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

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KG8LB  Rating: 5/5 Apr 1, 2013 03:39  Send this review to a friend!
At the top  Time owned: more than 12 months
RE: The comment about dial cord stringing by a previous "reviewer" ,W9LBB . Simply put , the GPR 90 HAS NO DIAL CORD ,period . The dial calibration from band edge to edge is near frequency meter accuracy .
Not sure where that reviewer found a National NC-180 for that matter .

I have now owned 6 GPR90 receivers and they have all been beautuifully built , smooth operating receivers .The GPR90 release was in the mid 1950s and for the money , a great receiver . Good audio , outstanding fit and finish , high quality components and excellent wiring/assembly.
The dial calibration is the best I have seen on any receiver that is tuned VIA air variables . The stability ranks tops . A good technician of course realizes that 60 year old receivers are going to need some maintenance . The only "stability" issues I have seen on GPR90 was easily resolved by a good cleaning of the wiper contacts of the tuning caps .
The audio filters are helpful and the crystal filter on a properly aligned GPR90 is very effective indeed .

I have also owned Many Super Pro 600s ,R-390 , R-390A as well as 4 of the very rare R-725 receivers . The GPR 90 is right up there with the best of them and for use on the amateur bands is very convenient and smooth in operation .  
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