[aprssig] Pagers as part of the Text Messaging Initiative

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jan 26 17:56:38 EST 2009

God help us if the FCC cannot see the value of pagers to the
Universal Amateur Radio Text Messaging Initiative.


The APRS network and all pieces of it is no more one-way
broadcasting as is any other form of amateur radio when you push
the PTT.  APRS is a network of participants, and they cannot all
talk at once.  But when they do transmit information, they
transmit it to everyone in the network.

Bob, WB4APR 

> -----Original Message-----
> Is beaconing no longer permissable? 
> It was always in the eye of the  
> beholder.
> On Jan 26, 2009, at 14:36,... wrote:
>> I wonder if some consider it one way so its broadcasting?
>>>  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].  

>>... there (quite literally) buckets full of 
>> working pagers at HamFests, why not have a 
>> "messagegate" that takes APRS messages to
>> stations and translates them to a message 
>> destined for a POCSAG compatible pager. 

Yes!!!  I have now added this category to the other DOZEN text
messaging capabilities we alreay have... Now we just need the
code and gateways to tie them all together...

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