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Minitor VI Firmware Question

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Colton25

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I've been reading everything i can find relating to firmware updates for the Minitor VI but i still have a few unanswered questions. I found several posts talking about the weak signal of the VI and a possible firmware release that addresses this issue but i couldn't find any for solid yes or no answers. Was there ever a firmware release addressing this and if so did anyone notice a improvement when receiving a signal? Also when upgrading the firmware do you have to flash every firmware release or can you just flash the latest release to obtain all previous firmware improvements?
 

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What band pager are you referring to? I have found VHF work decent, UHF is terrible. Still is terrible to this day, at least in my experience. I am not sure a firmware update will be able to address this problem as it may be more of a hardware issue.
 

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I've had a batch of newer units (UHF) go thru my hands with still the same poor RX. There has been some decode and squelch updates with the firmware but nothing with the receiver (sensitivity). It's simply more than likely cannot be done via firmware and would require a re-design. However I wouldn't hold your breath.

Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks for the info, I'll attempt to update the firmware, worse case scenario nothing changes. Do I need to do a update for each release of the firmware or can I just use the latest release?
 

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Some time ago our Dept complained of the same issues of poor RX on a UHF unit. After speaking with a engineer (when you have over 150 units you are going return they do call) and said that the units could be sent back 10 or 20 at a time for a realignment closer to our primary channel which was in the 453 region. So I would say it's not a firmware issue.
 
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