Sangean ATS-909/Radio Shack DX-398 FAQ: Resources

Dave Moisan, N1KGH
Updated December 2nd, 2003

Dealers & Manufacturers

Sangean America, Inc.
2651 Troy Ave
South El Monte, CA 91733 U.S.A.
Tel: 1-888-SANGEAN

Manufactures the ATS-909 and resells it to Radio Shack under the DX-398 nameplate. Also offers service.

Radio Shack
Product Support Center
200 Taylor Street
Suite 600
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Tel: 1-800-THE-SHACK
Computer Fax: 817-415-6804
Consumer Fax: 817-415-6880

Though Radio Shack no longer sells the DX-398, they still offer service.

C. Crane Company
1001 Main Street
Fortuna, California 95540 U.S.A.
Tel: 707-725-9000
Fax 707-725-9060

C. Crane Company sells the ATS-909 and replacement parts such as the LCD window and the flipstand.

Universal Radio
Universal Radio, Inc.
6830 Americana Pkwy.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-4113 U.S.A.
Tel: 1 800 431-3939 (Orders & Prices)
1 614 866-4267 (Technical Information)

Sells the ATS-909, antennas and accessories, including lucite radio stands.

Grove Enterprises
7540 Highway 64 West
Brasstown, NC 28902
Tel: (800)-438-8155 (US & Canada)

Sells the ATS-909, antennas and accessories.


Radiolabs sells a modified 909 with a blue display among other enhancements.

Kiwa Electronics
612 South 14th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902 USA
800.398.1146 (orders)

Kiwa offers audio and tuning mods for the 909 as well as its famous MW loop antennas.

Other Resources

DX-398 Online User's Manual
Radio Shack has the DX-398 user's manual—in English and Spanish, including frequencies and a parts list.
Yaesu FRG-7 and Sangean ATS-909 Users Notice Board
Ingo Truppel's message board, which replaces the old board, now defunct.
DX-398 Mailing List on Yahoo Groups"
Active mail list on the DX-398.
Rick's Modster Madness
This site has mods to the 909 and other Sangean radios


This FAQ would not have been possible without the help of Rick Whitehouse, who published the first mods on this radio and graciously allowed me to reproduce them here. If a third-party programmer is ever developed, Jim Bowlin will deserve much of the credit for his work in confirming what kind of memory is in the radio and how it's programmed, and Sean Mc. provided the European/Asian memory list. "Rocky" (KA7EII) provided a neat timer tutorial. Thanks also to Bill Bowen, Lindsey (for the special key sequences), Glenn Mitchell, James Marshall, Mildred Pierce and all the dedicated owners in for their collective comments and experiences.

David Moisan, April 2003

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