For the most part, this industry has been very tight lipped about BPL trials
and their specific locations. When I told the folks in Potomac that I was
going to their system to check its interference potential, they shut the system
down, sending an email notice to their customers at 8:30 PM the evening before
that the system would be down for "routine maintenance."
Ed Hare, W1RFI
225 Main St
Newington, CT 06111
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Tellefsen [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 1:02 PM
> To: Mike @ RFI Services; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: [RFI] RE: Concerning BPL video
> Has anyone ever heard of a complaint filed by a ham that is
> RFI from BPL?"
> Hello Mike
> I understand your point, but I have to ask a question or two
> of my own.
> Just how well publicized are these BPL test areas? Would a ham in the
> area, but not part of the test, know about the tests and whom
> to contact
> if he thought he had a problem due to the BPL test? If he
> was only a casual
> operator, and there certainly are many these days, he might
> not realize his
> increased noise level was due to BPL and not a current solar
> event or some
> terrestrial source.
> So, I guess the question is, If we don't know there is a BPL
> test in our
> what tells us the noise we are hearing is or is not BPL?
> Thanks and 73
> Bob N6WG
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