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Also known as Realistic DX 390 had the same problem with the display.
If you were not looking at the radio at an angle then the display was hard to read even with the back light on which was a soft white. Reception on the radio was incredible especially on the Shortwave bands and Medium Wave. LW required a long antenna which i did not have the room for at the time.
It was an all around great radio, that is until that fateful day when coming home to a thunderstorm. I was trying to get home before the storm reached my house but i was too late. Everything else in the radio room was unplugged except for the DX 390.
After the storm passed i tried the radio out and reception was almost non existant.
It was almost as if the RF gain was turned all the way down when in fact it was turned up to the maximum setting.
At the time of the storm the only thing that was plugged into the radio was the power cord but that was enough to cause damage to the radio.
I now own a Grundig G3 Globe Traveller. Nice Radio but nothing like the Sangean ats 818/ Realistic DX 390.