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If I were to purchase a used Minitor fire pager would it be able to be programmed to decode DTMF, DCS, or 1000 Hz tone functions? I dont know much about programming radios, but wanted know if this was possible. Also would it be able to be programmed to recieve from a ham radio frequency in VHF Hight? THanks
 

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It all depends on which minitor you purchase.

I just pitched a bunch of Minitor 1's, saved the 2's, and dont have anything beyond that.
2's , you'd have to change crystals, re-tune,-re-reed. Lots of work.

Not sure about the 3's on up, although I've heard they are programmable with tones as well.
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RHFD910 said:
If I were to purchase a used Minitor fire pager would it be able to be programmed to decode DTMF, DCS, or 1000 Hz tone functions? I dont know much about programming radios, but wanted know if this was possible. Also would it be able to be programmed to recieve from a ham radio frequency in VHF Hight? THanks
There are some Minitor models that had PL, I haven't seen one that has DPL (But that doesn't mean there wasn or isn't one)

I have never seen one that decodes DTMF, but again, that doesn't mean there isn't one.

As for the 1000 Hz., programmable Minitors should accept that as a valid tone. You may have to experiment how long the tone needs to be to open the receiver, usually 4 seconds or so is required.
 
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