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G4 - Time Sync?

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eorange

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So last night, I noticed the minutes on my G4 changed within a few seconds along with my cell phone and my cable box. The latter 2 are always in sync.

Was this a total coincidence, or is the G4 utilizing some time reference sent by the trunked system?
 

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G4 Time Sync

Did you just program it using Windows? if the Time on your PC was wrong, it will show the same wrong time to the G4/G5 after program. My G5 shows 11:46PM right now... It's 6:46pm CST instead. I programed it when Windows10 had the wrong time showing again. It's a minor, MINOR problem. Just go into Windows, make sure the time is correct in the right hand corner and reprogram your G4.
 
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eorange

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No, the time on the G4 is correct. What I'm saying is: when my cell phone changed from 8:20 to 8:21, so did my cable box, and so did the G4. So I was wondering how the G4 got the same exact time as other devices.

I did program it with Windows; maybe that's it - PPS syncs the time during programming.
 

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These things are great. P25 is perfect here. I'm happy Phase II is coming soon. It took me a bit to realize you don't push straight down on the main button "joystick" to change Zones. You can push it up or down at an angle to move the screen cursor to change zones quickly. Yes, the only time differences I've had was due to Windows time being off.
 

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Most of the time Programming Software will send the Computer's time to the device and update it.
 
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