My New Ailunce HD1

K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

9 Responses

  1. Jim Kerns says:

    Excellent timing on this as I’m looking at this radio as a backup.
    1. GPS does add a DMR feature in that it will show the distance/heading of any DMR contact. Just fun.
    2. The Baofeng (and almost? all other Chinese radios) are not superhet so not good for APRS. Hoping this one would be. Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Jim,

      Nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting.

      From what I can tell Hams are looking for Ailunce to add APRS in a firmware upgrade, but they have not confirmed it will happen.

      I saw a video on it’s GPS and they were using two HD1s if I remember correctly to show how it worked. The GPS version is more expensive.

      Time will tell, until then a Kenwood TH-72a will do APRS and work the birds :-), just no DMR. It appears I’ll need couple of handhelds for the shack.

      I’m looking to add a Kenwood someday.

      Best 73,
      Rich, K0PIR

  2. Jim says:

    Rich,
    FWIW, I have a Kenwood TH D74. Really excellent with APRS, KISS TNC and Bluetooth. Looking for an inexpensive 2nd radio that can do the same thing – by adding a Mobilinkd.

  3. Jim says:

    Is there a way to take advantage of all the channel and contact memory and just load everything in the USA into the HD1?

  4. Richard AE6XO says:

    Hello

    I have an Aliunce HD1 that does not save the time and date. I can enter the time and date in using the menu, but when I turn the radio off and on, the time and date are not saved.

    Am I missing a step here?

    Richard

  5. K0PIR says:

    Hi Richard,

    Nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting here.

    I just looked at mine and it had the wrong date and time. It has been in the charger for a spell. I don’t think I should have left it in the charger so I’ll have to look into that. I don’t think I used the radio menu to set date and time.

    I’ll reset date and time using the software and see what happens.

    Thanks for asking!

    73,
    Rich, K0PIR

  6. Richard AE6XO says:

    I tried setting the time with the software, and it seems to work so far. There is a little checkbox at the top of the software’s window that says “Update the Radio system time.”

    Richard

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