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Old 12-07-2017, 12:24 AM
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ok Got my New G4 in and absolutely love it....its not a scanner but:

It can scan channels in same system.....No option for delay on a channel. 8 Knob positions for System 1. So each channel for me is a separate dispatch channel this way I don't have to worry about missing something as they let up on mic.

Reception is twice if not three times as good as my old BCD536hp or HP-2
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You can only listen to one channel at a time that way.

The way I got around the lack of delay and hold is to creatively use the priority feature (Multi-Select Call Sampling).

Program the main channel at the top and the others below in each knob position.

For 'dispatch' put dispatch at the top of the list and the tacticals below. For 'tactical' put the dispatch at the bottom of the list.

Say your city has an East and West channel. In knob 1 program East then West. In knob 2 program West then East. You will be able to hear everything but your primary (highest priority) channel will always play first.
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You can only listen to one channel at a time that way.

The way I got around the lack of delay and hold is to creatively use the priority feature (Multi-Select Call Sampling).

Program the main channel at the top and the others below in each knob position.

For 'dispatch' put dispatch at the top of the list and the tacticals below. For 'tactical' put the dispatch at the bottom of the list.

Say your city has an East and West channel. In knob 1 program East then West. In knob 2 program West then East. You will be able to hear everything but your primary (highest priority) channel will always play first.
I like that method! Can you explain to me if selecting the option for Multi-select sampling is the same as enabling the radio to follow a patched talkgroup? My understanding is that multi-select is not patching, and I still don't understand if the G4/G5 will follow patched talkgroups.

I've been working on my first PPS profile for the last two weeks, and supposedly my G5 will be delivered today. Very anxious to try this out.
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Old 12-07-2017, 8:22 AM
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Wow - Great idea W8RMH - will have to play around with that option!!

Programming Austin, TX is a little tough because they have like 10 dispatch channels then all their talk (aka on scene channels).

New to PPS - can you tell me which tabs you set that up on?
I am guessing in the order it is the knob feature putting the TGID in the correct order - right?
And then where do you turn on the Multi-Select Call Sampling?

You should make a YouTube video sounds like your a pro...always nice to see how someone carves up the systems.

THANKS AGAIN!!
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I have a BCD536,436 ,Home Patrol ,BC996xlt,BC796d, BC785d,BC296.I will be selling off some of them .I have to many. I am getting rid of the BC996xlt ,BC785d,BC296 and the BC796d.But my big ? is should I get a G5. I live in Charlotte N.C. I will have the money when I sell off my scanner .
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I have a BCD536,436 ,Home Patrol ,BC996xlt,BC796d, BC785d,BC296.I will be selling off some of them .I have to many. I am getting rid of the BC996xlt ,BC785d,BC296 and the BC796d.But my big ? is should I get a G5. I live in Charlotte N.C. I will have the money when I sell off my scanner .
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Generally, I'd only buy the G5 is I were having simulcast reception issues - that is it's one big advantage.

Most other things about the Unications are on the negative side (for scanner users) as compared to scanners.
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