Quote:>Ok, I'm a newbie at this shortwave stuff. I just bought a radio shack
>dx-375 and was playing with it, and to my dismay I was unable to find jack.
>Well, actually I found one spanish station, but thats about it.. Is there a
>faq or something out there? Oh yeah.. when I bought the dx-375, the guy
>told me i should get the 3 volt 200 millamp ac adapter? I think its the
>wrong one, in the manual, it said I need atleast 300 milliamp. So whats up
>thanks for any hel, and any pointers you can give a person who has no idea
>how to do this stuff.
I'd suggest you subscribe to Monitoring Times, each month they have a
listing for many shortwave broadcast stations with times, frequences and
program contents. Mon Times is published by Grove at: http://www.grove.net
You wouldn't try to watch TV without a tv guide, why listen to shortwave
If you are letting the radio try to find stations for you while scanning,
most stations are passed over because the radio will only stop on the
strongest signals. I'd suggest manully tuning through the bands. Keep in
mind the higher frequencies are better in the day, the lower ones are
better at night. I don't know where you live, or what kind of stations you
wish to hear, but I'll email you a fairly decent list of frequencies to
The DX-375 is a good radio for the money to listen to the major broadcast
stations. The trick is knowing when and where to listen.