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

kd8bxp@aol.com kd8bxp at aol.com
Wed Jul 8 18:22:42 PDT 2009


I can answer that - there are a number of people who talk about pagers. 

Almost everything I found out about them was via google

There is the group in MI he doesn't say much but did answer my emails -
http://www.power-now.biz/mepin home.htm (there is a space between mepin and home)

A group in austrial has quite a bit of information that site is


If you google POCSAG you will find all kinds of stuff about how the protocal works

There was a book that I found in pdf later I think (and I used to know for sure) it was paging for the radio amateur or something like that 

------Original Message------
From: Rich Dailey (Gmail)
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To: Bob Bruninga
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: OT: Universal Text Messaging and Pagers
Sent: Jul 8, 2009 9:12 PM

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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