& Paging Protocols
Paging System Descriptions and Protocols
Phrack Article on Paging - A good overview of the paging networks out there today
POCSAG signalling format description, the good ol' standard that runs 512, 1200 and 2400bps
IXO protocol (variously known as IXO, PET, and TAP) allows for alphanumeric messages to be transmitted.
Paging Decoding Hardware and Software
SemaSoft 1.15 - Decode POCSAG with your Sound Card
SemaSoft16 bit - Cripple ware, only decodes 512bps POCSAG.. pretty useless but here for history
POC32 - Decode POCSAG Protocol with Sound Card, this is a good ware.
Simple Circuit. - Build this Data Slicer to pipe scanner Audio/Discriminator output into your Parallel port on a PC.
Data Slicer circuit to also pump recieved POCSAG data into your PC parallel port.
PD203 - very easy to use shareware. This version gives you 15 minutes to play. Use circuit above.
Discriminator_mod - read and learn why it is better to tap received POCSAG data from FM discriminator output instead of using straight audio from scanner.
Bravo pager. - plans to use existing Bravo pager Reciever board to receive POCSAG data
PE200 - MSDOS program to encode POCSAG, must have transmit capabilities.
Motorola's - Official Universal Programming Adaptor (Schematic & Part's list)
Poor Man's UPA - Build your own Universal Programming Adaptor
Interface - diagram for interfacing the UPA to Motorola pagers
Motorola Programming - Software layout by pager model
Bravo Express self-test mode - test modes for the Bravo Express pager
Bravo self-test mode - test modes for the Bravo pager
Other Pager Programming software:
- Newer NEC, version 5, does models as old as the IDP6000 and as new as the Message Exec FLX. CAUTION: This file is 961K
- OI Electric PocketBell Numeric and Alphanumberic pager programming software
- Panasonic EP-2G numeric pager programming software
- Uniden XLT V1.4
- Uniden 1.6
- Uniden XLT FLEX V2.0
Many pagers require a password for programming.
Chart of frequencies, Providers, coverage, protocols, access numbers, and special cap codes.
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