Our local electric power company just finished putting in a new line. It is to
commissioned shortly. It is a 230kV line, about 50km and also has a fibre
cable (for communications and control). There are 290 poles. The first line
in 1897 and a pole put in about that time, still in use, has a service record
yrs. Wooden pole were used as they have a history of good durability, less
than steel and weigh about 30% less than steel. Easier for the helicopters.
To me the significant point was the fibre optic line. That is what all the
companies should have to do. Who knows they might even be able to compete
with the cable and telcos for long distance.
Chris opr VE7HCB
From: "Kevin Hemsley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date sent: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 12:28:13 -0600
Subject: [TowerTalk] Broadband over Power Line Video
> The ARRL website published a story today about Broadband over Power
> Line (BPL) technology. The story includes a video clip shot by Ed
> Hare, W1RFI. The video tells a pretty ugly story without any dialogue.
> Kevin Hemsley
> Systems Engineer
> Microserv Computer Technologies, Inc.
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers",
> "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free,
> 1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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