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[RFI] RE: Concerning BPL video

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Subject: [RFI] RE: Concerning BPL video
From: k5iid at earthlink.net (Thomas Horton)
Date: Sat Aug 9 16:21:01 2003
I must say that although I have never met Mike personally,
I must agree with Pete.
 Mike trains people to find noise problems.
I know that he trained the local power company guys
and that training was instrumental in them obtaining 
the proper equipment needed for finding these problems.
 Although my problems were basicall solved prior to
this training, it has helped other hams in the area since.
 I rather doubt that mike is a troll!

Tom Horton

> [Original Message]
> From: Pete Smith <n4zr@contesting.com>
> To: Patrick A. Thompson Sr. <wa4tukhr@comcast.net>; Mike @ RFI Services
<mike@rfiservices.com>; <rfi@contesting.com>
To: <rfi@contesting.com>
> Date: 8/9/03 18:52:44
> Subject: RE: [RFI] RE: Concerning BPL video
> At 01:57 PM 8/9/03 -0400, Patrick A. Thompson Sr. wrote:
> >Its pretty obvious, using your words, why there are no complaints filed
> >US hams regarding BPL. This particular form of BPL has yet to be deployed
> >except in small test areas.
> >
> >You are at least correct in pointing to dimmers, etc.
> >
> >It appears that you have not studied the results from foreign sites. You
> >should also take another listen to the video. If the first three
> >don't speak to you then the fourth location using a different modulation
> >method will.
> >
> >I suspect you have another agenda besides the good of amateur radio.
> >
> >And for the rest of you reading this, please forgive me for responding
to a
> >troll.
> >
> I disagree strongly with Mike on this, but I think your aspersions on his 
> motives are unfair.  He has done a tremendous amount of good for hams in 
> his company's area by identifying and fixing more prosaic forms of 
> powerline RFI.  The Pepco RFI program is a model of its kind, and that is 
> owed mainly to Mike's efforts.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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