[RFI] Re: RE: Broadband over Power Line (BPL) radio interference

Ward Silver hwardsil at centurytel.net
Fri Jul 16 12:44:43 EDT 2004

>>My response to this argument has been to say that hams are acting as
>>"canaries in the coal mine", tipping off the public and corporations to
>>problems of this technology before it becomes pervasive enough to do real
>>harm.  Just as the sport fishermen and duck hunters helped raise awareness
>>about water pollution a generation ago, we are doing the same for spectrum
>>pollution.  Whether or not amateur radio and sport fishing are critical to
>>society is not the point, but irreversible and needless loss of spectrum
>>used by important services certainly is.
>YES!  And it is precisely BECAUSE we are the caneries, and that we are
>canaries, that we are so critical to society.
>I'm not one to quote scripture, but there is a particularly relevant verse
that goes
>something like (depending on the translation) "if you have done it to the
least of
>them, you have done it to me."  This is something that we all must live by
if we are to
>survive as a species.

Once upon a time, in response to a student's demand to be taught the entire
Jewish Torah while standing on one leg, a sage gently replied: "What is
hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor...all the rest is commentary."

73, Ward N0AX

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