LARU POCSAG Network
Since December 2019 LARU members have been experimenting with POCSAG pagers on VHF. In September 2020 phase 1 of the LARU POCSAG Network could be accomplished. The network currently consists of 4 transmitters sharing timeslots on the LARU frequency 144.8625 MHz and sending messages to pagers. Every amateur radio operator can generate such messages via dapnet (Decentralized Amateur Paging Network) and receive such messages with a POCSAG pager tuned to 144.8625 MHz.
The LARU deliberately chose the VHF band for paging in order to gain an optimal nation-wide coverage. Emergency communication is also standing in the foreground. That's why our partner LEMCIT (Luxembourg Emergency Communications Intervention Team) has equipped the members of the LARU emergency communication team with professional Oelmann pagers.
In order to send a message to a pager, use one of the following options:
- hampager.de: make an account and generate the message accordingly.
- BrandMeister und DMR: use a DMR radio and generate a message in the following format: "CALL text of the message" (CALL followed by an empty space followed by the text of the message) and send this message to the service number 262994 (private call) (available in the LARU Codeplug) on a BrandMeister repeater. The "text of the message" will be forwarded to the pager of the according "CALL". Example: "LX9XYZ 73" sent to the 262994. The pager of LX9XYZ will receive "73" accompanied by the call of the sender.
- LARU EMC: the dispatching of the LARU emergency group can address the pagers directly.
(last update: 2020/10/17)