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Just curious if anyone has found a solution they're using to securely hold their G3 or G5 while driving? I don't know of anyone who makes a specific holder for it. Anyone using a cellphone or GPS mount at all? If so, do you have photos you could share?

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I replaced the clip on the back with the swivel clip stud and clip the radio to a mic holder on the dash. No issues in over 6 months.
 

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I removed the clip and installed a Scosche MagicPlate to use with a MagicMount Pro XL. That is installed on a ProClipUSA vehicle specific mount which requires no holes to be drilled in the vehicle. All are available on the ProClipUSA website. I also use them for remote siren controllers, install MagneticMic’s on, etc.
 

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In addition to the mic and cup holder solutions, I also use the old stock clip to the visor method....
 

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I second the cup holder, also the clip fits nicely if u lay it horizontally in my cars inside door handle
 

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I replaced the clip on the back with the swivel clip stud and clip the radio to a mic holder on the dash. No issues in over 6 months.
Curious where you got the swivel clip stud. My G5 didn't come with one.

As to the other options: The cupholder requires taking your eyes off the road to see the screen, as does the visor, which to me is completely unsafe. The visor also makes it nearly impossible to connect to a mobile antenna.
 

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The reception of the systems I listen to is strong enough that an external antenna is not needed. And I personally never find myself looking at the screen because I can tell by the traffic which TG is active so the visor works perfect for me.
 

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The reception of the systems I listen to is strong enough that an external antenna is not needed. And I personally never find myself looking at the screen because I can tell by the traffic which TG is active so the visor works perfect for me.
Fair, but when traveling on long trips however, if you're not familiar with the talkgroups or how the sites are utilized...
 

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...As to the other options: The cupholder requires taking your eyes off the road to see the screen...
While your thought is true if one needs to see the screen, in my case I listen to just my county's fire TG's so I have no need to see the screen. That is why I suggested the cup holder option, which is what I use if I take my G4 or G5 on the road. Realistically though, unless the radio is mounted right in front of you or you have a heads-up display, your eyes will leave the road to see the screen. So, I am not sure there is a good answer to the question after all.
 

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I clip my G5 to the visor or place it in the cup holder. Familiarity of all my talk groups has never presented an occasion for me to look at the screen. I also have never attached my Larson Tri bander to the G5, as the supplied antenna is more than effective in receiving talk groups within 30 miles and in full quieting.
 

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Curious where you got the swivel clip stud. My G5 didn't come with one.

As to the other options: The cupholder requires taking your eyes off the road to see the screen, as does the visor, which to me is completely unsafe. The visor also makes it nearly impossible to connect to a mobile antenna.
For my uses, I don't need to look at the display, or connect an external antenna. If I need to change zones, I'll either do it at a traffic signal, or pull over.
 

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Fair, but when traveling on long trips however, if you're not familiar with the talkgroups or how the sites are utilized...
That’s fair; I can see that aspect but I personally can’t relate to it yet.
 

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Curious where you got the swivel clip stud. My G5 didn't come with one.

As to the other options: The cupholder requires taking your eyes off the road to see the screen, as does the visor, which to me is completely unsafe. The visor also makes it nearly impossible to connect to a mobile antenna.

That's the clip I bought from them. For the mic holder I use one for my jeep that mounts on the left side of the passenger grab bar out of the way of the air bag deployment zone. I only use it for my county, so have no need to change zones when moving.
 

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I use the ProClip (so vehicle specific) dash mount with a magnetic mount (the self adhesive flat metal plate attaches to the battery).
Any performance issues with this magnet set up? Thanks.
 

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Not that I can discern. It sits high enough on the dash so it probably hss better reception than a lower mount.

As an aside-I also have a ProClip for my cell phone on the console. My phone also has a metal plate under it's case and I can stick my phone up on the dash mount if I don't have the pager up there.
 
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