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Old 03-20-2014, 6:11 PM
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We expect to fill all our backorders for the programming cradles on this Monday. It appears the cradle delay should fix itself in the coming days.

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I should have ordered 10 of them the day they were orderable..live & learn.
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Old 03-28-2014, 8:29 PM
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I received two Minitor 6 UHF pagers and a programming cup today. Pager so far appears to be a big improvement over the Minitor 5, at least with programing. I have the 5 channel pager so I am playing with the scan feature at the moment. Here are my initial findings...

Pros:
1.) The battery latch & charging pins are much improved over other models, good job Motorola!
2.) Receive sensitive and antenna system seem to work better & the software now tells you if you are tightening the squelch, or loosing the squelch!
3.) Two vibrating options allowing me to distinguish between Fire & EMS pages (or between Department A & Department B) when in vibrate mode.
4.) No real price increase with this new release!

Cons:
1.) No jack for earphone.
2.) No way to set PL tones, still open squelch on monitor.

Like any new products, there will be some bugs. There is already a new programing software V 1.05 released.
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Old 03-30-2014, 7:48 PM
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How is the battery life? How have the various modes affected battery life?

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Been testing a programmed VHF M6 for about 4 days before I issue it out into the field. I can say definitively from using a M5 for the past several years, in my opinion the receive audio clarity is not as good. I also notice when the M5 placed side by side as the new M6, the M6 doesn't come in as clear. More scratchiness. I'm already concerned about antenna/reception issues with M6. Although no missed alerts, voice is definitely not as clear as M5 for same alert.

On a positive note, the new programming options are quite nice. But I would trade those away for better reception and clarity. Battery is strong. Several days use on one charge. Also nice that it goes to a lower minimum volume.

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Old 04-01-2014, 5:25 PM
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That is not comforting, considering how poor the M5's receive and audio quality are. (Especially when compared to the M2.)

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Been testing a programmed VHF M6 for about 4 days before I issue it out into the field. I can say definitively from using a M5 for the past several years, in my opinion the receive audio clarity is not as good. I also notice when the M5 placed side by side as the new M6, the M6 doesn't come in as clear. More scratchiness. I'm already concerned about antenna/reception issues with M6.

I have found the same. I have only tested one so far (also VHF) but side by side with a M5, the M5 is pulling in distant (not our dispatch center) signals and the M6 doesn't make a sound. I adjusted the squelch on the M6 and it didn't make a difference.
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the 3 4 5 or 6 will never beat the min 2 and even min 1 on receive quality we need to remember the 3 and up are programmed pagers verus the 1 and 2 that used crystals much much different technology that's why i will keep my 2 as long as i can haha.
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Any other reviews on the performance? Any UHF users? I haven't dabled with one yet. From what i'm reading performance isn't any better, or worse than the V's. But i'm not suprised, fire pagers are not Motorola's gravy train anymore.
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Wiscomm's price: $493.00 (5 Channel, Unprogrammed)

P&W Service Price: $414 (5 Channel, Programmed/Unprogrammed)

Heavy competition..P&W will end up getting my money on the pager but Wiscomm will get my money on the programming cradle.

P&W has it for 21% off.

List Price: $468.00
Our Price: $369.00
You Save: $99.00 (21%)

Plus the 45 bucks for 5 channel.
I checked out another company Third Watch Communications and they're offering free programming and the prices are about the same what you have there. I like the VI I had it about a month and no problems yet the good thing is that the battery does last a bit long.
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Anything new from the people using them? I'm not disappointed but my reaction has been a bit meh to say the least.
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I should've put this in my last, but off body reception isn't great, like when on a charger or clipped to a visor or whatever, on body reception is pretty much on par with the older Minitors. I think the programming is much easier and the $39 programming interface is something other manufacturers should look at. It shouldn't cost you half of the price of your pager just to be able to program it.
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How is the battery life? How have the various modes affected battery life?

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My first minitor vi dead after 5 days on 1 charge. I had to send it back since it wouldn't alert on F1 but would on F2 a second minitor vi I had alerts great on both F1and F2. I hope the new pager I just got doesn't have issues.
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ABeep out of Joliet Illinois has the minitor vi 5 channel non IS for 413.000 dollars.
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Does anyone know if the minitor 6 has an engineer's logon where you can change a 1 frequency to a 5?
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There was a recent firmware update for the Minitor pagers released on Motorola online recently.
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Minitor VI Firmware Upgrade Kit R01.03
Customer Release Notes

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. 2014.


May 7th, 2014 Page 1 of 1



Minitor VI Firmware Upgrade Kit R01.03
Customer Release Notes

I. Enhancements

Adjusted squelch levels

II. Corrections

Support of non standard A tone durations when User Tone System is selected on
the Channel Tabs

III. Known Issues

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The firmware change for me did seem to make an improvement on receive quality.
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The firmware change for me did seem to make an improvement on receive quality.
You should ask for a refund for being a Beta tester!
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