Build a “pager net eavesdropper” for a couple of bucks


In this latest adafruit tutorial, Limor shows you how to create a “pager scanner” that allows you to feed incoming pager network data to a Windows computer over a serial port. It looks super easy to do and fun to see what you can still find on these data networks.

Also check out her earlier video on Reverse engineering a pager

HOW TO – Make a cheap “pager scanner”

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