so I don't think it's that. Just check that there is no other antenna connected, a whip perhaps even if it is pushed down. SW only is a clue - does it do it on the BC band?No outside antenna hooked up and nothing has changed.
Tom, my RS World Receiver is also a battery hog. Definitely not as bad as my DX-398, but the World Receiver uses batteries more than my other 4 x AA, 6 volt digital radios.I changed the batteries and it worked. The low battery indicator wasn't on so I didn't think to check those. I guess I need to find a power adaptor for it.