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DX-SR8/DX-R8 Clone Utilities & DX-R8 SDR software Downloads

These software (freeware) are for applicable model(s) indicated above. The software detailed below is provided to those who agree to the terms of the software license. When the user selects and clicks download link, agreement to the terms of the software license is inferred and the user is bound by the terms of Alinco,Inc (hereafter "Alinco") License Agreement. Be sure that you have read and understand the terms of the license agreement before initiating the download of this software.

[IMPORTANT]
An ERW-7 (USB port) or ERW-4C (Serial port) PC connection cable is necessary to use programs. Additional accessories may be required depending on the software.

[Download]
Please download the Zip file from the link below. Unzip it and put the installer file to a directory of your preference.

The utility software
[Installation and Uninstallation]
Please uninstall older versions through Add / Remove Programs in Windows Control Panel BEFORE installing the new version. Click the installation file and follow the instruction. A short-cut icon will be displayed on the desktop after the installation is completed.

Please be sure to install driver software of ERW-7 before start using it. (ERW-4C doesn't require the driver software)
Please check Windows system menu>device manager to make sure the port assignment of the cable. [Port (COM and LPT)>USB Serial Port (COM*)]
The most common causes of troubles are COM-PORT setting related or missing the installation of the driver-software. If error occurs during the operation, just turn off the radio, perform a reset (p.101 on the manual) and retry. The com-error of cloning/SDR software won't cause hardware troubles to the radio.

Sorry, please do not contact us asking how to install or use the program, as the interface is very simple. The updates will be posted here as soon as available. In case you find a bug, please report to export@alinco.co.jp specifying your OS and OS language.
Thank you.

[Preparations]
ERW-7
Connect the mini-plug to the SP jack on the front panel (or the CLONE jack on the rear panel in case of the DX-R8) and an USB connector to the USB port on your PC. Press and hold MODE key while turning on to enter to the clone mode. "CLONE" will be displayed on the screen. Click on the short-cut icon of the program. The program window will pop up, then select the COM port assignment in the tool-bar > COM-port menu.

ERW-4C
Turn off your PC. Connect the mini-plug to the SP jack on the front panel (or the CLONE jack on the rear panel in case of the DX-R8) and an D-SUB9 connector to the Serial port on your PC. Press and hold MODE key while turning on to enter to the clone mode. "CLONE" will be displayed on the screen. Click on the short-cut icon of the program. The program window will pop up, then select the COM port assignment in the tool-bar > COM-port menu.

[Operations]
  • Before start cloning, PLEASE SAVE THE DATA ALWAYS as a backup. This beta version is not yet well tested with non-Japanese OS therefore operation may be unstable.
  • To edit memories, please use the Memory tab. Click on the line you wish to edit so that another editor window pops up. You may also use import/export function so that you can edit the memory data using common CSV format.
  • Use Setting tab to select parameters of operating features to suite your preference.
[Downloads]
* I agree and accept all Alinco freeware policy explained by Alinco and download the program(s).

Download DX-SR8 CloneUtility_v0.10.00beta (2.3MB)
Download DX-R8 CloneUtility_v0.10.00beta (2.3MB)

SDR (KG-SDR)
[Installation and Uninstallation]
This is a third-party freeware program and Alinco is authorized to distribute it free for DX-R8 and DJ-X11. Please be sure to read the instruction included in the downloaded folder. Please do not install this program if you don't agree with the terms of use.

Please visit here for the details and downloads of KG-SDR. A commercially available 3.5mm stereo mini-plug audio cable is required. An external USB soundcard may be required in case you use a notebook PC that is not equipped with a Line-In port. You can't obtain the best of performance with slower PCs or low-spec soundcards.


Please uninstall older versions through Add / Remove Programs in Windows Control Panel BEFORE installing the new version. Click the installation file and follow the instruction. A short-cut icon will be displayed on the desktop after the installation is completed.

Please be sure to install driver software of ERW-7 before start using it. (ERW-4C doesn't require the driver software)
Please check Windows system menu>device manager to make sure the port assignment of the cable. [Port (COM and LPT)>USB Serial Port (COM*)]
The most common causes of troubles are COM-PORT setting related or missing the installation of the driver-software. If error occurs during the operation, just turn off the DX-R8, perform a reset (p.101 on the manual) and retry. The com-error of cloning/SDR software won't cause hardware troubles to the radio.

