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chrisb480

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I recently purchased a used Minitor V off ebay. Pager seems to be well taken care of and I did the programming myself. I've noticed, while the pager is on monitor, that it has frequent periods of open squelch. I notice this mainly while driving in the car. Before I sent it for repair, does anyone have any suggestions as to what it could be? Or if I could adjust something in the programming to correct this. Thank you.
 

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I recently purchased a used Minitor V off ebay. Pager seems to be well taken care of and I did the programming myself. I've noticed, while the pager is on monitor, that it has frequent periods of open squelch. I notice this mainly while driving in the car. Before I sent it for repair, does anyone have any suggestions as to what it could be? Or if I could adjust something in the programming to correct this. Thank you.


Have you tried to adjust the squelch?
 

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I recently purchased a used Minitor V off ebay. Pager seems to be well taken care of and I did the programming myself. I've noticed, while the pager is on monitor, that it has frequent periods of open squelch. I notice this mainly while driving in the car. Before I sent it for repair, does anyone have any suggestions as to what it could be? Or if I could adjust something in the programming to correct this. Thank you.
Is this pager SV or non-SV? One or two channel model? Please post the full model number. On the V's, it's on a sticker under the battery. (For others who read this thread, when asking about a problem like this, it is pretty much imperative that you give the full model number of the unit you are asking about in your opening post. In many cases, without that information, any answer you might get would be speculation or a WAG.)

Is this behavior random, or does it happen on some kind of regular basis, like after every alert.

A little more info would help here.

But, as bk117 points out, you can adjust the squelch threshold in the PPS. Model Options tab --> bottom of the window.

Just be aware that Motorola no longer provides Depot repair of the V's. There are some dealers that will work on them, and others send them out to a large dealer in the mid-West.
 

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It is a UHF, 2 channel, w/SV Minitor 5. Model number as requested..RLE1082B.

The squelch comes at random on the monitor mode. It will come and go come and go. If the pager is on monitor for 10 minutes, 4 of that will be constant squelch.

I thought it was a reception issue but that seems to not be the case.

I considered adjusting the squelch, but I am not sure what that would do. It is currently set to 3, which is what all my other pagers are programmed to, with no issues.





Is this pager SV or non-SV? One or two channel model? Please post the full model number. On the V's, it's on a sticker under the battery. (For others who read this thread, when asking about a problem like this, it is pretty much imperative that you give the full model number of the unit you are asking about in your opening post. In many cases, without that information, any answer you might get would be speculation or a WAG.)

Is this behavior random, or does it happen on some kind of regular basis, like after every alert.

A little more info would help here.

But, as bk117 points out, you can adjust the squelch threshold in the PPS. Model Options tab --> bottom of the window.

Just be aware that Motorola no longer provides Depot repair of the V's. There are some dealers that will work on them, and others send them out to a large dealer in the mid-West.
 

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It is a UHF, 2 channel, w/SV Minitor 5. Model number as requested..RLE1082B.

The squelch comes at random on the monitor mode. It will come and go come and go. If the pager is on monitor for 10 minutes, 4 of that will be constant squelch.

I thought it was a reception issue but that seems to not be the case.

I considered adjusting the squelch, but I am not sure what that would do. It is currently set to 3, which is what all my other pagers are programmed to, with no issues.
You say it happens mostly when you are in your car. There may be something in your car generating some type of RF noise being picked up by your pager. Tightening the squelch may be able to filter it out.
 

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It is a UHF, 2 channel, w/SV Minitor 5. Model number as requested..RLE1082B.
That is not the model number. It's on a small label under the battery. It should start with A04KMS9239 with a couple of letters on the end.

The squelch comes at random on the monitor mode. It will come and go come and go. If the pager is on monitor for 10 minutes, 4 of that will be constant squelch.

I thought it was a reception issue but that seems to not be the case.

I considered adjusting the squelch, but I am not sure what that would do. It is currently set to 3, which is what all my other pagers are programmed to, with no issues.
Adjust it up or down and see what it does. If you adjust it one way and it stays the same or gets worse, adjust it the other way.

Every pager has a squelch threshold, but they can not be counted on to all be exactly the same. That's why there's an adjustment right in the PPS.

If you can't get it to work properly with the squelch adjustment, it's probably time for a trip to the shop.
 

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A04KMS9238CC


QUOTE=SteveC0625;2776296]That is not the model number. It's on a small label under the battery. It should start with A04KMS9239 with a couple of letters on the end.


Adjust it up or down and see what it does. If you adjust it one way and it stays the same or gets worse, adjust it the other way.

Every pager has a squelch threshold, but they can not be counted on to all be exactly the same. That's why there's an adjustment right in the PPS.

If you can't get it to work properly with the squelch adjustment, it's probably time for a trip to the shop.[/QUOTE]
 

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At first yes, now it just happens at random.


You say it happens mostly when you are in your car. There may be something in your car generating some type of RF noise being picked up by your pager. Tightening the squelch may be able to filter it out.
 
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