After reading some 650+ comments, ~1% are in favor of BPL, a few are totally
wacked out/off the subject, and the most of the best responses are 2 pages or
more (a few 1-pagers are OK). Some have substance; some are begging, some are
simplistic. Then there are the BPL industry ones that are still in terminal
denial. And, after scanning/reading the 258 page NTIA document (has some meat
to it), I am working on a response - time for more Tylenol!
And you are correct, many are clueless - kinda sad.
What can really hurt is public impressions as the BPL spin doctors weave their
Tom - wa2bpe
> It's obvious that most hams don't realize the threat. Go to the FCC
> ECFS website and see how many hams have bothered to file comments.
> Next, look at some of the comments. Most of them are no longer than
> 1 or 2 paragraphs and say nothing more other than: "Don't implement BPL...
> it causes interference.".
> On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 14:43:56 -0400, Alan Beagley wrote:
> > I am no fan of the NRA, but I guess that gun-owners' perception that
> > everyone is out to "get" them makes them realize the need for a united
> > front and a national representative organization.
> > I don't think hams realize how much of a threat BPL is and how much we
> > need a voice. Perhaps those who do not want to pay membership dues
> > should at least consider making a donation to the ARRL's Spectrum
> > Defense Fund. I am both a member and a donor (last year, and I'll
> > probably make another donation this year) to that Fund.
> > Alan AB2OS
> > On 04/29/04 09:14 am Don Allen put fingers to keyboard and launched the
> > following message into cyberspace:
> > > Although I may not always be in agreement with the league, the ARRL is
> > > our only nationally organized voice. One of the facts that makes the
> > > NRA (National Rifle Association) such a strong voice, and lobby, in
> > > Washington is the particpation level. I'm not a gun owner, nor do I
> > > support many of the NRA's positions, but one can certainly admire the
> > > organization. Apathy does not enter into their vocabulary. On the
> > > other hand, apathy seems endemic among amateurs.
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