[aprssig] Text Pagers

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Feb 12 17:26:10 CST 2009

> I dug my old POCSAG pager out of the junk 
> bin,... and it happily displayed the test 
> message.  

If you can determine that these pagers are POCSAG, I'll kick in the $200 so we have something to play with...


So no, there's no password or anything on 
>POCSAG pagers.
>Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> The topic of text messaging for amateur radio using Pagers came
>> up last week.  Our local N3UJJ found a box of ALPHA text pagers
>> for 900 MHz for about $4 each if we bought the whole box. 
>> Question is, does anyone know how to transmit to them?  We have
>> 900 MHz transmitters, so that is not the issue (I got some for
>> ATV from the early cell days)...  Just need to know the code to
>> transmit?  For N3UJJ, do we know if they are POCSAG pagers or
>> what?  I do have a KPC-9612+ that can generate POCSAG..  Or do
>> pagers also have passwords and so without those, we'd be stuck?
>> The web page of the hackers in Germany that were building an
>> amateur radio paging capability seems to have been abandoned,
>> and no further progress is being made there.
>> I'd be happy to buy in, if someone else has the time to figure
>> them out?
>> Maybe N3UJJ can find more specific nameplate data?
>> Bob
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