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Minitor Band Splits

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djm448

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Hello all... I searched this topic in previous threads, but can not find a firm answer, as there were multiple conflicting responses in years past.......

I have several Minitor 4 & 5 pagers that are currently programmed in the 159.000 frequency range. I need to reprogram them to a frequency that is in the 155.000 range.


So, question is: Is it possible to change the VHF band split if access to the Engineering Login is obtained?
 

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Hello all... I searched this topic in previous threads, but can not find a firm answer, as there were multiple conflicting responses in years past.......

I have several Minitor 4 & 5 pagers that are currently programmed in the 159.000 frequency range. I need to reprogram them to a frequency that is in the 155.000 range.


So, question is: Is it possible to change the VHF band split if access to the Engineering Login is obtained?
The Minitor V is spec'd at 143 to 166.99 MHz. The IV is spec'd at 143 to 174 MHz. Simple re-programming will move them to 155. I found the frequency ranges for both models with about 15 seconds of google searching.

You do not need engineering mode to re-program a pager within its normal band spread.
 
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SteveC is half right. The programming software will only let you do 151-158 or 159-174ish, but the receiver in the pager is tuned to 151-174. So in Engineering mode, you can change the bandsplit of the pager and program it accordingly.
 

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SteveC is half right. The programming software will only let you do 151-158 or 159-174ish, but the receiver in the pager is tuned to 151-174. So in Engineering mode, you can change the bandsplit of the pager and program it accordingly.
Which pager? I don't believe that is true for both the four and the five. (But I've swing and missed before.)

And, if his Minitor V pager is already programmed to 159.5975 or lower, bringing it down to 155.xxxx should not require engineering mode unless it is a high split radio. I just double checked that in the PPS. I haven't got the IV software here any more.

He can pull the model number and determine the band split right away.

I would also caution the OP that Engineering Mode can be risky if you do not know what you are doing with it.
 

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is there any way to make the UHF band split longer? our dispatch channel is in the 460.000 range, and our operations channel is in the 472.000 range is this possible to do ?
 
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