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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #75 on: November 26, 2010, 12:17:15 AM »
Any idea how to get the reminder tone to actually stay off, I have set mine to off and it still goes off on reminder tone.

Same problem here, i set the 'reminder alert' to off and it still goes off continually to remind you there is an unread message. Very annoying when you get a non-response message early in the morning before you get up. Even on vibrate, the thing is loud enough to wake you up.

They have a great screen and the vibrate is almost good enough to shake off your pants, but that's about all. The menu setup, pager size, features (i.e. tones) are pretty poor in my opinion. Most CFS members i have spoken to are dreading the day their old Samsung pager needs to be replaced.

On a positive, fantastic service by the new paging contractor, pagers are available off the shelf and programmed quickly. But the question remains, are the Appolos the best pagers for CFS vollies, or has cost made the decision rather than practicality/ease of use.

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #76 on: November 26, 2010, 05:25:31 AM »
So much for getting a selection of tones on the new batch of Apollo pagers a number of members down this way have the second bacth which where ment to have a selection of tones and they dont.....

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #77 on: November 26, 2010, 05:28:12 AM »
I have to say , I like them, easy to read, robust, loud enough, the tone is much better than the yellow one's, have had no issues with it being to quite.

Probably not the best on the market, but apart from the reminder tone not going off, I don't mind them.

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #78 on: November 26, 2010, 08:05:26 AM »
I have a yellow one, and one thing good about them is the batteries last longer than the Samsungs :wink:
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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #79 on: November 26, 2010, 11:35:18 AM »
Any idea how to get the reminder tone to actually stay off, I have set mine to off and it still goes off on reminder tone.

It has possibly been set in the pager software to stay on.

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2010, 11:56:20 AM »
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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #81 on: November 26, 2010, 11:57:54 AM »
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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #82 on: November 26, 2010, 12:03:23 PM »
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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #83 on: November 26, 2010, 05:28:38 PM »
... But the question remains, are the Appolos the best pagers for CFS vollies, or has cost made the decision rather than practicality/ease of use.

you havent had much to do with Government tendering have you?

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #84 on: November 28, 2010, 08:52:33 PM »
... But the question remains, are the Appolos the best pagers for CFS vollies, or has cost made the decision rather than practicality/ease of use.

you havent had much to do with Government tendering have you?
doesnt look like it .... its al about the $$$$$
hahahaha that 24 is a classic.....

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #85 on: April 18, 2013, 11:04:52 PM »
Are you able to program which capcodes you want to receive by yourself?

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #86 on: April 19, 2013, 10:42:52 AM »
Are you able to program which capcodes you want to receive by yourself?

Only if you have a pager programming device (available on the Internet).  If you have one of them, then yes, you can do anything.

This one on ebay
is pretty expensive, but I've seen them around much cheaper.

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #87 on: April 19, 2013, 02:28:13 PM »
Ok. Is this the only way to do it?

What about this
« Last Edit: April 19, 2013, 02:31:23 PM by Wholey »

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #88 on: April 19, 2013, 03:05:44 PM »
Ok. Is this the only way to do it?

What about this


I *believe* manual programming like that is disabled on the CFS pagers.  Have you tried it?

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #89 on: April 19, 2013, 04:51:16 PM »
Ok. Is this the only way to do it?

What about this


I *believe* manual programming like that is disabled on the CFS pagers.  Have you tried it?

It is normally locked out, the same as "over the air" reprogramming is locked out.    it is Easy to glue up a plastic jig to hold the pager to sit upon the programming pins and use a USB to TTL RS232 interface as the electronics.   I have one set up for the SES pagers, all home made.   The programming data lines are standards RS232 signals but using TTL 5 volts max. levels. 
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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #90 on: April 19, 2013, 08:18:32 PM »
Wholey why do u want to program your own pager?? Is this a CFS issued pager?

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #91 on: April 20, 2013, 01:07:19 AM »
No, I bought a pager($15) of a mate that bought it ages ago. I actually have a pager issued by my SES unit but I keep leaving it at home when I go to work and miss callouts. I bought this one because I could then have one at home and one at work.


OldOne, I would love to know more, how can I contact you?

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #92 on: April 20, 2013, 09:30:59 AM »
OldOne, I would love to know more, how can I contact you?

try me using  oldone5083 at gmail.com

I use old damaged pagers for all sorts of applications including as a data receiver for PDW and control command decoder to reset remote equipment. 

I still need help to trying to find a programming interface for the old Samsung pagers as they used the parallel port of OLD computers for programming and I have a bag full of them in the junk box to experiment with.   

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #93 on: October 17, 2013, 07:44:15 PM »
Any more progress on being able to programme the old 'tone 7' callout tone into the Apollo Gold pagers?

Thought I seen a message on the paging site the other day from a Brigade offering to change their members pagers to tone 7... can't remember who is was though.

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #94 on: October 20, 2013, 01:41:01 PM »
Any more progress on being able to programme the old 'tone 7' callout tone into the Apollo Gold pagers?

Thought I seen a message on the paging site the other day from a Brigade offering to change their members pagers to tone 7... can't remember who is was though.

This msg was just sent out.
"CRML INFO: Reminder to members with a black apollo pager and wish to have your response tone changed come to training monday night one time only bco 0427****** - CFS Coromandel Valley Info"

How can this be done!??!

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #95 on: October 20, 2013, 05:57:57 PM »
As a part of the programming done to them it is possible to force a tone or leave it as user sets. It can even be programmed to have a different tone for each capcode in the pager.

Perhaps who ever manages pager programming in CFS is making a visit to the unit to untick the box for people. When looking at the software every so briefly for the SES ones, it didnt appear to be able to upload new tones (eg 'Tone 7'). But who knows..
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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #96 on: October 20, 2013, 07:11:38 PM »
With the SES pagers you can program a custom 16 tone sequence as one option which could be a sequence as per "tone 7" in the CFS pagers when you know the frequency of each tone step.  Using this option you can customise a pager's tones to suit hearing impaired members.

I assume the CFS pagers would have the same options in the software.

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #97 on: October 21, 2013, 08:35:46 AM »
So how can I do this to my Apollo pager?

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #98 on: October 21, 2013, 09:41:12 AM »
Are CFS and SES pagers very different?

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Re: Apollo Gold Pagers.
« Reply #99 on: October 21, 2013, 10:36:23 AM »
So how can I do this to my Apollo pager?

You need a pager programmer (Something like this) and a whole lot of time to work out the right note sequence to replicate tone 7...