[RFI] A Serious Threat...PLC

WX5L wx5l at charter.net
Wed May 14 16:08:40 EDT 2003

A serious situation is upon the amateur radio hobby. 

PLC is short for Power Line Communications, a new way to 
provide broadband internet over existing power lines. It 
has the very real potential to radiate harmful RFI as is 
now seen in Japan where it was recently implemented. 

To add to the concern the FCC has declared PLC as a top 
priority for it's Office of Engineering and Technology 
calling PLC's potential "immense" offering consumers 
access to broadband  services from any room in their home 
by simply plugging an adapter in the nearest wall outlet. 

You can bet PLC advocates will be lobbying the FCC hard so 
in turn amateurs should also be heard making their 
concerns known about radiated RFI. 

The FCC is now accepting electronically filed comments by 
going to http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/upload_v2.cgi

In line 1 type 03-104
Select "name" on line 2
Your name goes on line 3
Then fill in the other pertenant info
Select "comments" on line 12 scroll to the bottom and let 
them know how you feel with this impending invasion.

It's time to stand up and be heard.


Thibodaux, Louisiana

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