Sorry, please do not contact the author or us asking how to install or use the program, as the interface is very simple and well-written instruction is included by the author. The updates will be posted on its download site as soon as available. In case you find a bug, please report to export@alinco.co.jp specifying your OS and OS language.
Thank you.

[Preparations and operations]
Just follow the instructions of included manual. You don't need to enter to the CLONE mode but you must select the IQ output mode.

The firmware update
* A new firmware is available for North American version DX-SR8T only.

[Details of this T-version firmware update]
Deletes 5368.0 kHz, adds 5358.5 kHz and cancels 50W power output restriction on 60m band to meet a new frequency allocation effective March 5, 2012 for Version 1.05T and 1.06T users. This firmware update program is version sensitive and does not work with the versions other than the T-model. This firmware update is not mandatory if you do not operate 6MHz or firmware version is already 1.08T. Version 1.05 and 1.06 are absolutely the same as far as T-version interface and an update from 1.05T to 1.06T is worthless. (This update was for a minor band-plan change in J-version firmware only, but affected the change in firmware version codes of export models as well. It does not contain ?ghidden?h bug-fixes of any kind)

[To verify if the update is necessary]
Turn off your DX-SR8T. Turn on with RIT key pressed to show the current firmware version code on the display. Remember the code. If it is 1.08, it?fs already the most updated and this operation is not necessary.

[To install and uninstall]
Please uninstall older version(s) of the update.exe file eventually through Add / Remove Programs in Windows Control Panel BEFORE installing the new version. Click the installation file and follow the instruction. A program will be added in the program list under Alinco folder after the installation is completed.Please be sure to install driver software of ERW-7 before operation. (ERW-4C doesn't require the driver software)Please check Windows system menu>device manager to make sure the port assignment of the cable. [Port (COM and LPT)>USB Serial Port (COM*)]The most common cause of failures is the COM-PORT setting related or missing the installation of the driver-software.
* Windows 7 features an automatic driver search/install function as default. FTDI driver is supported by this service. In this case you don?ft have to worry about the driver installation, just let the OS selects a correct driver for you.

Sorry, please do not contact us asking how to install or use the program, as it is very simple. Never remove the cable or power off the radio/PC during the operation. Failure will result in sending the radio to our service facility for recovery.
Thank you.

[Preparations]
ERW-7 Connect the mini-plug to the SP jack on the front panel and an USB connector to the USB port on your PC.

ERW-4C Turn off your PC. Connect the mini-plug to the SP jack on the front panel and an D-SUB9 connector to the Serial port on your PC. Turn on your PC.

[Operation]
Click on the Windows' program list to choose "DX-SR8 software writer". A simple interface appears. Select the COM port number at the pull-down box that ERW-7 has been assigned to. Select your current firmware version and press [Write Ver 01.08] button to start. When it's been finished, turn off the radio, remove the cable and turn it on with RIT key pressed. Observe that the firmware version is now 01.08. Press any key to move to the operation mode.

If you make mistake on selecting the current firmware version, the program simply indicates error message and doesn't perform the update.

[Downloads]
* I agree and accept all Alinco freeware policy explained by Alinco and download the program(s).

Download DX-SR8T firmware update (Zip file: 2.3MB)

Download Information:
Software name
DX-SR8 Clone utility / T-version Firmware update
DX-R8 Clone utility
Download file name
DX-SR8 Clone Utility zip (2.3MB) / DX-SR8T Flash Writer Ver01.08.zip
DX-R8 Clone Utility zip (2.3MB)
Supported model(s)
Clone Utility programs are common to all firmware versions (T/E/J).
Firmware update programs are version sensitive. Please read the instruction above.
Version
* Clone Utility v0.100.00 beta
* Firmware update DX-SR8T Ver01.08
System requirements
5 MB or more free hard-disk space; 32 MB or more RAM; built-in USB or serial port
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home/Professional (32/64bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Copyright
Alinco,Inc.
Extraction
Zipped file
Reproduction
Not permitted


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