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ALINCO’s feature packed Analog VHF Mobile Radio is perfect choice for  multiple applications. The DR-138 is a mobile/base radio that delivers power and performance in a small package. User-friendly configuration and programmable features make the DR-138 the radio of choice for business and commercial use without compromising higher price.

ALINCO DR-138 Features

  • 60 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-138S only)


 Frequency range


 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 to +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. 60W(HI)
Approx. 25W(MID)
Approx. 10W(LOW)

 Modulation system

Variable reactance frequency modulation

 Adjacent Channel Power


 Hum & Noise


 Spurious emission

Less than -60 dB

 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

  • MB-130/ADHK130 Mounting Bracket w/screw kit

  • ADUA-38 DC Power Cable

  • Microphone Holder

  • Alarm Cable

  • ERW-7 Programming Cable

  • EMS-53 Plain Microphone

  • DM-330FX/ DM-330MVT Switching Power Supply

  • RTS APK-138 (Prog. Soft/USB cable pack for DR-138/438)