal Lithium-ion battery and a snap-on dry cell power pack. Together, they can provide approximately 24 hours continuous listening, using the "battery save" mode.
Don't let the small size of the DJ-X2 deceive you. It features loud, clear audio from its speaker or headphone and three different antenna modes capture the signals you want to hear. Start with the "Easy" operation mode, then move up to "Expert" level. You can store up to 700 frequencies in memory channels.

The DJ-X2 contains several advanced features, including a unique "sniffer" circuit (patent pending) that searches for hidden transmitters or "bugs" and an adjustable descrambler that allows you to hear certain types of transmissions.*
An attenuator reduces strong signals. Up to 5 banks can be linked during scan functions. The DJ-X2 also has many custom settings that give the operator maximum flexibility in creating a user profile that suits specific needs.
  • "Credit Card" size
  • 522 KHz ~ 1 GHz tuning range.**
  • 700 memory channels (70 channels X 10 banks)
  • AM, FM, WFM modes
  • Internal Lithium-ion battery PLUS snap-on dry-cell power pack
  • Effective RF "sniffer" feature detects hidden transmitters (patent pending)
  • Three different antenna modes including internal ferrite bar
  • Easy and Expert user operating profiles
  • Attenuator
  • Clone function
  • Preset, memory and VFO operating modes
  • Illuminated display.
*Check local regulations prior to use.
This feature is not available for the DJ-X2T.
The CPU allows this function to appear to be available, but it is in fact disabled on the U.S. version.
**Cellular frequencies blocked in USA model.

Standard Features
  • Three Antenna Modes
    Use the standard SMA antenna for normal operations. An internal ferrite antenna is provided for low frequency AM reception. The headphone cable can be used as an antenna in place of the SMA antenna.
  • Flexible Power Options
    You can operate the DJ-X2 using just its internal Lithium-ion battery. Or use the provided EDH-27 dry cell pack as an additional power source. Use both power sources for extended operation.
  • Preset Operating Mode
    AM, FM and Television frequency bands are already programmed into the DJ-X2 for easy operation.
  • Four Scan Modes
    Scan preset frequencies, VFO, programmed scan limits or memory bank channels.
  • Find Hidden Transmitters
    "Sniff" for hidden transmitters or "bugs" with a circuit so new and unique, we've applied for a patent.
  • Selectable Tuning Steps
    Choose from 11 different tuning steps or use the "Auto" selection mode. powerful features in an easily used package!

  • Receiving Range: 0.522 to 999.995MHz (Cellular frequencies blocked on T ver.)
  • Mode: FM/WFM/AM
  • Antenna imp.: 50 ohms
  • Antenna terminal: SMA
  • Supply voltage: DC 3.8V (internal Li-io), DC 4.5V with EDH-27 AA battery case
  • Ground: Negative
  • Current consumption: approx. 80mA in normal reception, approx. 25mA with 1:4 battery saver
  • Operating temperature: -10 to 60 C or 14 to 140 F
  • Frequency stability: +/- 5 ppm at operating temperature range.
  • Dimension without projection: 58(W) X 90(H) X 15 (D) mm or
    2.28(W) X 3.54(H) X 0.59 (D) inches
  • Weight: with internal Li-Io battery Approx. 85 grams or 3 Oz.
  • System: Triple-conv. Superheterodyne
    1st IF: 248.45MHz
    2nd IF: 38.85MHz
    3rd IF: 450KHz
  • Selectivity:
    AM/FM : -6dB/12KHz or over -60dB/30KHz or less
    WFM : -6dB/150KHz or over
  • Typical sensitivity:
    FM/WFM 12dB SINAD, AM 10dB S/N
    • FM:
      30-108 MHz 0.63uV(-4dBu)
      136-222 MHz 0.4uV (-8dBu)
      222-470 MHz 0.5uV (-6dBu)
      470-770 MHz 0.56uV (-5dBu)
      770-999 MHz 0.71uV(-3dBu)
    • WFM:
      76-108 MHz 3.2uV (10dBu)
      175-222 MHz 2.2uV(7dBu)
      470-770 MHz 3.2uV(10dBu)
    • AM:
      0.5-1.62 MHz 7.1uV(17dBu)
      1.62-30 MHz 1.4uV (3dBu)
      108-136 MHz 2.0uV (6dBu)
      222-330 MHz 1.8uV (5dBu)
(An indication purposes only. The actual value may vary depending on where it is measured.)

Welcome to DJ-X2 programming software download site.

Please be advised that this is a freeware (copy-right reserved by Alinco, Inc). Although we have tested this software on our Windows 95/98/NT environments and experienced no fatal accident during the operation, we are not responsible of any eventual damage caused to your radio and/or PC system by using this utility. Sorry, please ask NO questions regarding this software; up-dates will be posted here as soon as it will be released. It is recommended that you remove the older version before you install the latest one in case of update.

This software enables you to program frequencies and set parameters on any version of DJ-X2(US,Europe,Japan and Canada). The 800MHz cellular band can't be modified by any means, and inversion scrambler decoder feature is blocked for the "T" model according to the U.S. legal requirements.

(setupx2_1.3.2.exe) (4.47MB)

This version 1.3.2 (updated Dec., 2001) is improved with some changes:
  • Added Tab menu for quick direct access to the various tabbed settings pages.
  • Export and import functions now process VFO settings.
  • Export and import functions now honor the Windows settings for decimal and thousands separators.
  • Print modified to allow choice of which settings tabs to print from.
  • Search pass frequencies are sorted for ease of reviewing.
  • Added Katakana support for channel notes.
  • Minor bugs fixed.
Please remember that you must have the ERW-4 computer interface cable in order to connect your DJ-X2 to your computer. A simple connection cable may not work properly. The USB conversion cable may not work properly either so please use the serial port.

To operate this software the DJ-X2 must be in the "CLONE" mode. Please connect the ERW-4C cable to a serial port and the earphone jack of the unit, boot up the software (make sure the COM PORT setting in the Receiver menu) then turn on the DJ-X2 with VOL/SET key pressed (refer the instruction manual P.26). When the operation is done and the "PASS" appears on the screen, please turn off the unit then remove the cable from the unit.

To update this software has been tested with the Windows XP and believed to be working properly. However, Alinco declines any and all responsibilities for damages this software may cause to your PC hardware and/or software installed in it.

Alinco declines any and all responsibilities for damages this software may cause to your PC hardware and/or software installed in it.

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