[RFI] re: BPL

Hare,Ed, W1RFI w1rfi at arrl.org
Wed Jun 11 18:23:03 EDT 2003

Technically, the stuff can work. In the trial areas, people are reporting an improvement over dialup, although how that will play when there are dozens of hundreds of users trying to shove data down a single pipe remains to be seen.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Jordan [mailto:wa3gin at erols.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 10:06 PM
> To: KA5MGL
> Cc: RFI
> Subject: Re: [RFI] re: BPL
> If they can't make it work in japan it's not going to work 
> here...however, the companies have a right to try it and the 
> gov. can't 
> do much more than watch them fail at it...no one here in DC 
> thinks this 
> mode is going to fly...the competition (cable, Satellite, 
> DSL, ISDN, T1, 
> POTS dial-up, wireless 3G, etc.)has a pretty good lock on the market!
> enjoy,
> dave
> wa3gin
> KA5MGL wrote:
> > Pardon my naivte here, gang.   Am I correct in thinking the 
> power companies (or whoever) would need to clean up their 
> systems before it will reliably *pass* data at BPL speeds?   
> I'm thinking the bad connections, loose hardware, weak 
> grounding, etc might be so bad it would hamper their own intentions.
> > 
> > Am I far afield on this point?  Just curious.
> > 
> > 73,
> > Kelly, KA5MGL
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