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jjcamilli

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Well I recently was able to purchase a 3 month old G5 at a very reasonable price. I have 3 systems I like to monitor. All 3 use Simulcast and my PSR-800 would have trouble with the 2 systems that the farthest away. As no surprise to this group the G5 is perfect on all the systems. Yes have to have each system on a different knob location but what difference compared to the 800. Hopefully new firmware will be out soon.

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bob550

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Welcome to the club! :) You'll find lots of great programming tips here to get the most out of the one-system, one-knob limitation.
 

lexmedic157

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Most fire/ems depts are getting pages on one system, being the premise for the device, that's probably the reason for the limitation.
 
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