Gonset Est. 1940 | USA

Gonset was an all American radio manufacturer. The company was founded by father Gonset, but only really took off when his son, Faust Gonset joined him in the 1940s.

The most famous and prevalent Gonset radios were the Communicator series of AM transceivers for 6 and 2 meters. Back in the days most VHF communication was done in AM and Gonset sold large quantities of these rigs.

Gonset didn't survive the transition to solid state. Faust Gonset sold the company to one of his suppliers, then it was sold one more time in the 1960s before vanishing without a trace.

Gonset 2-meter 2-meter
Desktop VHF Transceiver
1952-195x
RX
AM  
144-148 MHz (VFO)
TX
AM  
144-148 MHz (XTAL)
Gonset Commander Commander
HF/VHF Transmitter
1952-195x
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
10-160 m/6 m
Gonset Communicator 6 meter Communicator 6 meter
Desktop VHF Transceiver
195x-195x
RX
AM  
50 MHz
TX
AM  
50 MHz
Gonset Communicator II Communicator II
Desktop VHF Transceiver
1952-195x
RX
AM  
144-148 MHz (VFO)
TX
AM  
144-148 MHz (XTAL)
Gonset Communicator III Communicator III
Desktop VHF Transceiver
195x-195x
RX
AM  
2m
TX
AM  
2m
Gonset Communicator IV Communicator IV
Desktop VHF Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
AM  
6m
TX
AM  
6m
Gonset Communicator IV-220 Communicator IV-220
Desktop VHF Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
AM  
220-225 MHz
TX
AM  
220-225 MHz
Gonset G-11 G-11
Desktop Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10m
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
10m
Gonset G-33 G-33
Desktop Shortwave receiver
1958-196x
RX
AM  
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Gonset G-43 G-43
Desktop Shortwave receiver
19xx-19xx
RX
-
0.54-30 MHz
TX
-
-
Gonset G-50 G-50
VHF Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
AM  
50 MHz
TX
AM  
50 MHz
Gonset G-66 G-66
Desktop Shortwave receiver
19xx-19xx
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-160 m
TX
-
-
Gonset G-76 G-76
HF/VHF Transceiver
19xx-196x
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m/6 m
TX
AM   CW  
10-80 m/6 m
Gonset G-77 G-77
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
1955-195x
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
10-80 m
Gonset GC-105 Gooney Bird GC-105 Gooney Bird
Desktop VHF Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
AM  
143.5-148.5 MHz
TX
AM  
143.5-148.5 MHz
Gonset GR-211 GR-211
Desktop VHF Receiver
196x-196x
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.55-30 MHz
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
-
Gonset GR-212 GR-212
Desktop VHF Receiver
1962-196x
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.55-30 MHz
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
-
GSB-6
VHF Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
6 m
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
6 m
Gonset GSB-100 GSB-100
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
1958-1962
RX
-
-
TX
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m
Gonset GSB-101 GSB-101
Shortwave Linear Amplifier
195x-196x
RX
-
TX
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
80-10 m
Gonset Sidewinder 900A Sidewinder 900A
Desktop VHF Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
143.975-148.025 MHz
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
143.975-148.025 MHz
Gonset Sidewinder 910A Sidewinder 910A
Desktop VHF Transceiver
19xx-19xx
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
49.975-54.025 MHz
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
49.975-54.025 MHz
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