[amsat-bb] Re: OT: Universal Text Messaging and Pagers (WAS Re: Re:dream)

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Wed Jul 8 00:45:25 PDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 16:06 +0000, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> No we don't.
> The FCC are obviously happy to allow us to do what we do now.
> If you stir up trouble and get things banned, there are going to be an awful lot of pissed amameurs after your arse.

"easier to ask forgiveness than permission" I think is the phrase you're
looking for here.

Without rehashing old ground, I don't see why POCSAG would be any less
legal than DSTAR.  "But it's a code!" - yes, a well-documented one,
unlike DSTAR with its super-sekrit only-for-the-inner-circle codec and
poorly-documented protocol.

Gordon 2M0YEQ

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