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Minitor 6 Tech Bulletin

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pete7919

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I received Motorola Field Service Bulletin FSB10884 from my system operator. It says resolution should be by end of July 2014. Has anyone heard anything about this? Was it resolved? I don't think this was the same issue as the previous issue with non-standard A tones solved with a firmware update.

Are they going to make a case for the Amp charger so I can carry that on my belt? ;)


SUBJECT: Minitor VI Pager - static/noise heard on receipt of page or a page may be missed completely under certain low RF signal conditions.

MODEL / SYSTEM AFFECTED:
VHF models: A03JAC8JA1AN, A03JAC9JA1AN, A03JAC8JA2AN, A03JAC9JA2AN

SYMPTOM:
Users may report static/noise heard on receipt of page or a page may be missed completely under certain low RF signal conditions.

WORK-AROUND / MITIGATION:
Use of the pager in a charger amplifier base (RLN6506A) and VHF Antenna (RLN6507A) will improve the Minitor VI performance under low RF signal conditions.

CAUSE:
Under investigation by engineering

RESOLUTION:
Motorola Solutions, Inc. is working diligently to understand the root cause and provide a resolution to this problem.
No date for resolution is available at this time.
• This bulletin will be updated and reissued after the solution is identified and available.
• Expected availability for a resolution is currently for the end of July 2014.
 

NorCalrescue

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I found a firmware upgrade kit R01.05 yesterday for this issue and loaded into my (6) pagers. Haven't had a chance to test yet. But the supposed fix is on MOL. Dated July 21, 2014. Hope that helps.
 

pete7919

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Still having issues missing some alerts and problems with the battery getting stuck in the pager. I have not heard the "all clear" from the county nor have I heard any official resolution from them.

8 Switch positions! My guys can't keep 4 straight!
 

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I gave up and bought a G1...
Way too complicated (and expensive) for my FFs. Plus Unification is the same company that built the Minitor 5 that we've been having so many issues with.

My dept is trying a WatchDog LT. It's very similar in operation to a M5 but has a few benefits and they're almost $100 cheaper than I was paying Motorola.
 

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The regular watchdog pagers our department had some serious qa problems with, screens going out, stored voice making a recording over a recording and not erasing the old one, case quality issues, but it might have just been the batch. The G1 I have had no problems with and you can lock out and customize the menu so nothing can be accessed or changed, except by using your mode selection knob. Receive quality and build quality are excellent.
 

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No problems with the WatchDog. No screen on this model and the recording works fine.
 
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