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Offline Chanter

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DX-398 difficulties
« on: July 14, 2012, 1855 UTC »
I figure someone over here will know how I can fix my silly mistake.  Boy do I feel like a lid... 

Somehow, while futzing with the settings on my DX-398, I accidentally set the third timer.  I have no flipping idea how I managed it, but now every day at quarter to twelve (1645 or so Z), the darn thing kicks in and starts playing 100.1-ish FM! 

Anybody know how the heck I cancel it without losing all my other settings?  I've tried a few things, no joy.  *facepalms* 
Madison, WI, U.S.A. 
Tecsun PL-660, Yaesu FT60R handheld, and Realistic DX-398 (back up and running!) 
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Nella F.

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Re: DX-398 difficulties
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 2257 UTC »
I just did a google search: "dx-398 manual", and a pdf of the entire owners manual came up (free), the very first listing via www.cnyara.com. I have a dx-398 but I'm not @ home now to look thru manual... hope this works for you. (ps: you Can paper clip the reset button like I did a few years back. So what if it defaults to European memories. For a little while it was Not Boring.) ::)

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Re: DX-398 difficulties
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 0146 UTC »
I do the reset thing with mine,too,Nella. I've owned the thing for nearly 15 years and still haven't figured out all the bells and whistles?

Chanter,most DX-398's/Sangean 909's will take a substantial antenna with no overloading,making it a good choice for your AM dx'ing.

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Re: DX-398 difficulties
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 0921 UTC »
Thanks, you two!  Thanks also to the person who e-mailed me.  :)  Hopefully I've got it sorted now.  Also, Nella, I hadn't thought about paperclipping the reset button.  I'll remember that one if things ever blow up badly enough... but oh man do I ever not want to lose all my presets! 
Madison, WI, U.S.A. 
Tecsun PL-660, Yaesu FT60R handheld, and Realistic DX-398 (back up and running!) 
QSL's appreciated 

There's a geeklady turning that dial!
SWLer, MWLer, LW and HF beaconeer, technician class ham, DXer of all bands and program listener. 
RNW forever.

cmradio

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Re: DX-398 difficulties
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012, 1119 UTC »
I've owned the thing for nearly 15 years and still haven't figured out all the bells and whistles?

Sounds like me with my cell phone.... can do a thousand things and all I use is for is *gasp* a PHONE! :D

Peace!

Nella F.

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Re: DX-398 difficulties
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2012, 2147 UTC »
Around 2006 or 7 my dx-398 began a "freezing-up" spazzing phase. As I recall it couldn't be turned off & the buttons didn't work. Eventually I got pissed off & did the reset thing, several times. I think it was paying me back for the time I accidently knocked it off the coffee table. The plastic "Radio Shack" piece (upper left corner) fell out so I glued it back in...upside down of course! (heh, heh, heh). Yeah, I got my own presets programed too that I would not want to have to reenter. ;)