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Re: [TowerTalk] [CQ-Contest] Bad news for BPL = Good news for us

To: "Jim Lux" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] [CQ-Contest] Bad news for BPL = Good news for us
From: "Milt, N5IA" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 18:13:22 -0700
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From: "Jim Lux" <>

> Which actually brings up one of the few practical applications of BPL.. 
> remote meter reading and similar SCADA type applications.  It's not a bad 
> way to distribute real time pricing information too.

Thanks Jim for the further explanation of what you were trying to say.

Regards the comment above, there are any mumber of less expensive and more 
effective ways of doing remote meter reading and SCADA applications.  The 
data streams are done at very low frequencies, at a much slower baud rate, 
with much less transmitted power and do not interfere with anyone.

Meters that are not economically feasible to reach for Internet service are 
not feasible to reach with Internet service type BPL either.  Making them 
both work together does lower the cost ration a bit.

Have a great week.  de Milt, N5IA 


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