Hey everybody, just joined my local volunteer department and was issued my pager. It's a Motorola Minitor V. I have it on "B" where I can hear county wide calls. When I clip it on my belt I start getting random bursts of fuzz. The fuzz bursts go away when I switch back to "A", which is for our department only. Any idea?
I have the same type of pager (Minitor V).
"A" is "Pager only" mode (speaker opens only when pager alerts)
"B" is "Monitor and alert" where you hear all the traffic on the frequency and if my tones drop, it alerts.
"C" is just like "A" but vibrates instead.
"D" is not assigned.
When on "B", I get the occasional "fuzz burst" but it is usually as a result of interference from a nearby electronic device. For example, when I walk up to the cash register at any store, the debit machine causes this. When I switch to "A" it stops.
Depending on the weather, I will get a little bit of breakthrough (on "B") from distant transmitters on the same frequency that we never usually hear.
Don't know if this helps in your search for answers.
Actually it has to do with your Centrals (911) 2 tone paging tones , when you are on "A" the squelch only opens up when your paging tones are transmited and heard by your pager. (Dept. A) Hence no interference noise, however when you are on "B" you have no PL or CTCS or 2 tone paging, (your listening to any Dept.) and any interferaence in the area will make noise on your pager. Nothing you can do about it. You have to pick weather you want to hear all depts. or not.
It could also be someone that is keying up their mic on accident. Our PD officers accidently did that when they stepped in and out of their units and the key button would hit the seat belt clip or etc.