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[aprssig] Text Pagers

Pagerboyz pagerboyz at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 13 00:56:22 UTC 2009


There is no password for the over-the-air protocol but there may be a
password if you want to reprogram it. If you can use the 'capcode' that is
already in it then you are good to go. Many carriers put a programming
password in so that a customer could not easily change to another company.

Breaking or erasing the password is possible depending on the brand of pager

Bill
WA2NCH
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org>
To: <bruninga at usna.edu>; "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Text Pagers


> I dug my old POCSAG pager out of the junk bin, put a battery in it, and
> punched the frequency and cap code into my HP 8920A and it happily
> displayed the test message.  So no, there's no password or anything on
> POCSAG pagers.
>
> Scott
> N1VG
>
> 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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