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[RFI] RE: Concerning BPL video

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Subject: [RFI] RE: Concerning BPL video
From: wa4tukhr at comcast.net (Patrick A. Thompson Sr.)
Date: Sat Aug 9 16:23:02 2003
I would be delighted to be wrong in misreading motives, and since I do not
know Mike in any other form other than what I might infer from his posts,
there is certainly room for misjudging motives. So, on your recommendation,
I'll stand corrected on this point and my apologies to Mike.

I do not think I have misjudged the grave impact deployment of BPL will have
on amateur radio.

I do not think we (amateur radio) have the luxury of attempting interference
mitigation after HF BPL is widely deployed.

I expect the best from ARRL to be held close to the vest and only released
minutes before the reply deadline. That's how these games are played.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pete Smith [mailto:n4zr@contesting.com]
> Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 2:50 PM
> To: Patrick A. Thompson Sr.; Mike @ RFI Services; rfi@contesting.com
> 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 from
> >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
> locations
> >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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