Radio Shack DX-390 vs DX-394?

Radio Shack DX-390 vs DX-394?

Post by John Figliozz » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Hi all,

Quote:

> I'm fairly new to the hobby. Well...  Actually, I've been listening to
> short wave off and on over the years, but only recently started to
> develop a serious interest in it. And so I decided I needed a better
> radio.

> My main interests are in listening to the various "free radio" shows,
> and to a lesser extent, international news programs. However, all I
> have at the moment  is a DAK MR-101, so it is quite a rare treat when
> I manage to pull in anything outside my own time zone (seriously).

> I'm currently thinking of buying the Radio Shack DX-394 and would
> appreciate some comments on the subject.

> I was originally looking at the DX-390, but Radio Shack recently
> reduced the price of the DX-394 by $100. This makes it only about $70
> more expensive than the DX-390, and it has now caught my eye.

> And yes, I do realize one is a tabletop set and the other is a
> portable.

> If I do buy the DX-394, I'll most likely use the whip antenna that
> comes with it. But, what I want to know is, will the DX-394 using the
> whip antenna still be able to pull in more stations than the DX-390?

> Is there some sort of indoor antenna that can be attached to it?
> (other than stringing wire all around the room). Maybe something like
> those amplified  antennas for stereo receivers?

> Or would I just be better off (and $70 richer) going with the DX-390?

> I should also mention that I live in an apartment complex, so an
> exterior antenna is not an option.

> Like I said, I'm just starting out, and I really don't have a clue, so
> maybe I'm way off base in my thinking. But any and all comments would
> be greatly appreciated...

> Joe

Hello Joe:

I'd go with the DX-390.  It's the same as the Sangean 818, which is a
good performer.  Although I have no personal experience with the
DX-392, I understand that it has had some problems.

Hope this helps!

John Figliozzi

 
 
 

Radio Shack DX-390 vs DX-394?

Post by Joe Pastre » Thu, 12 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Hi all,

I'm fairly new to the hobby. Well...  Actually, I've been listening to
short wave off and on over the years, but only recently started to
develop a serious interest in it. And so I decided I needed a better
radio.

My main interests are in listening to the various "free radio" shows,
and to a lesser extent, international news programs. However, all I
have at the moment  is a DAK MR-101, so it is quite a rare treat when
I manage to pull in anything outside my own time zone (seriously).

I'm currently thinking of buying the Radio Shack DX-394 and would
appreciate some comments on the subject.

I was originally looking at the DX-390, but Radio Shack recently
reduced the price of the DX-394 by $100. This makes it only about $70
more expensive than the DX-390, and it has now caught my eye.

And yes, I do realize one is a tabletop set and the other is a
portable.

If I do buy the DX-394, I'll most likely use the whip antenna that
comes with it. But, what I want to know is, will the DX-394 using the
whip antenna still be able to pull in more stations than the DX-390?

Is there some sort of indoor antenna that can be attached to it?
(other than stringing wire all around the room). Maybe something like
those amplified  antennas for stereo receivers?

Or would I just be better off (and $70 richer) going with the DX-390?

I should also mention that I live in an apartment complex, so an
exterior antenna is not an option.

Like I said, I'm just starting out, and I really don't have a clue, so
maybe I'm way off base in my thinking. But any and all comments would
be greatly appreciated...

Joe

 
 
 

Radio Shack DX-390 vs DX-394?

Post by Lester John Ne » Thu, 12 Sep 1996 04:00:00

        DX 390 and DX 392 are the same machine.  Only difference : DX 392
has a tape recorder added.  

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Radio Shack DX-390 vs DX-394?

Post by JSte » Thu, 12 Sep 1996 04:00:00


John Ness) writes:
>Subject:    Re: Radio Shack DX-390 vs DX-394?

>Date:       11 Sep 1996 12:26:45 GMT

>    DX 390 and DX 392 are the same machine.  Only difference : DX 392
>has a tape recorder added.  

>--

>------------------- Headers ---------

Gents/Ladies:
   The question here is between the DX-390 portable and the DX-394
tabletop unit.  Comments concerning the 394 tabletop receiver would be
most welcome. :-)
 
 
 

Radio Shack DX-390 vs DX-394?

Post by Topher Eli » Thu, 12 Sep 1996 04:00:00

           DX 390 and DX 392 are the same machine.  Only difference : DX 392
   has a tape recorder added.  

   --

According to various reviews I've seen, adding the tape recorder necessitated
putting in a smaller speaker, and consequently the 392 (or it is 394?) has
poorer sound.

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Radio Shack DX-390 vs DX-394?

Post by Mike Owya » Fri, 13 Sep 1996 04:00:00

FWIW - I saw the DX-390 on sale for $99.95 at the "Name Brand Electronics"
outlet store (owned by Tandy) in Vacaville, CA. The 392 was about $40 or
$50 more. At that price I thought about picking one up for the heck of it,
but I've got a Sony ICF-2002 sitting around that's probably as good(?).

Mike

 
 
 

Radio Shack DX-390 vs DX-394?

Post by Joe Pastre » Sat, 14 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:>FWIW - I saw the DX-390 on sale for $99.95 at the "Name Brand Electronics"
>outlet store (owned by Tandy) in Vacaville, CA. The 392 was about $40 or
>$50 more. At that price I thought about picking one up for the heck of it,
>but I've got a Sony ICF-2002 sitting around that's probably as good(?).

>Mike

No kidding, I just went out and bought the DX 390 after I got out of
work today, Radio shack has it on sale for $169....

And I thought I got a deal :)

Joe

BTW.
Thanks to all who responded to my post, Your input helped me a great
deal. I'm very pleased with the DX 390 (especially at $169), the first
thing I did when I got it home was to open it up and do the mute mod.
What a difference a decent radio makes!