Yes, all of these radios work great but at this point to buy and invest in a radio I would not suggest to buy a G1 moving forward since analog is going to pretty much obsolete in the near future. Probably not a good idea to almost spend 400 bucks on a G1 when you can invest a few more bucks and get the dual bands and have P25 and trunking as well as simulcasting receiving with no issues moving forward with all of the new TRS systems. I bought the G5 VHF/700/800 and if I was in the LA more often I would most likely buy the UHF2/700/800 radio too. I would love to have two of them for the price considering an APX 8000 is big bucks. These Unication radios work just as good as the Motorola radiosI use a G1 for LACoFD and it preforms very well, no issues or complaints.
Thanks! I have heard from a few sources that the new Unication firmware really takes these pagers/receivers to the next level, with multi-site/zone trunking (as you mentioned), ability to hold and lockout talkgroups and more. Looking forward to the release!To everyone's knowledge LAPD will be staying on their UHF P25 Conventional system for a while. As in the time frame from moving from UHF to 700 mhz its all a matter of time once their whole new system is built out. This could take several years as we have seen with LA-RICS so far with their build out.
As to the Unication radios they are very sensitive and the receive on them are pretty amazing. As for the VHF/700/800 you bought the right radio for your usage. This radio will work very well in Riverside Co for VHF and for Trunking for San Diego. These radio's handle simulcasting very well. You won't have any issues with them. Keep in mind that when you get the radio there is a bit of a learning curve. There is a lot of YouTube videos out there on programming. Make sure you follow them very careful.
Also, Unication is working on a firmware upgrade to be able to have the ability for multi-site trunking
tsalmrsystemtech, with your VHF/700/800 G5, have you monitored LA Fire's 800Mhz conventional freqs? If so, does the G5 do well at monitoring them?I have the VHF/700/800 radio and performance is amazing for simulcasting with no issues. I really want the 450-512mhz /700/800 radio but just can't afford it right now.
Not sure if you bought the Unication Amplified Charger or not but its not a good unit so far. You hear a popping noise out of the speaker every time you hear a conversation as well as I am not having any good luck with the rear antenna port for reception. I think its poorly designed and cheaply made. Getting mine warrantied to see if its a bad one or not.A bit of an update. I received the second Unication, a UHF-D model, and was able to spend a couple of hours in the LA area with it. As expected, it did a very good job with LAPD, LAFD and LA County Fire. I did not try much with LASO, however would imagine it would do great. I did take the VHF model with me as well and programmed Monterey Park's VHF P25 Conventional dispatch channel. It did very well there as well.