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Any interest in tips and tricks?


Premium Subscriber
Mar 10, 2004
Noblesville, IN
I just noticed on my YouTube page that I have had over 4000 hits on one simple video. There’s a lot of tricks to these pagers that I can share that might not meet the eye.

Should I keep posting stuff or is my video a weird fluke?
Keep posting because obviously there is some interest.



Sep 16, 2021
There badly needs to be a simple, 5min max, video showing a G2-G5 from unboxing to functioning on a 2-tone paging system. Repeat same for Trunked system. So, two videos total.

Additional videos or writeup ideas:

IdeaCorresponding Unication PPS tab
Inputting Radio IDs/Radios Aliases/Unit IDsD > 5 Group ID Setting > Member List Setting top tab
Simple, clear, one-sentence explanation of each Receiving Mode, i.e. Selective Call, Monitor Mode, etc.D > 6 Zone & Chanel Setting > click a square > see "Receiving Mode" dropdown
Benefits/Risks to CSQ vs 2-Tone vs MDC setting. Relevant to depts who want to get alerted for 2-tone pages ("2-Tone"), and also see Unit ID's on screen ("MDC1200")D > 6 Zone & Chanel Setting > click a square > "Protocol Type" dropdown
Customizing home screen w/ Logo + Text. So easy, but rarely do I see this done.D > 8 Pager Configuration Setting > "Home Screen" top tab
Entering a Trunked System + sites + assigning to knobsD tab > 2, 5, 6 tabs
Knob-Function Settings explained. In particular, the "Reset Mode."D > 6 Zone & Channel Setting
  • Inputting Radio IDs/Radios Aliases/Unit IDs
  • Simple, clear, one-sentence explanation of each Receiving Mode, i.e. Selective Call, Monitor Mode, etc.


Feb 1, 2004
I would equate the “Tips and Tricks “ to any newly discovered or perhaps methods to enhance the monitoring . PPS clearly illustrates the functions of each tab and highlights them .