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Unication Programming

gcopter1

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How hard is it to program a Unification ?
what is the process?

Thanks so Much!
Theodore
You can always go to the Unication website and download the programming software, called PPS.
The closest thing, in my experience, to programming a Unication pager that I've seen, is programming a Whistler Scanner using EZ Scan.
 

mshumeyk

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It seems intimidating at first, but be patient and as noted above the more you do the more comfortable you will become. I bought my first G5 in the spring and a G3 last month. A valuable piece of advice I picked up from this forum is don't go wild and program everything you want to monitor at first. You may make a beginner's mistake and then have to reprogram everything. Put in one system and (and some conventional channels if you plan to monitor those as well.) If something isn't working properly, it is probably because of a small mistake you made. For example, I noticed I was getting near frequency interference on an EMS channel that I had enabled PL on. I found that in addition to entering the PL tone on the conventional channel you must also enable PL on each scan group containing that channel. If you want to monitor multiple sites of a trunked system you must enter the site numbers in addition to the frequencies. The radios are fantastic!
 

N0WRE

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Got a question on the programming, In the P25 Trunking tab Ver 3.16.9 software In the WACN ID it says HEX I put in the WACN into a converter which was BEE00 which got me 781824 but when you hit enter it changes it to FFFFF. Is that normal? I took the System ID of 420. Any help would be great to answer this.

Thanks for the help in advance.
 

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Got a question on the programming, In the P25 Trunking tab Ver 3.16.9 software In the WACN ID it says HEX I put in the WACN into a converter which was BEE00 which got me 781824 but when you hit enter it changes it to FFFFF. Is that normal?
BEE00 *is* hex. Just enter it as-is.
 

N0WRE

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Ok thank you. Does site trunking need enabled and full spectrum scan need enabled? This unit will be for multiple towers in the county that we are programming for. Thanks for all the help in advance.
 

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Site Trunking only comes into play when a site goes into site trunking mode - an unusual situation. There was a thread about this within the last few weeks.

Full spectrum scan is probably not interesting to you, assuming that you already know the (control channel) frequencies for your county's system.
 

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i didnt want to start another tread, so hopefully ou mend me asking a question that relates to programming, i have a G5 VHF/800, Programmed by Phil at East Coast Pagers. i sent him an email a few days ago, but no reply, but no response yet. but i figured id ask here, dont think its that hard, but i have no idea how to program this thing as of yet. but i got the program installed, profile into it, and have looked around.

So, i have 1 Zone, something in every knob position, in Knob Position #7, i have a small county i got to very seldom but like to listen to if i go there. It has only 2 channels , and its currently set on normal scan for that, but i just found out, they only use the new P25 now, not the analog, so i dont need the analog on it anymore and would like to remove it. i think i know how to remove it, but it says i need atleast 2 to scan, so if i remove the analog, what mode do i need to switch it to? Thanks.
 

TedTobias

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You know it's funny he was suppose to get back with me on a purchase? I hope nothing happened to him seems like a real nice guy.
never made the purchase? I would reach out to
[B]gcopter1[/B] seems very knowledgeable his post is a few above us.
 

TxScanner

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Yeah, I emailed him several days ago and haven’t heard back, call today and didn’t answer. Thanks for your information, greatly appreciate it
 
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