• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.
  • Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

G4/G5 Battery Update Promotion

JASII

Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2006
Messages
2,285
Are all dealers doing a G4/5 battery update promotion or is it just Ray's Pager Sales?
 

JASII

Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2006
Messages
2,285
DCR Inc,


It looks like you may have the best deal at $27.90. Is shipping free for batteries, too?



Jim
 

JASII

Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2006
Messages
2,285
DCR Inc,


Based on your kind reply, I did just order one from your business. However, the charge was $27.90 and did not appear to charge me for shipping. I wonder if I did something wrong?


Jim
 

JASII

Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2006
Messages
2,285
I received my new battery Saturday.

How do I take advantage of the Battery Update Promotion?
 

6Paul21

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jul 2, 2002
Messages
402
Location
Florida
Sent my two old batteries back to Rays last week and received the new ones this Friday. Great promotion.
 

RRR

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
1,300
The form I have, states you don't have to send in the old batteries until after you get the new ones in, you have a certain amount of time to do so, then you receive your credit
 

JASII

Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2006
Messages
2,285
DCR Inc,


I returned my old battery almost two weeks ago, but I haven't heard anything yet. I have also send a couple of messages through the website and haven't received a response. Does the phone work better for your business?


Jim
 

wkredick

Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2006
Messages
137
Location
Waterford,New York,USA
IIRC the dealers should give you a form to send in with old batteries. Or do as I do as a dealer and handle it yourself. That way I have tracking number and proof batteries were sent in and the dealer gets his invoice promotion credits.
 

maus92

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 23, 2004
Messages
3,117
Location
Annapolis
Have to ask - why "update" the battery? Simply to get a new one (and reset charge cycles to zero?) Are the old ones defective in some respect?
 
  • Like
Reactions: RRR

GTO_04

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Mar 10, 2004
Messages
1,782
Location
Noblesville, IN
I've been told that Unication recommends replacing the battery annually....
Looks like a good recommendation. I have had my battery for at least two years and the capacity seems to be degrading in recent months.

GTO_04
 

MidwestRadioListener

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Mar 21, 2004
Messages
46
Location
Story County, Iowa
I decided it would be a great time to upgrade batteries.

My battery I have currently shows: 1747 / 1805 from when I bought my G4 in April of 2018. My new battery I just received shows: 1809/1809

Did I get a brand new battery from the 9th week of 2018 or the 9th Month of 2018 or is the date code more cryptic?

Thanks
 
Top