[RFI] Letter re "Radio operators fight powerline broadband"

Cortland Richmond ka5s at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 9 10:17:14 EST 2004

A UPI article, "Radio operators fight powerline broadband," carried 9 January in the Washington Times,  about objections to BPL, says, "...representatives of the BPL industry say they can't find interference caused by their systems."
Whoever says that, is not looking very hard; interference has indeed been found. And despite some vendors' touting "successful field trials" in Europe, the latest news from Austria is that BPL interference to International Red Cross communications, short wave reception and Amateur Radio, will shut down BPL there.
The American Radio Relay League's Web page says: "Shortwave broadcaster Radio Austria's futureZone service says the case that brought the issue to a head was a Red Cross report that emergency services radio traffic during a disaster response drill last May was the victim of massive BPL interference. " 
( http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2004/01/08/2/?nc=1 )

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