[RFI] PLC Testing

Patrick A. Thompson Sr. wa4tukhr at comcast.net
Sun May 25 22:54:35 EDT 2003

I think this PLC garbage was "addressed and resolved" in most countries by
not allowing it to happen.

As far as complaints causing cash loss to the power distributors, this is
complete wishful thinking.  The distributors spend as little as possible to
address RFI issues.  The most likely outcome is for the amateur radio
operator to be cast as a crazy villain or otherwise a stumbling block to
progress and the cause of everything from your computer crashing to the
reason your light bulbs burn out early.

After FCC approval is given there will be no way other than it not being
economically viable for the ham community to ever be rid if it.

The only reasonable course of action for amateur radio or any other RF user
between 2 and 80 MHz is to fight this plague like the cancer it is.

If you have not already commented to the FCC regarding this latest idiocy
its time to do so or kiss HF operation goodbye forever.

Patrick A. Thompson SR.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rfi-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com]On
> Behalf Of Mike @ RFI Services
> Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 9:03 PM
> To: rfi at contesting.com
> Subject: [RFI] PLC Testing
> At this time I have very little to offer concerning the PLC everyone is
> concerned about.
> I believe the reason for problems in the other countries has been
> addressed and resolved.
> Everyone has good reason to be concerned, do to the potential this type
> of devise has. However, for what it's worth, I will soon be conducting
> tests to discover the effects it will have on the Amateur Radio Bands as
> well as others.
> Please be patient and remember, like all new products, the manufacturer
> won't publish all the info concerning the product until it is completed.
> There is a very obvious reason for this. The market is very competitive.
> I assure you the power companies involved don't want to introduce a
> product that will cause a constant flow of complaints. Complaints a far
> more expensive than the revenue PLC would bring in for quite some time.
> Let's give this a chance. At least enough of a chance to be tested.
> I will publish the results as soon as the tests are complete and the
> approval has been given. Again at this time I don't have much to
> forward. I promise I'll give you all I can as soon as I can. When I send
> it, it will be the truth and the facts. It will not be guesses,
> assumptions or hearsay.
> Best wishes,
> Mike Martin
> RFI Services
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