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Reviews Summary for Grundig G6 Aviator
Grundig G6 Aviator Reviews: 45 Average rating: 3.8/5 MSRP: $$100
Description: portable general coverage and airband
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PERRY Rating: 4/5 Jan 22, 2011 09:19 Send this review to a friend
Perfict for SW withdrawl  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Buy it if the price is right. Got mine free with a Grundig 750. Very hot front end, so forget the antenna jack. Super for a quick trip to the Mall or doctors office while sweet-thing is tied up. Don't know how they stuffed all it will do in such a small package. Just put it in your shirt pocket and grin.
KB0WSW Rating: 4/5 Nov 26, 2010 11:03 Send this review to a friend
Good overall bargain  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Purchased at the beginning of the month on clearance from "The Shack". Good overall receiver. I was supprised to see it had SSB in such a small package. Nice to have something also include some accessories for a change. Came with AC adapter, ear buds and a soft case to carry the radio in. Use mine almost daily for AM radio. Shortwave and ham radio almost just as much.

I would buy again.
N5VEG Rating: 4/5 Nov 1, 2010 17:01 Send this review to a friend
Excellent compact, portable SW radio.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The Shack was selling them for half price this week until they are all gone. I was able to get the last example at my local RS store.

This is a very good compact "all flavors" receiver! I like the small pocket size and the fact it has a keypad,SSB,DSP and pretty good stereo sound on FM. Comes with stereo ear buds and a wall wort charger. Even has an orange back lit screen just like my Yeasu! Exterior has a human skin like feel. Looks to be durable under normal use. I too noticed the supplied external antenna jack would not work with a long wire so I did just as he did and clipped a long wire to the telescoping whip. Works wonderfully!

Overall, if you want a really good little listener with the ability to charge it's own batteries and has decent audio, get em while you can cause when they are gone....well you know the rest!
ZS1JHG Rating: 5/5 Aug 30, 2010 08:24 Send this review to a friend
True do it all portable receiver  Time owned: months
I was surprised with the audio quality on Am,Fm and SW from such a tiny portable.Great FM stereo on supplied earphones.Equal to my wifes new Sanyo
CD/MP3/Radio and better than my cellphone.

SSB works well using the jog set to fast and then final tune up set to slow.Impressed with the easy operation of the tuning using the jog and dual tuning knob ie spin on top then fine tune with milled the edge.
You even get a signal strength indicator and external antenna socket.
The tactile experience is also good with the non slip rubberised finish and solid buttons.
The display although small is very clear.
Reception on the aircraft band is also very good.
and compares well to a popular multiband HF/VHF/UHF amateur transceiver.
A well designed practical portable SW Receiver.
I have the Eton Buzz Aldrin Edition
N0JYC Rating: 1/5 Aug 5, 2010 05:47 Send this review to a friend
Disappointment  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Flat out did not work well for me. It may be my area. I'm not far from an airport -- nothing! SSB - Distorted. SWL - distorted. Lots and lots of birdies, distortions and overloads. I had bought it at the full price - definitely not worth it -- I would not spend $50 on it either.

Worked okay as an AM/FM radio and nothing more for nearby stations.
W2WO Rating: 2/5 Aug 4, 2010 17:57 Send this review to a friend
Forget it  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Have had it several months. OK for listening to mono FM, otherwise forget it. I was not expecting a high-end receiver for this price but I am quite disappointed with it. Front end overloads on almost anything, producing distortion. Birdies and IMD(?) all over the place. Audio on even strong signals is poor. The one place scanning might help (aircraft band) it does not function (by design). Push button controls for volume are simply irritating.

The case and construction on my unit are solid; the buttons and display work, and so forth. It seems well put together in a physical sense.

Believe it or not, I am not usually a complainer.

KB5KWO Rating: 5/5 Jan 6, 2010 18:36 Send this review to a friend
..cute..  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I am rating the radio vs. the purchase price amount, which in my case was about $50.oo. FM works fine, good sound with ear plugs. I listen to some AM but but mainly SW.. AM and SW both work surprisingly well at my location . ..and the SSB works too, just set the fine tuning to slow and then go.. CW can be had as well.. ..Filter?.. use the one in your head.. Bleedover can be a problem here, usually early in the morning as WWLS and KOMA kick up their power.. I wouldnt rate the G6 high in relation to the original asking price, ( $100.oo plus ) but for $50.00 I'm really enjoying it..
N0SOY Rating: 5/5 Jan 6, 2010 14:32 Send this review to a friend
nice little compact  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I recently got one of these as a extra radio (like I need a reason) It is a nice little radio. it does very well using the whip antenna and improves with a long wire added. I am using it with a roll up antenna I got from Radio Shack about 20 years ago. So Nothing fancy. Remember it is a compact about the size of 2 decks of cards. The sound with headphones is very good. I would like a tone control or separate bass and treble controls but in a compact of this size you have to give some things up. Use real headphones not the throw away ear buds that they toss in the box. The reception is good and the receiver is sensitive but at time too sensitive I found that just playing with the antenna helps the problem. I would like a gain control but again this is a contact. The SSB works well with the control adjusting tone well. If you can not get it to work read the manual. The manual is sparse but still helpful. The only real complaint is the clicking as you tune. It is very annoying but most digitals do that so I guess that is part of it. The Air band is a nice addition to the radio.

You have to compare radios in its class. The G6 is a nice little radio. It is great for traveling and keeping in the car.
NO4L Rating: 4/5 Dec 20, 2009 17:13 Send this review to a friend
I Like Mine, But Don't Pay Full Price  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I found mine on Amazon from Datavision for $35 + shipping (total $41.00).
The box has a sticker that says factory refurbished, Amazon showed it as new -- looks
new (but I could tell it had been handled a bit).

This is the first SSB/SWL portable I've had, so I'm
pretty amazed with it's performance. Out of the box
it is touchy -- press some buttons out of sequence
when accessing the functions of the radio and it can
make you think it's problematic. For the price, I'll keep it!

Within minutes I picked up SSB on 40M clearly out
of New York and Texas (I'm in Georgia). Later
during the night, I listened to a contest on 40M
coming out Louisianna. AM for me is great, FM too
-- I received a little from the local airport,
which was pretty much unintelligible. The audio
is pretty darn good I think for such a small unit.

Mine is the G6 Aviator (not the Buzz Aldrin
edition). I received it as an early Christmas present 2 days ago. After playing with one in
the local Radio Shack I went looking on the web,
just couldn't bring myself to pay full price.

73 & Merry Christmas!
N3HAM Rating: 1/5 Dec 13, 2009 08:26 Send this review to a friend
"A little lipstick, a little paint....etc."  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Nice looking radio but suffered badly from interference which made it unusable. My 1103s and 1102 (when it was working), so much better. Even though I got it for under $50 with a coupon from RS, I took it back for a refund. Sure would like to know where that RS is that lets you take two or three outside and out of the box to play with!
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