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MINITOR VI (YES 6)

Postby jmr3865 » Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:35 pm

What would you all like to see in a Minitor 6?

RECAP:

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checkbox programming
emergency transmit
more channels!
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Postby mr.syntrx » Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:50 pm

If you want transmit, why not buy a radio?

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Postby jmr3865 » Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:06 pm

yea, they are cheaper, but then everybody can transmit, do we want that? usualy we keep extra radio's on the truck! and they are bigger! It is more of a pain carrying a radio then a pager!
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Postby Cam » Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:15 pm

Well if you put a transmiter in then you:

1)Will have a larger "pager" (can't really call it that).
2)"They" will be able to transmit, which is would seem you don't want them to do.
3)It would have a larger battery.
4)It will need an antanna.

You would have (wait for it) a portable radio. Motorola already makes those. :wink:

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Postby kd6kml » Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:20 pm

As a tech, the only thing I would like it to see the thing built in a way so I don't see a half dozen of them in a week with various intermittent problems....

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Postby tvsjr » Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:39 pm

Yep, transmit capability is pointless. If they make it a decent transmitter, it's going to be a portable radio. This is a *pager*.

What I'd like to see:
Programmable alerts (no gay-ass "ringtones", but custom tones like the Advisor Elites allow)
APCO P25 Phase 1 (probably 2 too, by the time the Min6 comes out) decode (although this is going to be challenging, given the power budget and physical size limitations of a pager)
Optional submersible rating (something like the Saber2R... submersible to 6 feet, not intended for going diving)
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Postby jmr3865 » Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:44 pm

transmit for EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY. Like, it would only be able to transmit, once in the life of the pager or something. LOW wattage too! It would be a life saving tool like the harness's
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Postby Station House Products » Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:44 pm

Plain and simple... a pager that works they way it should, when it should.

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Postby jim » Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:22 pm

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Postby mikegilbert » Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:50 pm

How about the Swissphone Responder 529?

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Postby Station House Products » Sun Apr 24, 2005 2:00 am

I've heard the Responder is a great little pager. The only thing that scares me though is that digital display. The guys around here have a hard enough time just keeping the damn belt clips from breaking and I shudder at the thought of giving them something with an LCD.

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Postby radio-link » Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:07 am

Station House Products wrote:I've heard the Responder is a great little pager. The only thing that scares me though is that digital display. The guys around here have a hard enough time just keeping the damn belt clips from breaking and I shudder at the thought of giving them something with an LCD.


I do repairs with the Swissphone pagers all day, in act the display and the belt clip fail often, also sometimes the antenna and a 455KHz cer filter.
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Postby thebigphish » Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:31 am

jmr3865 wrote:transmit for EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY. Like, it would only be able to transmit, once in the life of the pager or something. LOW wattage too! It would be a life saving tool like the harness's


like what kind of emergency purposes??? and why make it once??? think about it. If you just so happen to get stuck inside a falling down house, with just your pager...why the F*** did you go in w/o appropriate gear?

thanks but no thanks.

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Postby RRrobby » Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:52 am

jmr3865 wrote

What would you all like to see in a Minitor 6?




How about a pager that works as good and is as reliable as a Minitor II?

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Postby Cam » Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:20 am

thebigphish wrote:
jmr3865 wrote:transmit for EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY. Like, it would only be able to transmit, once in the life of the pager or something. LOW wattage too! It would be a life saving tool like the harness's


like what kind of emergency purposes??? and why make it once??? think about it. If you just so happen to get stuck inside a falling down house, with just your pager...why the F*** did you go in w/o appropriate gear?

thanks but no thanks.


Yep, think about what you are saying here. If you build it so it can do it one time you still have to have all the same things. If there is a chance that you need to transmit then you should be carrying your radio--not your pager.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it would be nice to have a radio as small as a pager that could do all you want it to but with todays tech. it not going to happen.

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Postby Hoseman292 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 12:43 pm

Hmmm....

How about a tone and voice pager (VHF/UHF) coupled with an alphanumeric FLEX paging function (VHF/UHF/800-900).

Separate receivers and decoders but programmed with common software.

Mostly everyone I work with carries atleast two pagers. I think it would be great to integrate both into one unit. :)

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Postby Garyf629 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 1:42 pm

If it has more than one channel, NO SCAN!

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Postby radio-link » Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:03 pm

Hoseman292 wrote:Hmmm....

How about a tone and voice pager (VHF/UHF) coupled with an alphanumeric FLEX paging function (VHF/UHF/800-900).

Separate receivers and decoders but programmed with common software.

Mostly everyone I work with carries atleast two pagers. I think it would be great to integrate both into one unit. :)

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Swissphone has a dual pager, receiving simultaneously on 2m VHF and 70cm UHF, both POCSAG.
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Postby Hoseman292 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:31 pm

Thanks Ralph.

Can Swissphone's pager decode Quikcall II and Pocsag or FLEX simultaneously? If so, I have a bunch of folks that would line up for blocks to buy one (or two) :)

Thanks for the info.

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Postby mr.syntrx » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:50 pm

Garyf629 wrote:If it has more than one channel, NO SCAN!


Gotta love 5-tone!

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Postby radio-link » Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:34 am

Hoseman292 wrote:Thanks Ralph.

