Realistic DX-370 PLL Synthesized, Multiband Radio
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The DX-370 works reasonably well on SW with just the whip. I've used it both just on the whip, and by placing the whip next to the feed in line of a longwire antenna.
It has a full sound on headphones.
The FM performance is excellent for a small Sangean portable, and it's in stereo on headphones.
On MW it is a good performer, but in low signal areas like my QTH the radio DX's better if you use an external loop with it.
The selectivity on MW is excellent. Unlike some portables, MW sensitivity does not drop off above 1610 khz. It's a great radio for tuning the X band.
Battery life is pretty good. I use mine several times a week and a set of heavy duty AA's lasts a month or so.
The large LCD display is helpful. It reacts to temperature, though. When it's 45 degrees or so, some of the characters don't show up 100%.