And just maybe we will wind up being labeled as the "NUISANCE" and all the
the world are not going to save amateur radio. Follow the "money"!!!
Jim Lux wrote:
> From the FCC press release (the R&O isn't online yet... search for
> FCC-04-245 tomorrow)
> The press release says:
> Sets forth rules imposing new technical requirements on BPL devices, such
> as the capability to avoid using any specific frequency and to remotely
> adjust or shut down any unit;
> >>> might be interesting to know the resolution with which this must be
> done, and what performance level they expect (skirt steepness, for instance).
> Establishes "excluded frequency bands" within which BPL must avoid
> operating entirely to protect aeronautical and aircraft receivers
> communications; and establishes "exclusion zones" in locations close to
> sensitive operations, such as coast guard or radio astronomy stations,
> within which BPL must avoid operating on certain frequencies;
> >>> Looks like they paid attention to ARINC..
> Establishes consultation requirements with public safety agencies, federal
> government sensitive stations, and aeronautical stations.
> >>> Don't see amateurs here... responding to NTIAs original filing, and
> the FEMA, etc. concerns.
> Establishes a publicly available Access BPL notification database to
> facilitate an organized approach to identification and resolution of
> harmful interference.
> >>> Be interesting to see how this actually plays out. The devil is in
> the details with this kind of thing. Is it at the "Company XYZ has
> installed Access BPL in Los Angeles County" or is it "P/N xyz S/N abc
> installed at Lat/Lon". There may be a lot of finagling on implementation
> here (Homeland security concerns, proprietary rights concerns, update
> frequency for the database, etc.)
> Changes the equipment authorization for Access BPL systems from
> verification to certification; and
> >>> this is quite significant... and not good.. verification means they
> have to test for compliance. certification means they can just sign a piece
> of paper saying, in effect, "designed to meet"
> Improves measurement procedures for all equipment that use RF energy to
> communicate over power lines.
> >> who knows.. could be good bad or indifferent.
> 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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Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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