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Reviews Categories | QRP Radios (5 watts or less) | Genesis G59 160-6m SDR transceiver Help

Reviews Summary for Genesis G59 160-6m SDR transceiver
Genesis G59    160-6m SDR transceiver Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $349
Description: 160-6m SDR transceiver kit by GenesisRadio.
The G59 is an all-mode 160-6m SDR transceiver with 10mW of output power. The output is boosted to 10W with the GPA10 linear amplifier.

Building and operating your own equipment is still the ultimate goal of amateur radio, and Genesis will give you exactly that: Fun to build, fun to operate! There are so many things you can do with it, from regular 2-way Morse contacts, phone, digital modes like PSK, to RTTY or WSPR - Truly, the list of activities for which you can use your G59 is practically endless!
If you're into QRP, DXCC chasing or serious contesting, the G59 will deliver unparalleled performance you won't find in much more expensive analog radios. Suitable to advanced builders.
Product is in production.
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ZL3LC Rating: 5/5 Mar 17, 2016 23:56 Send this review to a friend
very nice kit  Time owned: more than 12 months
Has given me hours of enjoyment, both in constructing and listening to the bands ( I have transmitted, but still to finish PA). Do get a good sound card (Asus Xonar DX works well). It is so nice being able to see what is really going on in any particular band. The Genesis newsgroup on Yahoo is staging a comeback, with many beginning their SDR journey. Help with any issues is available on the news group. For such a complex kit there are very few issues encountered.
G4PIR Rating: 5/5 Jan 11, 2011 01:41 Send this review to a friend
EXCELLENT SDR KIT  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
My experience of the Genesis G59 Has been good from start to finish.
Ordering was simple, delivery from OZ to UK in about 10 days.
The kit uses an excellent quality PCB with good spec components.The Online build instructions are excellent and i rate the build as easy, using only basic tools and test equipment you can build an excellent performing Transceiver, combined with the GPA 10 Kit it makes for an excellent radio ,10 watt Homemade Radio, something to be proud off !!

The Software side of the radio is good, with updates being made as required, the only problem you may have is making sure you have a good quality soundcard to run it, I currently use the Delta 2496 and the E-MU 0202 Usb, as yet i am undecided as to which one to use, they are both good and its hard to hear any difference between them.

The back up from the genesis team is good, you usaully get answers within an hour or two on the genesis forum.

Now the important bit, how does it perform ?

Well to put it simply, i now have a Yaesu ft1000mp mk 5 field for sale, it is head and shoulders above the Yaesu.

Great audio reports from all stations worked, no tx image problems and a great panadater on screen so you can view either 48khz , 96khz or even 192khz of bandwidth, a Contest or DX'ers Dream.

Numerous settings in software allow you to set it up as you like, from changing the screen look to adjusting rx and tx audio.

All in all a great kit with good support and when its finished and you have your first contact from Home to Hawaii on your Homemade Rig running 10 watts into your homebrew Antenna, theres no better feeling of satisfaction !!!

Well done the Genesis team.

Thanks to Nick,Tasa,Goran and Bruce.


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