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Unication G4/5 Bluetooth Speaker Choices

krokus

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Inside the hotel in Romulus, about 15 miles west and the last signal I heard was on the road about 25 miles east in Ontario on Route 401. I came in through Toledo and had signal well before I got on 275.
I have not driven on 401, but that looks like a clear shot, and I know the approach from Toledo is. The signals do not carry quite as well to the north, the last time I tried.
 

Citywide173

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I have not driven on 401, but that looks like a clear shot, and I know the approach from Toledo is. The signals do not carry quite as well to the north, the last time I tried.
I could never get a signal at the hotel, even on my mobile mounted 996XT connected to an Austin Spectra which does gangbusters within 5 miles of the city limits. The video was taken (obviously inside) on the first floor at the western end of the motel. I have tried multiple portable scanners with stock, 800, suction cup dipole and homebrew (BNC to screw post with correct length wire for frequency) antennas with no luck whatsoever in the past. Couldn't even hear the data on the control channel.
 

chaseboyer

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I know this has been asked somewhere on the forum before, but has anyone had any luck pairing a G4/G5 to something like a Motorola Bluetooth RSM or PTT pod? I am looking for something I can clip on my shirt or backpack with a pretty loud speaker (I know the Motorola stuff is loud) for when I am on fire scenes. Also was looking at the PTT pod for scenes I am at where I need to be able to listen with an earpiece only. I am a news photographer so I am frequently on scenes where it’s nice to be able to blast my radio without an earpiece like a fire and 10 minutes later I might be standing in front of a SWAT scene where it’s best to listen over an earpiece.
 

IAmSixNine

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I have one of these from Klein and it does not work with the G4. Blu-RSM® Bluetooth Speaker Microphone
It does work with my BK KNG2. Motorola has some proprietary stuff with their radios. So have not tried it with my XPR7550 yet. I was told it would not work. Or maybe it was the PTT that would not work but the SPK would. Either way the XPR has not been tested.
 
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