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ALINCO’s feature packed Analog UHF Mobile Radio is perfect choice for multiple applications.. The DR-438 radio delivers power and performance in a small package. User-friendly configuration and programmable features make the DR-438 the radio of choice for business and commercial use without compromising higher price.
DR-438T Features
  • 45 watts (H), H/M/L power settings
  • 200 memory channels
  • Voice Compander (Reduce Noise & enhance audio clarity)
  • Wide variety of selective calling features Built-in
  • 2-Tone, 5-Tone, 50 CTCSS, 114 DCS, 4 Tone-burst tones and DTMF/ANI decode
  • Radio stun/kill/revive functions to protect your communication security
    Large, bright LCD and easy-to-operate backlit keys
  • Multi-function, backlit microphone enables direct frequency entry & more from keypad
  • Various scan modes, Key lock, Wide/Narrow operations and more at no extra cost!
  • Inversion Scramble (DR-438S only)
  • Part 90 FCC/IC Certified

Frequency range

400-469.9975 MHz

Channel Spacing

25KHz (Wide mode)
20KHz (Middle mode)
12.5KHz (Narrow mode)

Channel steps

2.5KHz,5KHz, 6.25KHz, 8.33KHz, 10KHz,12.5KHz, 15KHz, 20KHz, 25KHz, 30KHz, 50KHz

Memory channel

200 channels

Antenna impedance

50 ohm unbalanced



Frequency stability

+/- 2.5ppm TCXO

Power supply requirement

13.8V DC +/- 15% negative ground

Current drain

Approx. 11.0A TX High
Approx. 0.4A squelched

Usable temperature range

-4°F - +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)

Dimensions (w/o projection)

145 (W) x 47(H) x 190(D) mm


Approx. 1.2Kg (43.3oz)


Output power

Approx. 45W(HI)
Approx. 25W(MID)
Approx. 10W(LOW)

Modulation system

Variable reactance frequency modulation

Spurious emission

Less than -60 dB

Adjacent Channel Power


Hum & Noise


Maximum frequency deviation

+/- 5 KHz (FM) / +/- 2.5 KHz (NFM)


Receive system

Double-conversion superheterodyne

Sensitivity (-12dB SINAD)

Less than -16.0dBu

Intermediate frequency

1st IF 21.7 MHz, 2nd IF 450 KHz


-6dB: +/-12KHz or more (FM)
-60dB: +/-28KHz or less
-6dB: +/-6KHz or more (NFM)
-60dB: +/-16KHz or less

Audio output power

More than 2W(8ohm 10%THD)


* 1 Optional units required
* 2 Typical within the amateur radio band(s).

  • Instruction Manual.
  • EMS-74 DTMF Microphone
  • Mounting Bracket w/Screws
  • DC Power Cable
  • Microphone holder
  • EMS-53 Plain Non-DTMF Microphone
  • EMS-14 Desktop Microphone
  • ERW-7 or ERW-15 USB Programming cable
  • Alinco Power Supply DM-330/30T/430T
  • RT Systems (APK-138) Programming software pack for DR-138/438

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