RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Commercial, Professional Radio and Personal Radio > Unication Forum


Unication Forum - Forum for discussion of Unication products.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #61 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2017, 1:36 PM
KevinC's Avatar
Moderator---not censor
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Unincorporated Ft. Bend County
Posts: 3,003
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Signal-Zero View Post
Yeah, that doesn't work. I've switched systems, talkgroups, hard reset, etc. Still working great with the Motorola antenna. Nada win the stock or RS-800 with an SMA to BNC antenna. Checked the pin, everything is seated properly. Going to Unication through my dealer.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Are you sure it didn't push the pin down a little?
__________________
Someone told me signatures are silly, so I got rid of mine.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #62 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2017, 1:39 PM
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 346
Default

Does the G5 stock antenna have the flat SMA connector like Motorola uses, or does it have the recessed connector like what every one else uses?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #63 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2017, 6:00 PM
Signal-Zero's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fortified Bunker
Posts: 2,214
Default

FYI the RS-800 with the adapter was working fine before the use of the Motorola. I switched between that and the stock antenna numerous times with no issues. Switching to the Motorola caused the issue.

I've removed the pin and checked it. Looks good. I even installed the pin into the antenna first and then screwed in the antenna. It's almost as if the pin only likes the Motorola now. Pin fits tight in all so it doesn't appear to me that the Motorola shaved it a bit.

It's under warranty so Unication can figure it ot.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
"We celebrate our independence from the Government, not our dependence on it."
Reply With Quote
  #64 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2017, 6:51 PM
davidzimmerman's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: parma,ohio
Posts: 1,439
Default

counting down the days till i get the G5V pager not going to try any antennas hope it works just the way it comes.
Reply With Quote
  #65 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2017, 11:20 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Beach County, FL
Posts: 13
Default

The G5 stock antenna SMA connector is recessed about 1/4 inch.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #66 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2017, 11:25 PM
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 346
Default

Might try finding another Motorola antenna with the flat sma and another recessed sma, even of a different band and see if they make any difference. I suspect in the flattened Motorola antenna the center pin bottoms out and has shortened the pin inside the pager by pressing it down into the frame more. Thus making it too short to connect to the center of the recessed sma antenna.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #67 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2017, 11:42 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Blythewood, SC
Posts: 71
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by b1100mac View Post
I am very impressed with my new G5 although I am waiting for the Phase 2 upgrade to listen to ALL of the systems I monitor. It seems to hear the local conventional p-25 traffic well with the internal antenna.
Just playing, I ordered a BNC male to Motorola SMA adapter for $12 on ebay and attached my R/S 800mhz rubber duck and all of my phase 1 trunking systems went from 1 or 2 bars to 5 bars across the board. I also tried a direct fit Motorola APX 800 duck and saw no difference from the factory supplied stubbie. Go figure.

What systems can you monitor with the G5 right now? Pretty much everything is Phase 2. South Sound 9 1 1 being one example, who knows when that will be completed. Washington State Patrol in Tacoma went Phase 2 so no longer can listen to them.. same with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department Puyallup Police Department Lakewood Police Department Tacoma Police Department and so on
Reply With Quote
  #68 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2017, 12:18 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 116
Default

Tacoma wsp is not phase 2, i listen to the entire state as i move around, on p25 conventional
(Including tacoma). I also programmed WSPDOT and find that seattle is the only district currently using it exclusively and i hear them loud and clear here in tacoma (45 miles away). You are correct about the other agencies you mention (SS911 & PSRS) are phase 2.
Reply With Quote
  #69 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2017, 12:31 PM
Signal-Zero's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fortified Bunker
Posts: 2,214
Default

And what does this have to do with the G5 antenna? Stop hijacking the thread.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
"We celebrate our independence from the Government, not our dependence on it."
Reply With Quote
  #70 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2017, 12:40 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 116
Default

Who died and made you boss?? If you had taken the time to read the previous thread you might have seen i was answering another members (who has the same standing and horsepower as you on this site) specific question. And furthermore tell me how I can hijack MY OWN THREAD??
Reply With Quote
  #71 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2017, 12:49 PM
Signal-Zero's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fortified Bunker
Posts: 2,214
Default

I guess you don't know how to read the rules. Your logic is basically saying you can start a thread about an antenna for a G5 but then post about Phase I vs Phase II. Maybe we can start discussing ham radio too. People click on a particular thread because they want to follow that specific topic. That's why I follow THIS thread. He can simply start a NEW thread with his questions.

I'm not the boss, nor do I want to be. I was a moderator on these forums for many years but threw in the towel because people can't follow simple rules.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
"We celebrate our independence from the Government, not our dependence on it."
Reply With Quote
  #72 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2017, 12:52 PM
Signal-Zero's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fortified Bunker
Posts: 2,214
Default

And I was referring to verhiffj1 hijacking the thread. But you feeds the trolls so....


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
"We celebrate our independence from the Government, not our dependence on it."
Reply With Quote
  #73 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2017, 9:32 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Blythewood, SC
Posts: 71
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by b1100mac View Post
Tacoma wsp is not phase 2, i listen to the entire state as i move around, on p25 conventional
(Including tacoma). I also programmed WSPDOT and find that seattle is the only district currently using it exclusively and i hear them loud and clear here in tacoma (45 miles away). You are correct about the other agencies you mention (SS911 & PSRS) are phase 2.

Thanks for the information I appreciate it, unfortunately it appears there's some Grumpy Old Men on the forum
Reply With Quote
  #74 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2017, 12:24 PM
CFP387's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rowan County, NC
Posts: 263
Default

Are stock antennas that are supplied on Motorola XTS and MTS radios the same? I have an old MTS2000 with a 7" antenna that I could try on my G5 but the MTS radio is analog.
__________________
Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!
Reply With Quote
  #75 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2017, 12:52 PM
MCore25's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Lone Star Republic
Posts: 2,399
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by verhoffj1 View Post
Thanks for the information I appreciate it, unfortunately it appears there's some Grumpy Old Men on the forum


The basic 800 MHz and 900 MHz antennas are the same. The 7/800 MHz antennas were not available on the MTS radios.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
If a repeater IDs and no one is on frequency to hear it, does it even make a sound? Yes, because KC5MVZ is monitoring you…
Reply With Quote
  #76 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2017, 8:32 PM
KM4WLV's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Rockwell (Rowan County), NC
Posts: 1,182
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CFP387 View Post
Are stock antennas that are supplied on Motorola XTS and MTS radios the same? I have an old MTS2000 with a 7" antenna that I could try on my G5 but the MTS radio is analog.
You pulled the trigger and got one?? And on the antennas, you can use any of the ones from the MTS/XTS/APX series. I've got the stubby I used with my MTS, and I've also got one of the new APX 7/800 stubby I use also.
__________________
Daniel - Previously known as FD5722
DMR-MARC Radio IDs: 1137269 & 1137501
Reply With Quote
  #77 (permalink)  
Old 07-07-2017, 8:57 AM
CFP387's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rowan County, NC
Posts: 263
Default

Saw your email before I saw this today.

I got the G5 on Saturday, programmed it right away and have been using it ever since. I know that you are out and about way more than I am so I was wondering how good it did on our system out of the county.

Do you see much difference between the stock antenna and your stubby Motorola antenna?
__________________
Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!
Reply With Quote
  #78 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2017, 11:51 AM
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Lafayette, LA
Posts: 371
Default

Has anyone tried one of these antenex/laird 1/4 wave antennas on a G5? If so how did it work?

http://www.theantennafarm.com/catalo...6-sf-2064.html
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions