G5 Antenna Comparison

Uni1

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With all the talk about the G5 stubby antenna and its performance I wanted to do a comparison.

I compared the G5 stock antenna with a Unication U3 and a Motorola APX. Both the Motorola and the Unication U3 are 7/800 MHz antennas. I am not saying either are the best, they are just what I have at my desk to test.

Diagnostics can be enabled from the PPS in D 6. You will get a screen with similar info.

Here is what I got.

G5 with stock antenna -108
G5 without any antenna -131
G5 with Unication U3 antenna -98
G5 with Motorola APX antenna - 102
 

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N6ML

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The diagnostic display looks quite different on my Phase-II G5 - it has four pages. Also, the RSSI doesn't seem to be real-time (it doesn't vary).
 

Uni1

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That is an engineering mode. Your option for RSSI is the one you are seeing on the menu.
 

Uni1

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The diagnostics screen is designed to aid in trouble shooting RF. At signal strength over -100 there is no need. Unfortunately that is how it was designed.
 
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Damn. The more I look at Unication, the more I like. I remember the Motorola Flex and Alpha pagers years ago that were actually Unication built with Moto badging.

That being said...after following your link I discovered the U3. I have a few questions.

1. How does one get a U3?
2. How much?
3. Only for non-North America markets?
4. How have we not heard about this?
5. Jeezus, this thing appears to be a game changer. Is non-affilate rx only scan a thing on this unit? (The Relm/BK units possess this, but pricing is just above most hobbiests' budget)
6. Why the heck are we fooling around with consumer-grade stuff when this thing exists?

The issue is see with most P25 equipment is pricing geared toward agencies who qualify for grant $. Does this unit follow this trend? (don't blame Unication if it does, who would leave cash on the table?)
 
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