[aprssig] Text Messaging Pagers

k4rjj at bellsouth.net k4rjj at bellsouth.net
Mon Jan 26 13:03:13 EST 2009

 POCSAG is the protocol.  I know there are some Kantronics devices that transmit this.  Don't know how compatible or legal it wuld be on Amateur radio.  Sure would be neat to use a Motorola 2 way pager with full keyboard and have some way to address it into the APRS system without involving the commecial systems.  

Bob how about 2 way translation from POCSAG to APRS?  Since many of these devices were in the 900 band you could use commecial repeater equipment.  I have a full size 900 duplexer I'd donate to the cause if anyone wants to try.

Ronny K4RJJ

  -------------- Original message from "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>: --------------

> > Older, working pagers are a dime a dozen 
> > on the used market and there are some 
> > people who have refitted them to work on 
> > Amateur bands[2]. 
> Great idea!
> Can you fill me on on the message display available on these
> things?  I don't think we want number only pagers, but text
> pagers would be great.  If you can provide the basics, and a
> photo, I will add this aspect to my APRS-messaging web page too!
> Bob, WB4APR
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