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[RFI] Letter re "Radio operators fight powerline broadband"

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Subject: [RFI] Letter re "Radio operators fight powerline broadband"
From: "Cortland Richmond" <ka5s@earthlink.net>
Reply-to: ka5s@earthlink.net
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 10:17:14 -0800
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A UPI article, "Radio operators fight powerline broadband," carried 9 January 
in the Washington Times,  about objections to BPL, says, "...representatives of 
the BPL industry say they can't find interference caused by their systems."
Whoever says that, is not looking very hard; interference has indeed been 
found. And despite some vendors' touting "successful field trials" in Europe, 
the latest news from Austria is that BPL interference to International Red 
Cross communications, short wave reception and Amateur Radio, will shut down 
BPL there.
The American Radio Relay League's Web page says: "Shortwave broadcaster Radio 
Austria's futureZone service says the case that brought the issue to a head was 
a Red Cross report that emergency services radio traffic during a disaster 
response drill last May was the victim of massive BPL interference. " 
( http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2004/01/08/2/?nc=1 )

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