New Model #1865

Alinco DJ-V5

Added by vitor carrasqueiro almost 6 years ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:New Start date:08/23/2014
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:

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Category:-
Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:No

Description

There is no software for this radio for free!

Also the ones in the ebay don't work!

This is one of the best radios in quality and transmission.

It has also airband modulated in am receiving capability, excelent audio!

There is a large comunity with this radios, please add it to the program!

History

Updated by James McLellan over 5 years ago

I, too, am very anxious to have CHIRP work with the Alinco DJ-V5. I can offer one for loan although it may take a while for me to get it to you - I'm currently on long term assignment in Canada. How do I change the 'loan offer' tag? Or do you do that?
Where do I send it and how long is it likely to be away?
Thanks for all that you do!!
Jim McLellan
K5BAA/VE1

Updated by Kosta A. over 5 years ago

I spent sometime with Jim and access to his radio, unfortunately we were unable to get a proper ACK for either ident or the traditional AL commands. Here is a trace of the serial port while chirp is attempting to communicate with the device. (I constructed a basic module based on the existing alnico devices for test)

618    01:31:58.227    0.01517037    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_CREATE                           COM5    SUCCESS    Port Opened    
619    01:31:58.242    0.00001435    chirpw.exe    IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_QUEUE_SIZE             COM5    SUCCESS    InSize: 4096, OutSize: 4096    
622    01:31:58.242    0.00439599    chirpw.exe    IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_BAUD_RATE              COM5    SUCCESS    Baud Rate: 9600    
623    01:31:58.247    0.00019518    chirpw.exe    IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_RTS                    COM5    SUCCESS        
624    01:31:58.247    0.00022005    chirpw.exe    IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_DTR                    COM5    SUCCESS        
625    01:31:58.247    0.00011003    chirpw.exe    IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_LINE_CONTROL           COM5    SUCCESS    StopBits: 1, Parity: No, DataBits: 8    
626    01:31:58.247    0.00002488    chirpw.exe    IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_CHARS                  COM5    SUCCESS    EofChar: 0x0, ErrorChar: 0x0, BreakChar: 0x0, EventChar: 0x0, XonChar: 0x11, XoffChar: 0x13    
627    01:31:58.247    0.00000255    chirpw.exe    IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_HANDFLOW               COM5    SUCCESS    ControlHandShake: 0x1, FlowReplace: 0x40, XonLimit: 2048, XoffLimit: 512    
628    01:31:58.247    0.00001690    chirpw.exe    IOCTL_SERIAL_PURGE                      COM5    SUCCESS    Purge: TXABORT RXABORT TXCLEAR RXCLEAR    
629    01:31:58.247    0.00000606    chirpw.exe    IOCTL_SERIAL_PURGE                      COM5    SUCCESS    Purge: RXABORT RXCLEAR    
630    01:31:58.248    0.00024525    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_WRITE                            COM5    SUCCESS    Length: 6, Data: DJV5..    
631    01:31:58.249    0.00619693    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_READ                             COM5    SUCCESS    Length: 6, Data: DJV5..    
632    01:31:58.330    0.24937229    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_READ                             COM5    TIMEOUT    Length: 0, Data:     
633    01:31:59.580    0.00022197    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_WRITE                            COM5    SUCCESS    Length: 6, Data: DJV5..    
634    01:31:59.580    0.00628718    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_READ                             COM5    SUCCESS    Length: 6, Data: DJV5..    
635    01:31:59.586    0.25005860    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_READ                             COM5    TIMEOUT    Length: 0, Data:     
636    01:32:00.837    0.00026470    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_WRITE                            COM5    SUCCESS    Length: 6, Data: DJV5..    
637    01:32:00.837    0.00628718    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_READ                             COM5    SUCCESS    Length: 6, Data: DJV5..    
638    01:32:00.843    0.24905528    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_READ                             COM5    TIMEOUT    Length: 0, Data:     
639    01:32:02.093    0.00023345    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_WRITE                            COM5    SUCCESS    Length: 11, Data: AL~F0000R..    
640    01:32:02.093    0.01152704    chirpw.exe    IRP_MJ_READ                             COM5    SUCCESS    Length: 11, Data: AL~F0000R..    

According to the manufacturer the device supports cloning between two devices, therefore it may be possible to emulate the slave device, however with no further data we were not able to proceed.

If anybody out there has any insight as to the protocol for this device, it would be useful.

Updated by Emiel v almost 5 years ago

Please check: http://fregon45.tripod.com/alinco.htm
and maybe e-mailing might give even more information.

Updated by James McLellan almost 5 years ago

The quest continues ... to no avail.

Since my original post and efforts with Arvanitis I have located my ancient copy of the RT Systems software. It requires a password which is long lost although I know that I bought the software legitimately years ago. RT Systems was unable/unwilling to give any help - all questions were met with a "we no longer support that radio" stonewall.

So now I have my beloved radio, a programming cable and the software without password. I'm still no further than before. I wonder if reverse engineering the software is a possibility.

BTW: I have also tried emailing anybody that I could find on various forums who indicated that they had the radio and software and have never received a reply from anyone.

Jim McLellan
K5BAA/VE1

Updated by James McLellan almost 5 years ago

Further info -
I tried to send an email to asking for help and it bounced. That webpage is pretty old and it appears that email address is no longer valid.
Jim

Updated by Mark Mountain almost 3 years ago

There is a functional DOS program called djall that can be downloaded at: http://hamradio.online.ru/ftp/djall.exe
Possibly this will be of help to someone with greater programming skills than me.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 5 months ago

  • Subject changed from Alinco Dj- V5 to Alinco DJ-V5
  • Priority changed from High to Normal
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily

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