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No More Nice Guy? (was RE: [RFI] BPL video FAQs)

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Subject: No More Nice Guy? (was RE: [RFI] BPL video FAQs)
From: n4zr at contesting.com (Pete Smith)
Date: Sat Aug 9 14:50:38 2003
At 10:20 AM 8/9/03 -0700, Cortland Richmond wrote:
>Stephanie (and list members),
>One of the arguments made by BPL proponents is that they have received no
>Considering the 20 August cut-off for Reply comments, if harmful
>interference is shown to be BPL related I think we hams need to take note
>of it in our Replies, as well as *filing formal complaints to the FCC* in
>parallel with complaints to perpetrators.
>We have in the past accommodated a lot of interference because we could
>work around it. Perhaps it is also time to stop doing that. BPL proponents
>and others who would put RF on power wiring seem to assume that compliance
>with Part 15 is good enough (though more than a few want even that
>relaxed); we know it is not. The Commission, with few of our complaints in
>its files, has little data to back up our assertion. I expect it will get
>some, now.

With the limited extent of BPL tests in this country, the probability that 
an HF or low-VHF op would a) recognize the weird interference as BPL and b) 
complain officially about it makes it very unlikely that anyone has much of 
a complaint record yet.

I respect Mike a lot, but I also think that Ed is fully competent to tell 
the difference between BPL of various types and the other types of 
power-line-associated RFI.  Just looking at the video is a poor substitute 
for reading the ARRL's submission.

73, Pete N4ZR
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