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Extending Minitor V frequency range?

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May 28, 2012
Bucks County, PA
Does anyone know if the Motorola programming software for this pager can be made to program frequencies above the factory 159 MHz limit, say up to 162 MHz? I just invested in one along with programming capability & am interested in both my local 152-156 MHz emergency services as well as the RR 160-161 MHz range. I believe the M5 receiver would work up to 162 MHz if I knew of a way to get around the preset limits in the software/firmware.



Nov 21, 2017
Hello Jack: If you have a 151 -159 minitor V, you can switch out the reciever board to a 159-167 reciever board, then reprogram the pager to the new range in engineer mode. Hope this helps. Have a great evening!! Louis
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