radio shack DX 399 vs. DX 398- should i upgrade to 398?

radio shack DX 399 vs. DX 398- should i upgrade to 398?

Post by Msoray » Sun, 14 Oct 2001 07:14:35

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 has
much better reception)- i can not get any stations during the day and only a
few at nite(like radio netherlands -which has a specific west coast signal)
would buying a DX 398 for 150$ upgrade my reception so i can get more stations?

thanks

 
 
 

radio shack DX 399 vs. DX 398- should i upgrade to 398?

Post by DougV » Sun, 14 Oct 2001 11:49:06


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.

--

Doug, K8RFT
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www.netonecom.net/~swordman
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Quote:> 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
has
> much better reception)- i can not get any stations during the day and only
a
> few at nite(like radio netherlands -which has a specific west coast
signal)
> would buying a DX 398 for 150$ upgrade my reception so i can get more
stations?

> thanks

 
 
 

radio shack DX 399 vs. DX 398- should i upgrade to 398?

Post by ZOOM » Sun, 14 Oct 2001 13:36:26

Compared to my sony portables and RX 320, the 398 is deaf!


> 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.

> --

> Doug, K8RFT
> see my website at
> www.netonecom.net/~swordman
> and my online photo albums at
> http://members3.clubphoto.com/doug251926/



> > 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
> has
> > much better reception)- i can not get any stations during the day and
only
> a
> > few at nite(like radio netherlands -which has a specific west coast
> signal)
> > would buying a DX 398 for 150$ upgrade my reception so i can get more
> stations?

> > thanks