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  1. K

    Programming conventional (non-trunked) channels in G5

    Good advice . . . thanks!
  2. K

    Programming conventional (non-trunked) channels in G5

    Yes, my understanding is that phase 2 only applies to trunked systems. Thanks.
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    Programming conventional (non-trunked) channels in G5

    A great big THANKS! to everyone (especially to N6ML and IAmSixNine) for their kindness, patience, and technical savvy! I seem to have successfully programmed two P25 conventional channels, and I'm looking forward to testing them later today to see if I got all the necessary information entered...
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    Programming conventional (non-trunked) channels in G5

    In the "Parameter Description" for P25C TGID, it mentions "FFFF" (wildcard?) as a maximum range setting. Would that work better than "1" for conventional talkgroup ID?
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    Programming conventional (non-trunked) channels in G5

    Update: By entering a P25C TGID of "1" in D4 for my first conventional channel (as I think "IAmSixNine" suggested above), I seem to have made it past the D3 and D4 settings. However, on D5 (Zone and Channel Setting), I don't know what to enter for "Receiving Mode". When I select "None" for...
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    Programming conventional (non-trunked) channels in G5

    No. I don't have anything on D3 that says "No Setting". As you advised, I've added "P25 Conventional" and "P25 Trunking" lines under the "Protocol Type" heading. However, I do have 121 talkgroup ID's in my D4 "Group ID Setting" list that I programmed previously for the trunked systems I've...
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    Programming conventional (non-trunked) channels in G5

    I seem to be making a little progress, N6ML, but when I try to save to save the new wildcard setting in tab 4 (Group ID setting), I receive a prompt telling me "All protocol is \"no setting\", Please check again" Indeed, I've left "no setting" in the "P25C TGID" column for all the trunked...
  8. K

    Programming conventional (non-trunked) channels in G5

    Thanks, N6ML! I think I'll eliminate the DMR channel, for the sake of simplicity, and try first to program the P25 conventional frequencies. It sounds as though I'll be unable to create a "zone" with multiple conventional frequencies in one knob position. Is that correct?
  9. K

    Programming conventional (non-trunked) channels in G5

    I've been able to program three trunked radio systems in my new Unication G5 with relative ease. I'm currently trying to program four conventional (non-trunked) channels (three are P25, and one is DMR), and I've run into problems I can't seem to untangle by myself. I've entered the four...
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    "Unprogrammed"?

    Thanks, N6ML and Johnnydollar2! That's exactly what I did wrong. When I switched from zone 1 to zone 2, I left the knob in position 4. As soon as I moved the knob to position 1 on the new system, it came back to life. Duhhhhh . . . Thanks again! -Johnnie
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    "Unprogrammed"?

    Does anyone know what the "unprogrammed" message on a G5 might mean? I bought a G5 this week and successfully programmed a nearby federal simulcast system in it with very little difficulty.. Today, I tried to create a new system in the G5 for a 700 Mhz public safety site. Everything seemed to...
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    Wishing you the best UpMan

    I don't know what's going on, but it sounds like Paul Opitz may be dealing with health issues again . . . If that's the case, then here's another wish for your health, happiness, and a speedy return to the hobby you've made so very interesting and enjoyable for all of us, Paul! -Johnnie
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    BCD325P2 or TX-1

    I've got both radios, and I'd give a slight edge to the BCD325P2 for many of the reasons given above. An advantage of the TRX-1 is that it can be programmed directly from the RadioReference database. The '325 requires third-party software (I'm using the applicable ARC product), which I believe...
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    Whistler Update on TRX100 & 200

    You're probably right, but never say never! It wasn't that long ago that monitoring trunked systems was described by scanner manufacturers and other experts as ""impossible"! I remember the grim wording in the preface of those "Police Call" frequency books that Radio Shack used to sell . . .
  15. K

    Whistler Update on TRX100 & 200

    Now that's a nice wish list! Let's see if Paul and his Uniden team can squeeze all those features into a handheld radio . . . Thanks for sharing! -Johnnie
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    Wish list for UPMan

    I'm glad to see you mentioned "the third battery" if you want to enjoy those other features. My only problem with the '325 is the short battery life of its two-battery power system. I wish someone made lithium-ion or lithium-polymer batteries in AA-battery form.
  17. K

    BCD325P2/BCD996P2 Update 1.08.01

    I don't think UPMan will be able to help you with that. I'm not a computer expert, but I think the problem is most likely in your computer settings.
  18. K

    Whistler Update on TRX100 & 200

    You're very welcome!
  19. K

    Whistler Update on TRX100 & 200

    Bluetooth comes to mind . . . I was kind of excited about Whistler's announcement that Bluetooth would be available in the TRX-100/200 radios. It would have been nice to run your scanner audio through your car/home/portable sound system. Other possibilities might include "location-tailored"...
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    Whistler Update on TRX100 & 200

    IMHO, Uniden's development of a receiver that could handle LSM was a major innovation that required a lot of work and financial investment. I personally believe that as long as Paul Opitz is around, Uniden will continue to do what it can to improve, expand, and support its scanner products. His...
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