Can Swissphone's pager decode Quikcall II and Pocsag or FLEX simultaneously? If so, I have a bunch of folks that would line up for blocks to buy one (or two) :)

Thanks for the info.

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Here in germany we just use 5-tone or POCSAG, and AFAIK there is no combination, being able to decode two differens standards on different channels. 5-tone is mainly used on 4m (VHF midband), POCSAG on 2m for fire brigades and paramedics, on 70cm for business users. The 2m/70cm was intended to be used to have the private or companies pager and the firefighters pager in one unit.
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Re: MINITOR VI (YES 6)

Postby jjames7497 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:26 pm

it would be nice to be able to transmit so you don't have 2-3 different radios on your hip

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this weeks Lazarus award goes to.....jjames7497! !?
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Cool first post bro. Why was this post even approved?
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Postby n3eg » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:19 pm

* A more reliable RF section
* A charging/battery system that doesn't pit the charger contacts
* Pager side charging contacts that are easier to clean
* Programmable voice prompts and alerts (i.e. PAGING FIRE ONE, PAGING FIRE TWO")
* Longer voice storage, like an Icom F50V
* PARTS THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY ORDER FROM MOTOROLA!!! Oh yeah, and a SERVICE MANUAL.

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Postby com501 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:12 pm

This thread is SEVEN YEARS OLD!!

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Postby ASTROMODAT » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:37 am

Annular slot array w/ receive space diversity, P25 phase II, AES, 50% smaller chassis volume, same audio output level as APX7000, half the cost of Minitor IV

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Hello.

FPP, and I have one.
You cannot have it.
I am not FED.

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Re: MINITOR VI (YES 6)

Postby ryolsen8 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:16 pm

My friend just told me and sent me Photos of the Minitor VI. A Dept in my area just recieved some. Anyone want Photos?

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Postby d119 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:39 pm

I would like to see photos. Please post them here.

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Postby ryolsen8 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:40 pm

Here are the Photos of it:


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Postby escomm » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:02 am

Sorry we can't see images that are stored in your gmail account.

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Postby ryolsen8 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:03 pm

escomm wrote:Sorry we can't see images that are stored in your gmail account.


I don't know how to attach images to here other than the way I thought I did it...

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Postby Squad5 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:35 pm

I'm interested as well in seeing them

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Postby RFguy » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:48 pm

Not that I doubt a Minitor VI exists at this time, but please post pictures of the Loch Ness Monster and a Big Foot while your at it :) :lol:

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Postby ryolsen8 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:04 pm

RFguy wrote:Not that I doubt a Minitor VI exists at this time, but please post pictures of the Loch Ness Monster and a Big Foot while your at it :) :lol:


I would, but I don't know how to post photos... How do I?

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Postby chrismoll12 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:25 pm

Upload photos to image hosting service , ie tinypic.com

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Postby SteveC0625 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:56 pm

ryolsen8 wrote:
RFguy wrote:Not that I doubt a Minitor VI exists at this time, but please post pictures of the Loch Ness Monster and a Big Foot while your at it :) :lol:


I would, but I don't know how to post photos... How do I?

If you are not familiar with posting pics into forums, I am offering to post them for you if you like. If this is agreeable, I'll send you my email address and you can then email them directly to me. I will post them here in this thread as soon as I get them.
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Postby ryolsen8 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:26 pm

I uploaded them to my Flickr Account, here they are.

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Postby RFguy » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:59 am

Thanks for posting the link (but I didn't find any pictures of the Loch Ness Monster or Big Foot there). :)

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Postby ryolsen8 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:00 am

RFguy wrote:Thanks for posting the link (but I didn't find any pictures of the Loch Ness Monster or Big Foot there). :)


Yeah... Try this link:

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and this one:

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Enjoy! :)

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Postby SteveC0625 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:24 am

I emailed my local Motorola guy. He tells me that there is nothing available to him right now and there was no mention of the Six at the Motorola Roadshow in Baltimore recently.

There's not a whisper about this anywhere that I can find, and yet the pictures certainly say otherwise..
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Postby escomm » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:51 pm

Interesting.

8 channels or 8 tone sets?

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Postby ryolsen8 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:32 pm

I hope for atleaat more than 2 Channels, would be nice!

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Postby SteveC0625 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:14 pm

escomm wrote:Interesting.

8 channels or 8 tone sets?

I suspect it's 8 functions controlling more than two channels.

Hopefully it'll handle more than 8 tone pairs and 4 long tones per channel plus expanded on/off duty.
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Postby ryolsen8 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:12 am

Cool, I really want one! Hopefully Moto will tell some info soon.

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Re: MINITOR VI (YES 6)

Postby NickH » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:55 am

For a Minitor VI, I'd like to see the Min V with better reliability, particularly in the charging system. I have no need for more than 2 channels or TX on a PAGER, so I'd probably leave it as it is but add ramp-up alert tones like an FSA has. There's nothing worse than being bolted out of bed at 3am from a full volume alert tone.

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Postby RFguy » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:32 am

The word I have is that it's in beta test now. Expected release in mid-late Q1, 2014 (Around Feb/March, 2014). Maybe IWCE which is late March?

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Postby escomm » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:27 pm

Should be a fun ask at the upcoming roadshows... Glad the west coast roadshow is first this year :D

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Still no pics??


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