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Minitor III (3) & IV (4) missing tones

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Hello all.

I am wanting to find out if there's any input from all of you on this. I have tried Google but haven't been able to narrow down the problem. Does anyone familiar with Minitor 3's and 4's know of any problem of not alerting for particular tones? I have both a Minitor 3 & 4, VHF programmed to 154.415, and it alerts for all the other tones I program into it but the 2 stations that have the first tone (A tone) starting with 349.0-389.0 Hz it never alerts for, but for the stations tones from 553.9 Hz all the way to 1433 Hz it alerts just fine... Anyone else know of Minitor 3 or 4's not alerting for tones within the 300-400 Hz range? Thanks all!

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I am rusty on the technical service bulletin, but I recall early on in the Minitor III series there was a problem with reliable alerting below a certain frequency, which I think was 350 hz.
Also, the IIIs and IVs are wide-band only pagers, so, unless your dispatch channel has a FCC waiver, it is transmitting narrowband and may not provide sufficient deviation to alert your pager. If the page is important, I would upgrade to a narrowband capable pager.
 

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I am rusty on the technical service bulletin, but I recall early on in the Minitor III series there was a problem with reliable alerting below a certain frequency, which I think was 350 hz.
Also, the IIIs and IVs are wide-band only pagers, so, unless your dispatch channel has a FCC waiver, it is transmitting narrowband and may not provide sufficient deviation to alert your pager. If the page is important, I would upgrade to a narrowband capable pager.
Well the rest of the stations alert fine it's just the ones with under 400 Hz. Everyone else has minitor 5's but I tried to do it cheaply with a Minitor 4.
 

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Well the rest of the stations alert fine it's just the ones with under 400 Hz. Everyone else has minitor 5's but I tried to do it cheaply with a Minitor 4.
If it doesn't open and causes you to miss runs, it's not cheap. Just saying. We had good luck with the III's and IV's, less so with the V's so your issue is kind of in reverse to ours, sorry, no suggestions. My point is, whatever you use, if it doesn't open and alert reliably, it's a paperweight.
 
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