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Loosing program on 311 receivers every other day

Loosing program on all three of my 311s all signals are good happens every other day.have to reset with front switch and then check switch to fix .switch dp34 is good. getting very tired of this. can you help?

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A phoneline is not going to effect your programming at all, do you see an error message when this happens??

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Hook them up to an active phone line and it will automatically update itself. if these units are on another houses account don't do the phone line thing and you'll just have to deal with it because you are already getting a good deal. you might consider upgrading to a 322 (dual reciever) it doesn't have that problem.

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