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ETON G6 Aviator Buzz Aldrin Edition AM/FM, Aircraft band and Shortwave Radio, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • AM, FM, Aircraft Band (117-137 MHz) and Shortwave (1711-30000 KHz)
  • Stop tuning system stops on next available frequency D5 tuning system
  • 700 memories with 4 character page naming
  • Signal strength indicator
  • Accessories: owner¿s manual, warranty card, AC adaptor, earbuds, protective pouch
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 4.9 x 3 inches ; 7.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0018QQDII
  • Item model number: G6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,207 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 1, 2008

Product Description

Product Description

With the Aviator at your side, you�ll always have great listening options. Tune in to AM, FM, aircraft band or Shortwave frequencies easily with direct keypad entry. Or, use the STOP tuning feature to browse stations and stop on the next available frequency. You can also use D5 tuning to get a taste of what�s playing�stop on the next available frequency for five seconds at a time. Use the international clock and wake-up alarms to keep you on schedule, wherever your travels take you.

From the Manufacturer

This is a version of the G6 that is endorsed by Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 astronaut, as a celebration of America's 50 years of space exploration. With the Grundig G6 Aviator at your side, you’ll always have great listening options. Tune in to AM, FM, aircraft band or shortwave frequencies easily with direct keypad entry. Use the multiple tuning features to quickly scan or browse stations. This portable radio only weighs about 7 ounces, so you can always have your favorite stations at hand. The international clock and wake-up alarms keep you on schedule, wherever your travels take you.

The large keypad and display make tuning quick and easy


Long-Range, Portable Flexibility.
The Grundig G6 Aviator brings you coverage of all medium-wave and shortwave frequencies, as well as FM bands. Specifically, it covers three frequency ranges. The 520kHz to 30MHz frequency range grants access to the entire AM band and shortwave broadcasts with single-sideband tuning. This far-reaching frequency range puts you in touch with news and entertainment from across the world, and also allows reception of ham radio operators, maritime and shortwave aeronautical stations.

The 88MHz to 108MHz band covers traditional FM radio, and the G6 Aviator passes its stereo signal through to the convenient headphone jack. Additionally, this radio also receives the 117MHz to 137MHz National Civilian Aeronautical Band, letting you monitor multiple aircraft communication frequencies.

Handy Features For Easy Use.
The Grundig G6 Aviator tames its powerful tuning flexibility with a robust on-board memory system. It can store up to 700 stations with 4-character station naming. The Auto Tuning feature takes the hassle out of tuning in to multiple frequencies by automatically scanning and storing stations for FM, AM and shortwave signals. Multiple scan tuning types make it easy to listen to new signals. The STOP tuning system stops on the next available frequency, while the D5 tuning system gives you a 5-second taste of each station before moving to the next. The G6 Aviator's front panel is also equipped for manual and direct tuning, allowing you to punch in the exact frequency you want. The digital signal meter dynamically shows signal strength, and is a valuable companion when adjusting an optional external antenna or manually tuning to distant stations.
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Weighing in at only 7 ounces, the Grundig G6 Aviator is light enough to take anywhere. An included AC adapter provides power when at home or the office, and 2 AA batteries let you take this radio with you wherever you go. The key lock feature keeps you tuned in by preventing accidental button presses. Additionally, the easy-to-read backlit LCD screen also displays an international clock with three programmable alarms, keeping you on schedule no matter where your travels take you.

What's in the Box?
The Grundig G6 Aviator comes with an AC adaptor, earbuds for private listening and a protective carrying pouch.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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Kevinkar
The G6 had no trouble in pulling in most all of the Los Angeles radio AM signals which ranged from 75 to 100 miles away with only one 50,000 Watt signal.
Chris Compton
Sound quality is very good for its size class.
Blackbeard

