ALINCO DJ-G29T Cloning / PC Connection Functions
The cloning function copies data from one DJ-G29T transceiver to another DJ-G29T transceiver. Two DJ-G29T transceivers are connected by a cable and information (including memory data) from the sending unit will be copied to the receiving unit when using this function.
The DJ-G29T can also be connected to a PC and memory channels and/or the Set mode settings can be edited using specialized software downloadable from Alinco's web-site for free.
How to Connect
•When using the cloning function, an optional clone cable (EDS-11) will be connected from the sender's earphone/microphone terminal to the receiver's earphone/microphone terminal.
•When connecting this transceiver to a PC, an optional microphone/speaker plug conversion cable (EDS-10/14) is connected to the earphone/microphone terminal of this transceiver and the plug of a PC connecting cable (ERW-7/ERW-4C) and connected to the PC.
How to enter clone mode
When sending and receiving clone data between DJ-G29T transceivers, or when transferring data with a PC, follow these procedures:
1. Connect a clone cable (EDS-11) to the earphone/microphone terminal while the transceiver is turned off, and then turn the transceiver on.
2. Press and hold the [MONI] key then press the [PTT] key 3 times. The transceiver will be in the clone mode and is ready to transfer data.
When the transfer of data to another DJ-G29T transceiver is complete, the power automatically turns off and then turns on again.
•When transferring data, do not press any keys. •When transferring data, do not disconnect the cables. If a cable disconnects, [ERROR] will be shown on the display of the sending transceiver and data transfer will stop.
•When using the cloning function, data in the receiving unit will be completely replaced with data of the sender. Please be careful when there is already data stored in the receiving radio.
1. With the transceiver turned off, connect a clone cable (EDS-11) to the earphone/microphone terminal of the unit that will receive data and then turn the transceiver on.
2. Press and hold the [MONI] key and press the [PTT] key 3 times on both radios. "CLONE" will be displayed as shown in the right.
3. By pressing the dial on Master radio, data will be transferred to the slave radio.
4. When the transfer is finished, "FINISHED!" will be displayed.
If "ERROR" is displayed, redo from step 1.
5. Turn the power off to cancel the clone mode.
If the power supply is not turned off, the clone mode will not be released.
Packet communication enables data transmission and reception through a TNC (modem) unit.
Packet Communication Connections
When using this transceiver for packet communications, refer to the Illustration below and connect It to a TNC following these steps:
Connect an optional EDS 14 microphone/speaker plug conversion cable to the earphone/microphone terminal at the top of this transceiver, and connect a TNC (Terminal Node Controller) to the speaker terminal (using a 3.50 plug) and to the microphone terminal (using a 2.50 plug).
Adjusting the Input level:
This transceiver doesn't have a function to adjust the microphone input level. Adjust that level from the TNC, if necessary.
Adjusting the output level:
Adjust the output level from the earphone/microphone terminals using the audio output dial on the transceiver.
- Please follow the TNC instruction manual for information on connecting the TNC to a PC.
- If this transceiver, the TNC and the PC are in close proximity, noise may be present.
- During packet communications, turn the Battery Save function off.
- Do not exceed 1,200 bps during packet operations.
There are two types of reset functions in this transceiver; a partial reset function that initializes only the function settings and the "all reset" function that deletes memory data also.
This function doesn't initialize memory data but returns the transceiver to its factory settings.
This function is used when the transceiver is not operating properly or if the operator is confused about the transceiver's current condition.