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New Unication Owner Here

sgtmatt

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Joined
Jan 14, 2007
Messages
125
Location
Platteville Wi
Hi All,

Decided to break down and get a G5 with my stimulis money this year and I don't regret doing it one bit! I like it alot I live in the Southern half of Grant County Wisconsin and I can get Wisconsin Iowa and Illinois no trouble at all. I monitor Wiscom off of Kieler, Iowa Statewide off of the Dubuque site, and Starcom 21 off of the Galena site, doesn't come in the best from where I'm at but it works. Hoping sometime soon they come out with a multi site scan system for the G5 to liven the fun up a bit! But in my mind its a small price to pay for getting to do simulcast. I use it on DANECOM every once and a while and the Iowa site near me is Simulcast too.
 

lebrunmn

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Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
439
Location
Hamphire County, WV
Sgt,
Glad you like your G5. I love mine. Initially bought a VHF version G5 for the system near my office in Northern Va, and loved it so much, I bought a second one in UHF for my home. Good luck with yours--I find myself using them more than my scanners, when I'm mobile.
 

TxScanner

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Dec 28, 2012
Messages
734
I am new to the G5 as well, and I absolutely love it to. I actually got rid of my SDS100, because It didn’t pick up worth a daarn in my car, even with a external antenna. With my G5, stuck antenna , it picks up perfectly everywhere I drive around in my area. Couldn’t be happier, The build quality is top-notch I’m sure they don’t feel like it, and I get 10+ hours out of the battery!!
 

blackbelter

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Feb 1, 2004
Messages
365
My go to unit is my G5. While my scanners can do more, I mostly count on unication for a reliable coverage . Listening to the same local P25 the SDS 200 miss majorities of beginnings of each call while G5 never misses a beat. Professional grade radio VS Consumer grade scanner.
 

TxScanner

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Dec 28, 2012
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Yep, I love everything about it besides not having a clue how to program it
 

blackbelter

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Feb 1, 2004
Messages
365
Yep, I love everything about it besides not having a clue how to program it
Programing the unication pagers requires intuition, interest and attention to details. Besides your dealer support, There are plenty of online tutorials available.
 
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