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Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Radio Shack DX398 Shortwave Radio Help

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VE7BGP  Rating: 5/5 Feb 14, 2012 09:56  Send this review to a friend!
Quick Speaker Fix  Time owned: more than 12 months
I also had a Radio Shack DX-398 which sat on my dresser as my Clock Wake up Call radio for many years. I recently got a Grundig G3 to replace the DX-398 and found immediately the Grundig's audio Quality blew the 398 out of the water for such a small Radio. My speaker also vibrated and sounded Raspy especially on low volume. Anyway I took the front off the DX-398 and unsoldered the speaker leads and carefully cut the Glue and removed the speaker it was full of dust I carefully cleaned the speaker Cone and port. The speaker Cone felt good and was not rubbing so I reinstalled it and reassembled the radio. Turned it on and now it sounds as good as when I first bought it in '99. My back stand broke I homebrewed one from Coat Hanger Wire it works great. The new Grundig still has better Audio Quality than the 398 main thing I can live with and use my DX-398's audio and enjoy listening to it again. Speaking on whip sensitivity my DX-398 is better then most it even pulls a lot of ham signals inside my Faraday Shield mobile home. The new Grundig has noticeably better sensitivity about 5 dB. These small portables are great for DFing QRMM on our local 75 Meter nets. QRMM is Deliberate Jamming of Nets. If you leave the Whip Horizontal pull out 6 to 8 inches of whip. Hold the portable close to your body turn your whole body. You will find a peak the direction of the QRMM. I hope that helps.
Gerry VE7BGP  
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