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G1 battery issue and g5 information

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Good mornin All,
I'm looking for some help.

1st. I have a g1 pager that is giving me maybe 12 hours or so of charge. The amount of operation times depends on how long I keep it off the charger before charging it and if I silent scan 2 channels vs 3. I have replaced the batteries etc but seems like they have horrible memory. Im usually silent scanning 3 frequencies, 1 of them supposedly has a "birdie" 153.920 on it. I do not have the dpl enabled for that channel, I'm curious if that would help.

Any suggestions is appreciated.

2nd... my County is switching to a TRS system
Has anybody used the g5 yet, is it worth it? How's the battery life, can you use trunked and conventional channels at the same time, etc? What are it's capabilities?

Thanks
 

BenScan

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I can't help with the first question.

I and several others are using the G4/5s for scanning. I wouldn't necessarily recommend them for everyone. However, if you're trying to scan a P25 simulcast system, they work much better than the Uniden and Whistler scanners. See my review at the link below for further explanation.

Unication G5 Voice Pager as a Scanner - Review

Happy Scanning,
Ben


Good mornin All,
I'm looking for some help.

1st. I have a g1 pager that is giving me maybe 12 hours or so of charge. The amount of operation times depends on how long I keep it off the charger before charging it and if I silent scan 2 channels vs 3. I have replaced the batteries etc but seems like they have horrible memory. Im usually silent scanning 3 frequencies, 1 of them supposedly has a "birdie" 153.920 on it. I do not have the dpl enabled for that channel, I'm curious if that would help.

Any suggestions is appreciated.

2nd... my County is switching to a TRS system
Has anybody used the g5 yet, is it worth it? How's the battery life, can you use trunked and conventional channels at the same time, etc? What are it's capabilities?

Thanks
 

yodermans

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Hello I have both the G1 and G5. The dealer and I also think Unication suggest you replace the batteries in the G1 every 6 months and use Tenergy 1000mah or Power Cell 1000mah. I think the tenergy last longer

As for the G5 It works great however mine is UHF so it will do Uhf or 800 Mhz but not at the same time. It comes with it own battery pack it lasted a long time
 
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