Alinco DJ-500 Twinband VHF/UHF Handheld Transceiver


This is a feature-rich communication device that offers adjustable power levels, 200 programmable channels, and a long-lasting lithium-ion battery. With selectable battery save functions, CTCSS/DCS encode/decode, and a built-in VOX, this versatile transceiver ensures reliable communication in any environment.

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Introducing the Alinco DJ-500 Twinband VHF/UHF Handheld Transceiver – your compact and versatile communication solution. Designed with value in mind, this FM handheld offers a range of user-friendly features that make it the perfect companion for any adventure.

With three adjustable power levels (1 W / 2.5 W / 5 W), you have the freedom to choose the ideal output for your specific needs. Whether you’re hiking in the mountains or navigating through densely populated areas, the DJ-500 ensures clear and reliable communication.

Say goodbye to limited channel options with the DJ-500’s 200 PC-programmable channels. Customize your device to meet your preferences and stay connected with ease. The included lithium-ion battery pack ensures long-lasting performance, providing you with uninterrupted communication when you need it most.

Charge your DJ-500 effortlessly using the convenient desktop charging stand-in dock. Simply place your device in the dock and let it power up while you focus on other tasks. The alphanumeric name tag feature allows you to label your channels, making it easy to identify and switch between them quickly.

Experience more than just two-way communication with the DJ-500. Stay entertained on the go with its built-in FM broadcast band radio, covering a frequency range of 76 – 108 MHz. Enjoy your favorite music and radio stations wherever you are.

Maximize your battery life with the selectable battery save functions. This feature helps conserve power, ensuring that you stay connected for longer periods. The busy channel lockout prevents interference, guaranteeing clear communication even in busy environments.

Encode and decode CTCSS/DCS signals effortlessly with the DJ-500. Communicate privately and securely with your group, maintaining confidentiality during sensitive conversations. The DTMF and 5-tone compatibility further expands your communication capabilities.

The DJ-500 also incorporates a built-in VOX (Voice-Activated Transmit) feature, allowing for hands-free operation. This feature is perfect for situations where your hands are occupied or when you need to multitask.

With emergency, alarm signal, various scan modes, key lock, and wide/narrow operation, the DJ-500 ensures that you are prepared for any situation that may arise. Feel confident knowing that your communication device is versatile and reliable, so you can focus on what matters most.

In summary, the Alinco DJ-500 Twinband VHF/UHF Handheld Transceiver offers exceptional functionality and value. With its user-friendly features, customization options, and reliable performance, it’s the ultimate choice for anyone seeking a compact and versatile communication solution. Stay connected, stay informed, and explore without limits with the DJ-500.



Key Features:

  • 3 adjustable power levels 1 / 2.5 / 5 W
  • 200 PC-programmable channels
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Desktop charging stand-in dock
  • Alphanumeric name tag feature
  • FM broadcast band radio (76 – 108 MHz)
  • Selectable battery save functions
  • Busy channel lockout
  • CTCSS/DCS encode/decode
  • DTMF
  • 5-tone
  • Built in VOX
  • Emergency, alarm signal, various scan modes, key lock, wide/narrow operation
Frequency range[T: TX] 144 – 148 MHz, 420 – 450 MHz
[T: RX] 136 – 174 MHz, 400 – 480 MHz
[E: TX/RX] 144 – 146 MHz, 430 – 440 MHz
ModulationF3E (FM)
Frequency step2.5, 5, 6.25, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 20, 25, 30 and 50 kHz
Memory channel200 memory channels in total
Antenna impedance50 Ohm unbalanced
Frequency stability±2.5 ppm
Supply voltageDC 7.4 V (Battery)
Current consumption1400 mA TX / 300 mA receive at Max audio output
70 mA squelched
Battery-save ON: average 27 mA
Temperature rangeUnit: -20°C ~ +55°C (-4°F ~ 131°F)
Battery packs: -10°C – +45°C (+14°F – +113°F)
Dimensions (W x H x D)59.0 x 98.0 x 35.0 mm (2.32 x 3.86 x 1.38 inches) w/o projection
Weightapprox.227 g (8.01 oz) inclusive of battery pack and antenna
Power OutputApprox. 5 / 2.5 / 1 W
ModulationVariable reactance FM
Spurious emission-60 dB or less
Max. deviationFM : ±5 kHz, NFM: ±2.5 kHz
SensitivityWide: -12 dBu / Narrow: -9 dBu
Intermediate frequency1st IF 38.85 MHz, 2nd IF 450 kHz
Selectivity-6 dB: Wide: 12 kHz / Narrow: 10 kHz or more
-60 dB: Wide: 30 kHz / Narrow: 24 kHz or less
AF output1 W (10% distortion)

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg