I bought one 3 weeks ago and I like it fine, but I don't have other small
portables to compare it to.
The guy behind the counter at RS said that he and a friend had compared the
398 and 399 and they thought the 399 received slightly better.
I guess I should try a side-by-side comparison with and RX320.
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> i have a dx 399 and reception is not good even with portable shortwave
> antenna(part of my problem is i live on the west coast-i heard the east
> much better reception)- i can not get any stations during the day and only
> few at nite(like radio netherlands -which has a specific west coast
> would buying a DX 398 for 150$ upgrade my reception so i can get more