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Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: The document on pagers...

"while in fact there are genuine use-cases for pagers after all"

Mainly that POCSAG standard pagers run at 150MHz and that frequency was chosen because it tends to penetrate buildings fairly well (the human body is more or less a 1/4 wavelength at that frequency, so pagers worn on the belt get reasonable coupling into a decent salty antenna, and the bit rate is low enough that they work even at really shitty s/n ratios.)

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