CAGE : 5VKB6
Limited Run : 100 Units
The GP-5 Desk Pod is a machined block of aluminum ready to hold the GP radio along with a Ferrite bar antenna.
The Desk Pod doesn't power the radio and is purely a stand to stop your radio from falling over. Keeps your radio vertical and ready for action.
A special client requested the Desk Pod and these are surplus.
Fits GP-5 SSB, GP-5 DSP & Tecsun PL-360
( Radio & Antenna Not Included )
Material : Aircraft Grade Aluminum T-6061
Finish : Anodized Charcoal Flat Black
Dimensions : 3.2" Wide x 1.5" Tall
Weight : .97 Lbs
When I bought the GP-5 radio, I got a great radio that I'll not soon tire of. When Countycomm came out with this Desk Pod for the GP-5, at first I passed over any idea of buying it. Then, I kept noticing occasions when I would set my radio down to listen, and have problems keeping the radio in place. I ordered this Desk-Pod, and have been enjoying it ever since it arrived. It's a perfect place to set my radio when listening while working. My AM antenna has a spot that's protected too. If you have the GP-5 and listen at all while at a desk, get this Desk-Pod.
Stand does an excellent job of securing the radio in an upright position. However, because the interior of the stand is not lined with felt or a thin plastic coating, the radio will suffer abrasions overtime where it is inserted into the stand.
Experimenting with the stand in finding best location in the shop for reception, I've observed that this metal stand seems to provide some inductive coupling when the radio is placed on a metal object, such as a file cabinet or NEMA enclosure, which slightly improves reception of distant FM broadcast stations.
The Desk Pod keeps my GP-5/SSB radio safe and stable on the desk top. It has a quality heft feel to it. I put a felt pad on the bottom to make things nice and smooth. A charger option would be a great feature.
When I ordered this, I didn't really read the description very well. I figured it was pressed aluminum. this thing is machined from sold BILLET. Black anodized and even has a place for the MF antenna! It's worth it.