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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Gonset G-76 Help

Reviews Summary for Gonset G-76
Gonset G-76 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $$376.25 (1961)
Description: Amateur HF/VHF transceiver
10-80 m/6 m AM/CW & SSB Receive
Product is not in production.
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N8FVJ Rating: 4/5 Nov 16, 2017 05:14 Send this review to a friend
Compact AM Station  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Gonset G-76 is a very compact AM ham station. The transmitter uses high level plate modulation using two inexpensive 6DQ6 tubes in a 6DQ6 RF amplifier for 60 watts carrier power. The receiver is dual conversion with a low 262 kHz second IF for reasonable selectivity.

Consider it like a Johnson Ranger about 1/3 the size with a built-in receiver. Nothing else exists that is similar in its compact design with high level plate modulation.

I give it a four rating as large stations such as a Globe King 500 and Hammarlund Super Pro receivers will outperform it, but that AM station costs about $1000 to $1200 more.
N2DTS Rating: 4/5 Sep 27, 2007 18:49 Send this review to a friend
fun little radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
I had 2, both were indestrucable, and worked quite well on AM. About 60 watts out (carrier) and plate modulation!
Uses a 6dq5 output tube, and two 6dq6 tubes as modulators in a zero bias triode setup...
262KHz IF on the receiver works very well, but for hifi reception you need a better audio amp, the rig uses the modulator driver as an audio output stage.
Mine was very stable on TX and RX, and looked very sharp. Easy to play with inside as the case slides off and gives you access to everything.

Not a high powered AM station, but fun to play with, good receiver, great looks, and it does not take up much shack space.


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