IMPROVED PAGE RECEPTION IN OVERLAP AREAS FOR ALPHA PAGERS
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-13
A roaming pager has to make a decision to switch from one channel to another channel when roaming. For example, a home channel may be pri- oritized and the pager has to determine when to switch to a roaming channel when roaming out of the coverage area of the home channel. This can be a problem, for example, if the pager switches too quickly (at 80% page sense level) as it may miss messages because page information is still being sent to the home channel and not to the roaming channel. Alternatively, if the pager switches too slowly (at 20% page sense level), then the pager may miss messages on the roaming channel because the home channel is still being.monitored even though the roaming channel has a strong signal strength.