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Two Minitor Questions

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Premium Subscriber
Sep 21, 2008
Lancaster, PA
Ok, so I have a MInitor III and a Minitor I. Is there any way besides changing the crystal to make a slight frequency adjustment? Say from 154.220, to 154.250? That's what I need to do. Second of all, for the III. Does anyone in the Rowan/Cabarrus area program these OTHER than Rowan and Cabarrus 911 Telecom? I got a III I would prefer to have programmed locally from where it is now on Cabarrus FD to NOAA 162.525 as a NOAA Weather pager. Thanks.


Active Member
Apr 28, 2002
Regarding the M1 - unfortunately you will not be able to "stretch" that far on a slight alignment. They are specific to their frequency and can sway so very slight for maybe + - .005. You would definitely need to re-crystal the pager and have it retuned.

Regarding the M3, it has a receiver that is only for a specific range. If the pager is currently in the 154Mhz range, you won't be able to get it beyond 160Mhz. That would require a different range receiver board. You'd be better off in just buying a different pager with the proper range receiver. But better yet, just get yourself a SAME receiver or use one of the x96 or x36 Uniden scanners that can do FTO,
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