NON-SCANNING NATIONWIDE PAGING SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-02
Current nationwide paging systems can be classified in two categories. A single frequency can be used for the entire nationwide system. There are currently three channels in the 930MHz band that are allocated by the F.C.C. for this purpose. A current system that uses this approach consists of many remote paging transmit- ters tied together in a network via a satellite link. This results in the ability to use a standard, single frequency pager in a nationwide system. However, there are inherent limitations to channel capacity which will place an upper limit on the numer of nationwide pages that can be sent. Also, there can only be three nationwide car- riers that can participate in this form of nationwide paging.