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Unication G4/G5 Stand. I recommend it.

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I am ordering another unit. They are versatile and I would say a must have accessory if you plan on ordering a G4 or G5 unit.

The stand has a nice build quality and offers several connectors on the back of the stand. Commercial heavy use quality.

You have a BNC jack for antenna, (I suspect this is for the UHF/VHF side not the 700-800mhz side serviced by the little 1/4 length antenna)

You have a Controller 9 pin port (RS-232 for programming?)
A 5 pin round Accessory port.
A Speaker out port
A DC Out USB connector (ie you can use it to charge your phone or attach a USB powered speaker or mini amp)

A Horn 4 pin connector, this would be for ALARM use.
Then finally a round center positive 12v DC in. which you can use a cigarette lighter adapter with it and attach the stand in a vehicle.

The radio slides in and then you can lock it in place with the belt clip to the backside of the stand so it does not slip out (ie in Vehicle use)

The unit has an alarm defeat button to silence an alarm/acknowledge.
There are several lights on the top of the stand as well for battery charge status,communications status with the 9pin port etc.

The front of the unit has a front firing speaker and a volume knob. The Audio output from the internal speaker is loud and can fill a room easy, even with noises from equipment in the room etc.. no issue hearing. I barely move the knob to get the volume I want.

With this stand you turn your G5 into a base unit it runs off power and charges the battery and much more convenient to charge compared to having to use the side USB port on the radio.

For some reason this stand very well known, it could be that production is limited and stock comes in and out go and maybe they want to first fill orders for public safety and other critical users before they put them up on the websites.


 
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I have one. The DIN connector is the same pinout as the Minitor amp charger connector for alert relay use. However, my exiting relay didn't play nice with it, started buzzing loudly.

I had some extra din cables, so I wired one to a spare door sensor for my smarthome system. Through the smarthome I can control lights, locks and so on. My old bedside lamp relay now just sits on a shelf in the basement with my old minitor.

The USB output doesn't seem to provide enough juice to charge my iphone though.

Anyone else seem to have problems getting the pager to seat just right and charge? It's almost like the pager is too big or the slot is too small. Inserting it takes too much effort and I feel like I'm cramming it.
 

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Unication G4/G5 Stand.

...Anyone else seem to have problems getting the pager to seat just right and charge? It's almost like the pager is too big or the slot is too small. Inserting it takes too much effort and I feel like I'm cramming it.
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, if you have removed the batteries, make sure the battery cover is securely attached. With regards to the belt clip, I actually remove it before charging in the drop in charger. It just seems to work better for me that way.
 

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Is there a link to one of these? I see nothing except the G1 version via google search. It must be in limited supply so far?
 

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I believe the rear antenna is for 700/800. I think that was confirmed in another thread.
I believe the manual with pin outs was in a thread too. (Probably that huge thread).
 

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I believe the rear antenna is for 700/800. I think that was confirmed in another thread.
I believe the manual with pin outs was in a thread too. (Probably that huge thread).
Well for the pager itself, the antenna is only for 7/800. I would assume on the charger, the external antenna is used for VHF and 7/800... Someone with an external / roof antenna want to confirm? :)
 

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Well for the pager itself, the antenna is only for 7/800. I would assume on the charger, the external antenna is used for VHF and 7/800... Someone with an external / roof antenna want to confirm? :)
I took the G5 into the basement where it gets one bar at best. I put it in the charger and hooked it to coax going to a VHF antenna in the attic and the G5 went straight to five bars. The antenna is a fiberglass marine band omni and works just fine on our simulcast system with 170 MHz control channels. The antenna that comes with the charger is about 17.5 inches long, so I'm thinking not likely meant for anything but VHF.
 

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I agree, I have a G5 here with traffic on both VHF and 800 MHz via MPSCS and the antenna is ONLY for the VHF and/or UHF side of the pager, if you have that model; it does nothing for the 700/800 side of the pager, that traffic is all done via the top mount antenna on the pager.

I took the G5 into the basement where it gets one bar at best. I put it in the charger and hooked it to coax going to a VHF antenna in the attic and the G5 went straight to five bars. The antenna is a fiberglass marine band omni and works just fine on our simulcast system with 170 MHz control channels. The antenna that comes with the charger is about 17.5 inches long, so I'm thinking not likely meant for anything but VHF.
 
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