Sangean ATS-909 or RadioShack DX-398

The Sangean ATS-909 shortwave receiver

Sangean describes the Sangean ATS-909 as the “flagship” of the Sangean line of AM/FM/SW Portable Radios. It is indeed a popular portable and is packed with features. This radio was also manufactured as the RadioShack DX-398. Note that the Sangean ATS-909 is still available in stock from some retailers, but has been discontinued and replaced by the new Sangean ATS-909X.


  • PLL Synthesized Digital Tuning.
  • Backlit LCD Display.
  • 307 Programmable Memories.
  • Frequency
      FM 87.5-108
      AM 520-1710
      SW 1.711-29.999
      LW 153-519
  • Five Tuning methods:
      Direct frequency tuning.
      Auto scan.
      Manual tuning.
      Memory recall.
      Rotary tuning.
  • Auto Tuning System (ATS).
  • Pre-programmed station name and frequency according to customer’s requirement before ex-factory.
  • Radio Data System (RDS).
  • Alarm Function w/Human Waking System (HWS).
  • AM Wide / Narrow.
  • FM stereo / Mono Selector Switch.
  • 8 Characters for editing station name in display.
  • EE PROM for memories back up.
  • Stereo Headphone Jack.
  • Single Side Band (SSB).
  • Fine Tuning Control.
  • RF Gain Control.
  • Built-in 42 world cities time plus DST device.
  • Direct key to recall favorite station in one button.
  • Adjustable Sleep Timer.
  • Signal & Battery Strength Indicator.
  • Tone control (Music / Normal / News).
  • Dual Conversion.
  • REC out and standby control output.
  • 3 Timers.
  • Dimensions (WxHxD):8 ½”x 5”x 1 ½”
  • Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz.


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