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How Sensitive Is The VHF Band On Your Unication G5?

JASII

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I was in the Bayfield County WI area, specifically Washburn WI, this past weekend and was somewhat disappointed with the VHF sensitivity on my Unication G5 listening to WISCOM. I am well aware that VHF simply uses an internal antenna on the G5. Anyway, how sensitive is the VHF band on your Unication G5?
 

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With my G3s it is poor. I get the NOAA WX fine but a railroad detector about a mile away is not heard. I haven't really tried the VHF sensitivity in the charger amp, it is supposed to be better.
 

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I was in the Bayfield County WI area, specifically Washburn WI, this past weekend and was somewhat disappointed with the VHF sensitivity on my Unication G5 listening to WISCOM. I am well aware that VHF simply uses an internal antenna on the G5. Anyway, how sensitive is the VHF band on your Unication G5?
VHF on my G5 with the internal antenna is not great but is definitely better than my SDS 100.
 

JASII

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VHF on my G5 with the internal antenna is not great but is definitely better than my SDS 100.
That is great to know. Thank you for the reply. I suspect that you are referring to the Uniden SDS100 with the original, OEM antenna, then?
 
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