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Post by dave » Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:37 pm

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!

cheers, dave

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Re: pager

Post by vk6hgr » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:04 pm

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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Post by dave » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:08 pm

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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Post by vk6hgr » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:11 pm

dave wrote: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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Post by dave » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:51 pm

thankyou Gavin, great help :D :D

it's actually quite interesting what you read on there

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Post by slipknot » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:45 pm

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Post by slipknot » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:49 pm

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Post by evo » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:33 pm

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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Post by Bonez » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:14 pm

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.

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Post by robbage » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:16 pm

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.

Others may have more info...
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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Re: pager

Post by slipknot » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:18 pm

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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Re: pager

Post by Zebedee » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:53 pm

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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Re: pager

Post by slipknot » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:29 pm

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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Re: pager

Post by Zebedee » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:32 pm

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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Re: pager

Post by interference » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:51 pm

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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