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

171 of 178 people found the following review helpful By Chris Compton on July 9, 2008
When the G6 arrived I must say I was a little shocked as I was expecting a larger package, but as the old expression goes "Size Makes no Difference",and that applies to the G6!
The build quality was extremely good, the rubberized coating and the "just right" weight make for a very good, solid feel.
After a brief scan of the operating manual I placed 2 AA Alkaline batteries in the G6 (you can also use NI-MH batteries and charge them in the G6) but I was very excited and did not want to wait one minute longer, I wanted to play now!
I powered the G6 up and selected the MW AM Broadcast Band, my favorite
for chasing weak, distant signals. I then thought to myself, I need a "Standard" in which to compare the G6. Being an avid radio collector I selected a Tough Act to Follow" radio from my collection for the AM MW Blue Ribbon. I chose my Panasonic RF2900.
Both radios had brand new alkaline batteries installed, as I did not want to deal with AC power line noise, induced into the units by operating from the AC Mains.
It was in middle of the day so I selected a station on 1360 KHz, KWDJ, 1000 watts day, in Ridgecrest, CA, about 100 miles from my location in Lancaster, Ca. At that distance the measured signal strength of KWDJ was less than 100 Micro volts/Meter (Measured on Potomac FIM 22 AM field strength meter)
I placed both radios on the same table ,and rotated the units so their loopsticks were optimized for reception from the direction of Ridgecrest, Ca.
Also note, that in Lancaster, there is a 1000-watt AM station on 1380 KHZ
Its transmitter, less than 3 miles from my location, and in the same heading as
Ridgecrest!
As I tuned the RF2900 to 1360 I heard Dr. Laura, pretty clear along with a fair amount of background noise.
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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Ann E. Revelle on April 3, 2009
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This Buzz Aldrin edition of the G6 aviator radio is indeed an excellent new product. Identical in all aspects (except for some printing on the front of the unit) to the standard G6 aviator radio, it seems very well made and should last a long time if treated with care. The radio is both extremely small (almost the same size as the Kaito KA11!) and readily transportable yet the reception is still excellent on all available bands. It is certainly not as fine a radio as the Kaito KA1103 by any means, but for its size and weight it is quite exceptional, plus it has the aircraft band frequencies (see below for further details and limitations, etc.).

I like being able to change the news/music switch in order to slightly improve AM and SW signal audio fidelity (on my unit it is certainly NOT a deep bass boost switch however with little tonal changes being evident as the switch changes its position). Unfortunately this is also NOT a narrow/wide bandwidth filter switch which is not available on this radio at all. Using the SSB (single sideband) BFO (beat frequency oscillator) tuner is also very easy and straight forward with a key press on the front of the radio and in fine increments using the tuning dial as well. Unlike some other radios, SSB tuning is also available on the G6 on the AM band as well as on SW which is a very useful feature. The separate ability to step tune in very small increments with the jog dial setting is also excellent in my opinion once a signal of interest has been located. The unit also has an attached 20 inch telescopic antenna as well as an external antenna jack which is especially nice for receiving the weaker FM/SW/Aircraft band stations as well as an earphone jack for private listening (including FM stereo).
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Edward A. Kohnstamm on July 25, 2008
Though I found the instructions reasonably clear the actual operation of the radio can seem somewhat complex, a problem familiarity will remedy. Also, due to its compact size I found its speaker to be a bit small but capable of excellent sound reproduction non-the-less. Other than those small difficulties I have found the radio itself to be everything I had wanted in this portable a package including AM,FM,SW and aircraft bands along with 99 available programmable station settings and 3 programmable alarms for travel or shared wake-up times. I am more than pleased with my purchase and appreciate the quality of construction and attention to detail.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Blackbeard on August 1, 2009
I'm a long-time SWL enthusiast with a number of SW radios, including the fabled sony 2010 and the SW7600. I was attracted to the G6 for its size, since nothing in my collection is this small, and I find it a perfect size for travel. My timing was lucky, because I found it at radio Shack on sale for $59.99. After my initial inspection of the first one, I liked it so much, I went back and bought a second one. At the sale price, I just couldn't pass it up. I'm either going to give it away as a gift, or keep it in case the first one fails.

In my opinion, those who rated this radio one or two stars are off-base. Honestly, I don't know what they expect to get for the price. Perhaps I'm particularly sensitive to the price issue because of how little I paid. When I rate something, I consider the price-point, and I do not rate a product down just because it doesn't have features I want, unless those features are a glaring omission at the price point.

Pros:
Size and shape are excellent. Tactile feel is excellent. Rubberized coating will make it hard to slip out of your hands. Placement of encoder wheel is very good.

Batteries can be charged inside the unit from the included AC adapter, and the radio has a fabulous recharge feature that allows you to specify how many hours to charge the batteries. After that time, the radio stays on AC power, but it stops charging the batteries. This is important because batteries shouldn't be overcharged.

Battery door is hinged to the case, so it cannot be lost unless it is broken off.

The AC adapter was better than I expected. At this price point, I expected the adapter to introduce AC hum or other performance issues, but the adapter is quiet. This is a huge plus at this price point.
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