[amsat-bb] Re: OT: Universal Text Messaging and Pagers

Rich Dailey (Gmail) redailey1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 18:12:57 PDT 2009

At 07:53 PM 7/8/2009, you wrote:

I'm with Bob on this.  The paging device itself is no more illegal than the AIDC downconverters I
used on my ao-40 dishes.  It's the application, not the device.  The FCC leaves certain interpretations broad
enough to give us experimental elbow room.  We are experimenters, right?  I think we know what the rules say.
We can integrate FCC compliance into the protocol, surely.
Let's not bring commandments down on ourselves that will stifle experimentation with this surplus equipment.

Bob, I've googled my heart out trying to find any info on modding pagers to bring them into our bands, with
no joy.  Any groups out there working on them?  Mailing lists?

Rich, N8UX 

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