[RFI] RE: [TenTec] NTIA BPL Report released

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Wed Apr 28 14:22:28 EDT 2004

On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 18:01:13 +0000, David Price wrote:

>I read the report, sounded like a nail in the coffin to me for BPL. 

When read by an RF systems engineer, yes, it is devastating. When read
by a non-technically educated person, it is not. 

The problem is that no one involved in the decision-making process has
a clue about anything technical. AFAIK, none of the commissioners has a
technical education. The format and tone of the report is certainly
professionally objective and dispassionate -- but it also fails to
frame the issues in words that the decision-makers can understand.  

A properly written executive summary (there is one) would outline the
conflicts between the proposed systems, the findings re: testing
methods, the interference potential, and the implications re:
implementation in words that a non-technical executive could
understand. It would say, in so many words, that the proposed systems
aren't practical, and it would say why. This report is far too
tentative in that regard -- you have to be an engineer to understand
the conclusions. 

Jim K9YC

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