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[aprssig] Pagers as part of the Text Messaging Initiative

Ronny Julian k4rjj at bellsouth.net
Tue Jan 27 03:44:38 UTC 2009


So there is no such thing as 2 way POCSAG?  Got to look into that.  Also 
is Mother /V\ the only one in the 2 way pager game?

Ronny K4RJJ



Brian Webster wrote:
> 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
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org]On
> Behalf Of Ben Jackson
> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 10:30 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> 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
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