US HAMS - PLEASE TALK THIS UP AMONG YOUR LOCAL CLUB MEMBERS!
Members of the Florida Contest Group started doing this over the past
few days and a number of us have visited the site and done just
this...as of earlier today less than one percent of the US amateur
population had filed any comment on the matter - this stinks!
Please get your Local, Contest and DX clubs memberships to see W4ZV's
"how to" note - repost it to your local reflector... and hound your
friends on this...
This is a real threat to what we love to do - OPERATE!
Club officers please encourage your membership to submit their
comments... it is easy to do and you do not have to be a electrical
engineer just state the basics of how BPL will render the radio spectrum
used by our country's Communications First Responders useless.
I personally added in my comments the fact that the local power
companies take years to fix arcing insulators on a pole which cause
interference to AM broadcast as well as Amateur bands. How can the same
people who do such a poor job of maintaining this basic system be
expected to maintain a system needing a higher degree of stability?
GO TO THE WEB SITE - ENCOURAGE YOUR FELLOW CLUB MEMBERS TO GO TO THE WEB
SITE - FOLLOW UP WITH THEM!
The reason this did not work in Japan was that the JA ham community
posed objections to its usage... we have an even more active amateur
population here in the states, lets get some numbers working in our
favor to remove the threat to our beloved hobby that BPL poses.
Bill Tippett wrote:
> At 11:16 AM 8/7/03 -0700, WY6K wrote:
>> How do we make comments to the FCC? Email or written? Addressee and
> Several suggested I summarize how to do this:
> 1. Go to http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/upload_v2.cgi
> 2. Enter only 03-104 in Box 1 (Proceeding).
> 3. Complete all required boxes (2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12)
> 4. Attach your file in .doc, .pdf, .xls, etc in the first large
> box and click "Sent Attached File to FCC".
> OR...and much easier for shorter comments,
> 5. Type your comments directly into the bottom large box,
> keeping <70 characters per line, and click "Send Brief
> Comments to FCC".
> After 4. or 5., another screen should appear where you need to
> click "Finish Transaction and Receive Confirmation". If you
> did everything correctly, you should then receive a confirmation
> number on the next screen. If you don't see the confirmation
> number, your comments were not submitted correctly.
> Your comments will likely not appear until the next
> business day since it takes them awhile to process everything.
> Please DO comment before the August 20 window closes! This
> could be the most important thing you will ever do to insure we
> do not allow the FCC fill our bands with interference. Let's prevent
> another Pandora's Box like the FCC gave us with Citizens Band!
> 73, Bill W4ZV
> P.S. Much more info is available at ARRL's webpage:
> http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/HTML/plc/ including how to file.
> 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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