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Re: [RFI] Response to news FCC okays BPL proposal

To: kelly@thejohnsons.ws, rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] Response to news FCC okays BPL proposal
From: CliffHazen@aol.com
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 16:12:11 EST
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I've heard comments inside the electrical power industry on BPL that there is 
expectation that many amateur radio operators will not complain because it is 
their only option for high speed low cost internet access and VOIP in rural 
areas with no cable or dsl options.  Many amateurs have already chosen to live 
in those areas for low noise rx conditions and may be willing to sacrifice 
living with extra rf noise to keep peace in their internet family.

Look how few amateur radio comments there were to the FCC on BPL, less than 
1% of us.

The power industry knew that there would be too much resistance if they tried 
to use the commercial broadcast FM or TV bands because of the potential of 
millions of interference complaints.

A large number of amateur operators now restrict their operation is some way 
now to have peace in the house and with neighbors because of lowest cost 
design in home electronics; no rf shielding, inadequate filtering.

Laws only protect those in Power.

Cliff N7HIY
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