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[aprssig] Pagers as part of the Text Messaging Initiative

Brian Webster bwebster at wirelessmapping.com
Tue Jan 27 03:34:45 UTC 2009

If the protocol is documented fully and not encrypted I believe it is legal,
just like these new digital modes on HF and DSTAR. The key is having the
spec open and the documentation freely available. POCSAG is like this, not
sure about ReFlex.

Thank You,
Brian N2KGC

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Subject: Re: [aprssig] Pagers as part of the Text Messaging Initiative

Ronny Julian wrote:
> Steve what about a true two way 902 Mhz paging system?  Where would that
> fit?  I was thinking of retuning an old paging repeater.  I would ID it
> via CW with a brief description of what it was and an email address if
> someone wants to get involved.  I had thought of making it an extension
> of the Winlink system.

That would be 100% legal from the two-way perspective, BUT... After
looking a little into it, my concern with Flex/ReFlex was whether they
can they be used in an Amateur Radio environment sans Motorola since
they are proprietary.

Hooray legal issues!

Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/

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