CountyComm GP-5 SSB (Gen 3}

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DJ11DLN

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I ordered one, I had read the reviews on that model before and it seems to have a pretty good reputation. I've been wanting to get back into SWL for some time but I live in RF hell thanks to my power utility's unwillingness to fix a couple of cracked insulators. That one being portable I at least have the option of moving the radio away from the RFI.
 

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Just pulled the trigger on sale as well combined with a 10% off coupon received in a recent order. I have the GP-4L / EFTR which is a great little pocket/travel/BOB radio but like the features and SSB of the GP5 SSB Gen 3.
 

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Got mine yesterday, so far I'm favorably impressed. Sound quality is impressive for such a tiny speaker. I haven't had a chance to get it out away from my giant RFI generator up on the utility pole yet but I did copy several AM broadcast stations with it late last night. Chicago, Cincinnatti, Cleveland, NYC, etc. A consumer-grade AM/FM radio was deaf to all but one of those and there was no comparison in copy. I'm looking forward to some band openings when I have time to take it someplace quiet. It certainly seems to be a lot of value for the money.
 

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Been wanting to purchase one of these for AM DX'ing as it has a rotatable antenna and in general appears to be a neatly-packaged portable. Enjoy your radios guys.
 

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When I first encountered one at Universal, I wasn't impressed due to the lack of keyboard and slow tuning with the wheel. Quickly figured out the best fix for me and now it's my travel radio.

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External Antenna Jack Warnings

I have one of these units and enjoy it use. I want to warn everyone that the small external antenna jack on the top has limits on what can be plugged in to it. Just because adaptors are made to convert to coax, the manufacturer says the jack will break as it cannot handle the stress connectors and coax and place on the connection. I have used a small reel type antenna a few times and, for my environment and band conditions at the time, did not notice any real improvement in reception.

I take it to the school bus drop where I on occasion pick up my grandkids, clip it on a partially open drivers window, and have some fun while waiting.

Just be carefully with what and how you plug in an external antenna.
 
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