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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:37 pm 
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i have recently been shown how to pick up pager messages through connecting my scanner to my computer using POCSAG which i am currently doing now, im curious whether this is legal!

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dave wrote:
i have recently been shown how to pick up pager messages through connecting my scanner to my computer using POCSAG which i am currently doing now, im curious whether this is legal!


As long as you keep the info to yourself, why wouldn't it be?

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i just wasn't sure, i mean, it's illegal to listen to someones phone call, im not sure of the law when it comes to reading someones messages

thanks for letting me know

Dave :D


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i just wasn't sure, i mean, it's illegal to listen to someones phone call, im not sure of the law when it comes to reading someones messages


I'm not a lawyer :wink: but I don't think pager messages come under the Federal Telecommunications Act, rather the Radio Communications Act which doesn't have anything in it about "unauthorised" reception.

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thankyou Gavin, great help :D :D

it's actually quite interesting what you read on there


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Will this work on Vista do you plug it into your pc or is there a card that you have to use?


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I've never done it before but as far as I know you can use any sound card with an input. You do however need a special output on your scanner to get it to work. Sometimes that means pulling the scanner apart and rigging up an output.

Others may have more info...


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Bonez wrote:
You do however need a special output on your scanner to get it to work. Sometimes that means pulling the scanner apart and rigging up an output.

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Discriminator output. Some scanners/receivers have it. I found the headphone socket works for this sort of thing once you stuff around finding the right volume levels. An oscilloscope helps, but you might not have one lying around :-)

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It is most defiantly illegal, in fact it is quite foolish to posts such things, you might want to remove them...

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slipknot wrote:
It is most defiantly illegal


Under what law? I can't find any law in Australia that makes it illegal.

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Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

Chapter two, Part 2 - 1 section 7

(1) A person shall not:
(a) intercept;
(b) authorize, suffer or permit another person to intercept; or
(c) do any act or thing that will enable him or her or another person to intercept;
a communication passing over a telecommunications system.

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slipknot wrote:
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979


From the definitions in that same act:

telecommunications network means a system, or series of systems, for carrying communications by means of guided or unguided electromagnetic energy or both, but does not include a system, or series of systems, for carrying communications solely by means of radiocommunication.

A pager network is entirely by radiocommunications therefore that Act doesn't apply.

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Correct. Not illegal.
Gavin, ever been approached by FESA about the stream? Have they asked you to stop? Is rebroadcasting it illegal?
Would posting pager messages online be illegal (SAGRN is online so I assume not..)


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