Sangean ATS909 comments?

Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by Mike Mauc » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 04:34:22

I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have any
feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the YB400.

Thanks,

Mike

 
 
 

Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by Neil Bel » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 05:21:25


On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 11:34:22 -0800, "Mike Mauch"


>I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have any
>feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the YB400.

>Thanks,

>Mike

Go with the Sangean - hands down, IMHO

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Neil Bell

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Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by Newsgroup Lurke » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 05:32:53

If you find a cheap RadioShack DX-398, it is the same thing.

I am kicking myself now at selling my DX-398 and am looking to buy one
again.

Ah well, you learn from your mistakes right?


Quote:> I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have any
> feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the YB400.

> Thanks,

> Mike

 
 
 

Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by Newsgroup Lurke » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 05:35:24

Anyone have a person preference to the ATS909/DX398 vs the 1102?

Thanks


Quote:> I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have any
> feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the YB400.

> Thanks,

> Mike

 
 
 

Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by Gray Shockle » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 06:26:20

On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 13:34:22 -0600, Mike Mauch wrote

Quote:> I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have any
> feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the YB400.

> Thanks,

> Mike

I have a "DX-398" (RadioShack branded ATS-909) and think it is a fine radio -
not perfect (but then neither am I) but really excellent.

I've looked at various "YachtBoys" and, while I saw nothing "bad" about them,
I've never had the desire to add one to my radio assortment. The "YD's" seem
to be "okay".

     Gray Shockley
  ----------------
    DX-392    DX-398
    RX-320    DX-399
  CCradio+ w/RS Loop
  Justice AM Antenna
 Torus Tuner (3-13 MHz)
     Select-A-Tenna
---------------------
   Vicksburg, MS US

 
 
 

Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by Stephan Grossklas » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 06:57:59

Mike Mauch schrieb:

Quote:

> I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have any
> feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the YB400.

I would suggest looking at articles like this one:
http://www.radiointel.com/portwars.htm
YB-400PE vs. ICF-SW7600G vs. ATS-909
(Do note that some people sell modified ATS-909s with various
improvements.)

Stephan
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Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by T. Earl » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 07:28:48


Quote:> I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have
any
> feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the
YB400.

I like the 909, but since I'm permanently $$$-challenged,  I liked the
identical Radio Shack DX-398 better for $100 less or so when it was
available.  The Sangean is nice, and has adequate sensitivity with a
lot of features for the money, but, if the Sangean is over $200
($249?), I think the Sony 7600GR (which you didn't ask about but which
is on eBay) is a better value and also a fine portable.
 
 
 

Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by DeWayn » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 09:02:11


Quote:> If you find a cheap RadioShack DX-398, it is the same thing.

> I am kicking myself now at selling my DX-398 and am looking to buy one
> again.

> Ah well, you learn from your mistakes right?

It's not too hard to find a nice DX-398 for $100 to $125.
DeWayne



> > I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have any
> > feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the YB400.

> > Thanks,

> > Mike

 
 
 

Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by L » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 10:09:55


Quote:> I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have any
> feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the YB400.

> Thanks,

> Mike

If you can afford the difference get the 909.  I have both radios -
the performance is about equal.  In terms of features, (memories,
etc.) the 909 blows the 400 away.

If you can't afford the difference, the 400 ain't a shabby performer.
Actually a fine first rig - quite straightforward to operate.

You won't be disappointed with either radio.

 
 
 

Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by Newsgroup Lurke » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 10:14:23

Yep, I see em on ebay quite a bit. I just purchased a VX-7R and am on the
fence of a VR-500 so the $$ is a little scarce at least till next paycheck
;)

Oh so many toys, so little money...




> > If you find a cheap RadioShack DX-398, it is the same thing.

> > I am kicking myself now at selling my DX-398 and am looking to buy one
> > again.

> > Ah well, you learn from your mistakes right?

> It's not too hard to find a nice DX-398 for $100 to $125.
> DeWayne



> > > I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have any
> > > feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the YB400.

> > > Thanks,

> > > Mike

 
 
 

Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by Mike Maghakia » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 12:32:03

I have a used DX-398 for $99 plus shipping. has carry case and copy of
user manual. it is in good working and cosmetic condition. email me
direct if interested

> If you find a cheap RadioShack DX-398, it is the same thing.

> I am kicking myself now at selling my DX-398 and am looking to buy one
> again.

> Ah well, you learn from your mistakes right?



>>I'm new to SW and was looking at getting a ATS909 does anyone have any
>>feedback on this receiver? The other one I'm looking at is the YB400.

>>Thanks,

>>Mike

 
 
 

Sangean ATS909 comments?

Post by CW » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 16:52:59

I gave mine away. I don't regret it a bit.


Quote:> I am kicking myself now at selling my DX-398 and am looking to buy one
> again.