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Heathkit GR-54

General Coverage Communications Receiver Kit Rating (1-5):
Made In: United States 1966-1971 Voltages: 120/240 VAC 50/60 Hz 45W
Coverage: See Comments Readout: Analog
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 6 Tubes plus Semiconductors. Physical: 14.58 x 6.5 x 11" 24 Lbs. 370x160x280mm 8.5 kg
Circuit Complement: 6BH6 RF Amp, 6EA8 Osc Mixer, 6BA6 IF Amp, 6BA6 IF Amp, 12AT7 BFO Product Detector, 6HF8 AF Amp and diodes.
Features: Spkr/Head. Jack S-Meter Antenna Trimmer Ferrite MW Antenna RF Gain ANL Morse Key Input Bandspread 0-10 Mute Speaker 4x6" Standby AVC ON/OFF
New Price: $85-135 Kit Used Price: $50-80
Comments: Ranges:  .18-.42, .55-1.55, 2-5, 5-12.5 and 12.5-30 MHz.
Variants: An export model was also available for 115/230 VAC 50-60 Hz operation.

Heathkit GR-91

General Coverage Communications Receiver Kit Rating (1-5):
Made In: United States 1961-1963 Voltages: 105-125 VAC 50/60 Hz 30W
Coverage: 550 - 30000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW Selectivity:
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 4 Tubes plus Semiconductors. Physical: 12.25x5.25x8.25" 9 Lbs. 311x133x209mm 4 kg
Circuit Complement: 12BE6 Osc/Mixer, 12BA6 IF Amp/BFO, 12AV6 Detector/Audio Amp, 50C5 Audio Output and silicon diode rectifier.
Features: " Head. Jack S-Meter Dial Lamp Antenna Trimmer BFO ANL Speaker 3x5" Bandspread 0-10 Mute Standby Q-Mult. Jack
Accessories: GD125 Q-Multiplier
New Price: $40-50 Kit Used Price: $40-70
Comments: Ranges:  .55-1.5, 1.5-4, 4-10 and 10-30 MHz. The headphone jack and ANL switch are on the rear panel. Beige and aquamarine cabinet.
Variants: Model GR-91E is 115/230 VAC.

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