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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Vintage amateur | T.M.C. GPR-90 GENERAL COVERAGE Help


Reviews Summary for T.M.C. GPR-90 GENERAL COVERAGE
T.M.C. GPR-90 GENERAL COVERAGE Reviews: 12 Average rating: 4.2/5 MSRP: $495.00 in 1955
Description: 540KC TO 31.50MHZ GENERAL COVERAGE RECEIVER.
MODES OF OPRATION AM/CW/MCW/SSB.
Product is not in production.
More info: http://www.geocities.com/tmcvintage/
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WB8UHZ Rating: 5/5 Sep 9, 2005 19:39 Send this review to a friend
good radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
Well built , great audio, needs some improvement in selectivity, but can be adapted, improved... had this one for better than 10 years... get one if you like great older radios.
 
WA3VJB Rating: 3/5 Aug 22, 2003 16:53 Send this review to a friend
Disappointment  Time owned: more than 12 months
I really tried to like this receiver, but I've just let it go in favor of a Hammarlund SP-600.

The main problem when using the GPR-90 to receive AM on the shortwave ham bands is that the only useful bandwidth is the selection for 10Kc.

This is too wide during times of band congestion, and too narrow when band use is low. Mostly, I enjoyed it on 10 meters AM during Cycle 23.

Attributes include nice sounding, low distortion, speaker-level 6V6 output. Also, this is a very pretty receiver, with symmetrical dials for bandspread and main tuning. It's built well, but not really hefty like military standards. It is built better than amateur-grade alternatives such as those among the Hallicrafters line.

My purchase was more from nostalgia than functional strength, and I knew it was coming up short when I ended up gravitating more toward my R-390, R-390A, and HQ-100A.

Paul/VJB
 
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