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Re: [TowerTalk] BPL

To: Tod - MN <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] BPL
From: "Alan C. Zack" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 13:28:48 -0700
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And get someone like Charleston Heston to represent the ARRL like he did for the NRA. You will have to pry my dead fingers off my mike.......... or something like that.

Tod - MN wrote:

I suggest we don't have time to spend on divisive conversation. After the
BPL issue has been resolved satisfactorily for amateurs why don't we pick up
the political conversation --- in the interim perhaps we should be sure that
ARRL has sufficient financial support and that whenever necessary we provide
e-mail and actual letters (they count for more because they take more
effort) in support of amateur positions on BPL.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Robert Shohet
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] BPL

Hey Doc,

It is really APPALLING that you can take an issue like this, that affects ALL of us, and use it as an flimsy excuse to slam Democrats!

The last time that I checked, it was Michael Powell, a REPUBLICAN, that was practically jumping up and down and frothing at the mouth about how excited he was about BPL. And let's not forget that other famous REPUBLICAN, G.W.Bush, who APPOINTED him and also cheered on BPL as though it were the 2nd coming!

Strangely absent from your slam was ALL mention of Commission REPUBLICAN'S,.
the FCC CHAIRMAN, and the PRESIDENT. I guess that they had NOTHING to do with this fiasco, right?

Since you have intentionally decided to politicize this issue, please enlighten us as to why the FCC Republicans and the President got into bed with the BPL lobby and then systematically postured to change the regulations so as to remove any interference safeguards that BPL would have to meet under Part 15?

Bob KQ2M

From: "doc" <> To: <> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 6:48 PM Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] BPL

Gene Smar wrote:

Tom et al:

Rat cheer: .

The FCC Democrats are posturing like Kerry, big words but

zero action

-- they could have made a big noise and have demanded real


*prior* to approval but are trying to benefit from the appearance of caring about Hams as they gave the industry what it wanted.


Alan Zack
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