> On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 17:06:01 -0600, Maximus wrote
> > I don't have that receiver but am wishing I did <s>.
> I may have one of the old black ones for trade or sell soon.As I've
> chronicled lately, my new apartment - basically - doesn't allow shortwave
> reception (wipes tears from face).
> However, though I don't smoke in the radio/computer room, plenty of smoke
> (cigarette that is) certainly drifts in from the other rooms.
> I'm prolly gonna get rid of the DX-392 or the DX-398, a Grove SP-200, a
> Select-A-Tenna and a RS Loop.
> > For sideband, I use Upper Sideband mostly, and turn down the gain for
> > strong signals, as that makes it easier to clarify the sideband signal.
> > amateurs use AM, and some use Lower sideband. Most everyone else use
> > sideband - dunno why.
> > I am glad you have something that actually has good sound. That makes it
> > worthwhile. My DX 394 does not have good sound <S>. I run the sound to
> > stereo speakers I salvaged from a boombox that quit working - the
> > still work fine.
> > If you ever get teh "antenna itch" be careful about plugging the antenna
> > lead into the receiver as that can be fragile.
> > You might want to get Passport to Worldband Radio, Popular
> > magazine or Monitoring Times magazine to help identify stations you
> > Lastly, ENJOY !!! Please let us know what you are finding.
> > Strength and Honor
> Retirement and war stories,
> Gray Shockley
> DX-392 DX-398
> RX-320 DX-399
> CCradio+ w/RS Loop
> Justice AM Antenna
> Torus Tuner (3-13 MHz)
> Vicksburg, MS US
> >> On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 15:09:01 -0600, Love2camp5 wrote
> >>> The box showed the black radio (yuck!) but it was indeed the metallic
> > colored
> >>> one instead (yippee!) That is the color I preferred. (probably a
> >>> thing!)
> >> Naw; it's the "new style". Imo, it looks better and, also, it doesn't
> > up
> >> dust so badly (I clean the radios [grin]).
> >>> The hum on MW that I had on the YB is not present on the Sangean. The
> > actual
> >>> reception on MW is slightly better on the Sangean, but the sound is so
> > much
> >>> nicer and far more volume. I can work around the house and hear the
> > radio
> >>> just fine; I guess a portable was just not for me.
> >>> The shortwave reception is much, much better than the YB. I have
> > listened to
> >>> Radio China International, Radio Sweden, the BBC, and Radio Canada
> > both
> >>> mornings - and with the YB I couldn't get any stations in well enough
> > to
> >>> listen in the morning hours. ALso with the YB, no matter how strong
> >>> station sounded, there was always that nice "sshhh" sound over top of
> > the
> >>> signal. These strong SW stations come in crystal clear on the
> >>> No success with SSB yet, I will have to fiddle with that and figure
> > how
> >>> to tune them in.
> >> Turn the BFO pot to the center position, turn on the BFO switch
> >> right above the pot) and, then, use the pot as a "fine tuning" knob.
> >> If it's more elusive than usual, use the tuning knob to peak the
> >> Another thing to try is the "AM Wide/Narrow" switch.
> >>> I am also getting FM stations like crazy. I am very pleased with the
> > radio.
> >>> The cassette tape part of the unit works very well. The light stays
> > for
> >>> several seconds when you push the button; apparently no way to keep
> > light
> >>> turned on.
> >>> Since there is no "DX" or "Local" switch, does the "RF Gain" knob
> > accomplish
> >>> the same thing?
> >>> The radio has such a long whip antenna that is hit the ceiling in my
> > kitchen
> >>> with the radio on the counter. I can either not extend it entirely,
> > tilt
> >>> it a little.
> >> < http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/misc/0022.html>
> >> The number "0022" stand.
> >> /gray/