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Minitor4 finding freq band

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I hope this question does not make me look super stupid, but I am learning more and more from Radio Reference and everyone on here, as I go. I was told that my min 4 I just bought was low band. The info on the stickers on the the back of the unit, are faded and I can't tell. Is there any info on the circuit board that will tell me? I truly love this website, and even more then that, is everyone on here. Its great to see how everyone comes together to help each other out. I just wish I knew of site years ago. Thanks..George
 

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I hope this question does not make me look super stupid, but I am learning more and more from Radio Reference and everyone on here, as I go. I was told that my min 4 I just bought was low band. The info on the stickers on the the back of the unit, are faded and I can't tell. Is there any info on the circuit board that will tell me? I truly love this website, and even more then that, is everyone on here. Its great to see how everyone comes together to help each other out. I just wish I knew of site years ago. Thanks..George
The only way to know for sure is to determine the model number of the unit. If the stickers are badly faded, there may be one inside the radio. Open it super carefully if you decide to do that. I generally don't suggest that people take these pagers apart, especially when I can't judge your knowledge or experience level. Your second choice is to have someone with a programming cradle read the radio. That will result in full info about the radio displayed in the codeplug. That's the safer route because no one will be opening the radio.

You'll have to find someone to do that for you locally, I would guess. A hobby person would be better, but if necessary, take it to a Motorola shop. They'll charge you for the service, but, if you know your programming info, they can program it right there and then.

Added: If you have a bar code reader on your smart phone, you may be able to read the barcode on the back if it is legible. That will give you the model number and serial number. ScanLife on my iPhone won't read a Minitor III, but the bar code is dinged up a bit.
 
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I downloaded scan life app and tried it out, but had no luck with it, so I wanted to THANK YOU for you trying to help me out and the barcode idea was a great idea, but it didn't work. The only reason I wanted to verify my min 4 was low band, was it only has a 14 day return policy, when I bought on ebay, the seller had a 100% pos feedback, with 100's of radio and pager sales over the past few years. I am planning on getting it programmed in the next 2-3 wks, I just don't have the money for it right now(I am permanently disabled w/alot of rods, bolts, clips and hardware in my back and face, from a major injury, that's why money is super tight when on disability pay). So I trying to find hobbies to do, that are related to what I liked or use to do. Ok, sorry I got off topic, So THANKS AGIAN, for helping me, hope to chat with you again. GeorgeGeorge
 
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