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Minitor 6 Reception Issues

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nsanty88

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Hello All

My department bought 15 Minitor 6s a few months ago. Some were placed in service, and Im now starting to get complaints from members that switched from the M4 and M5 that the M6 has some reception issues. 1 member who lives in town and has a perfect line of sight with the repeater can barely get it to trip, and when it trips, its very staticky, among other reception complaints from members.

I read in another forum thread that there were some reception issues with the 6s, and that there were some recalls, but I do not remember seeing anything about a fix.

Does anyone have any insight into this? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

sfd119

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If they were brand new, they should be fixed. We've noticed a slight drop in reception range compared to the fours or fives. Are you sure they are programmed correctly?
 

nsanty88

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I was the one who did the programming and everything was programmed identical to our 4s and 5s. The pagers are brand new and we received them a couple weeks ago.

The 4s and 5s used to receive up to 35-40 miles from our repeater tower dependent on line of sight. Now guys the next town over are missing alerts.
 

12dbsinad

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We have had coverage issues with the 6's as well. The guys and gals that live in marginal coverage areas are reporting a lot of missed calls. I have personally tested a 5 and 6 and found that the receiver in the 6 isn't nearly as good. We run UHF pagers. The Dept has stopped purchasing the 6 because of performance issues.
 
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