[RFI] TX Senate BPL vote

W5WRL wlawless at w5wrl.com
Mon Apr 25 18:53:26 EDT 2005

Please don't let these folks here this:

N5GAR, NZ5V, AE5B, N5AC a couple of others that I cannot remember their
calls and myself spent a lot of time on this and we will continue to do so.
There were folks ready to testify and did not only because SB 1748 was
removed from the agenda. 

If you are involved in this effort let me know. You are welcome to the
fight. We wish there were more but that is the way it is.  

Bill Lawless - W5WRL
ARRL WTX Assistant Section Manager

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Sudeep Reddy msg'd me back on my note--thought you might find the tone of
his note interesting.  Professional.  Sympathetic.
Aware.    See below.  Of particular note was the lack of amateur
protests to the committee.



Thanks for your note.  I do plan on following up on some of these issues
(especially the technology questions) if this legislation continues moving
forward.  Last week's story was merely meant to note the bill's passage so
that folks could weigh in if they wanted.  I'm somewhat surprised that the
objectors (especially the radio operators) haven't testified in front of the
Senate committee to raise some alarms.  I'm aware of the interference
questions and fully expected some public screaming matches.  But alas, there
was silence.

As for the socialized grid, I think Smitty meant that the grid is socialized
in the sense that everybody pays for it now through electricity charges.
Everybody wouldn't necessarily pay for BPL, at least in this version of the
bill.  I don't know why investors would put up the billions for it as
wireless technology advances.  But I guess some people haven't learned from
the last telecom bust.

Take care,
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