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Hacking a motorolla Advisor Gold

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Randy Hentz, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. Randy Hentz

    Randy Hentz Guest

    I would like to take apart a Motorolla Advisor Gold and hook it up to
    RS 232 or something to write a program to log incoming pages etc. Any
    information would be appreciated.
     
  2. Forget it. The best you can do is output digital data that has to be
    decoded by an external decoder. You can do as well with a Radio Shock
    scanner with an added discriminator output.

    You also have to decide if you wanna do POCSAG or FLEX (there are
    other protocols but I'll assume you're in the USA). Search the web
    for "POCSAG decoder" or "FLEX decoder". For example, the Kantronics
    KPC-9612 has a built in POCSAG decoder which outputs in ASCII to an
    RS-232 port. I used this to monitor pagers for an agency until they
    decided they could do it better themselves. The various scanner sites
    should have links and lists. For example:
    http://www.scanaustralia.bigpondhosting.com/software/software1.html
    lists some suitable software (I haven't tried these).

    Here's a free POCSAG and Flex decoder:
    http://www1.baycom.de/products/poc32/
     
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