[RFI] BPL vs shares & ham radio....KATRINA

Rob Atkinson, K5UJ k5uj at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 3 20:51:01 EDT 2005

sure; i never wrote anything against gathering evidence; but now is not the 
time to raise the BPL boogyman with non-hams.    it's very important to 
think like them.  to us, this is a problem; to a politician who is concerned 
with saving lives right now, it will be..."what?  who?  what are you talking 
about?...!?!"    and once you explain it, they'll just think you're some 
kind of nut case right now and ignore you.    at least wait until the place 
is drained,   construction is underway, lives are being put back together 
and emotions have simmered down.


From: "Alan Robinson" <robinsah at engr.orst.edu>
To: "Ed -K0iL" <eedwards at tconl.com>,"'Rob Atkinson, K5UJ'" 
<k5uj at hotmail.com>, <ny9h at arrl.net>,<rfi at contesting.com>
CC: w4lke at arrl.net
Subject: Re: [RFI] BPL vs shares & ham radio....KATRINA
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 09:39:48 -0700

I agree with Ed. This is the time to make recordings and show why we are
needed. And, why BPL hurts!
73, Alan, W4LKE

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed -K0iL" <eedwards at tconl.com>
To: "'Rob Atkinson, K5UJ'" <k5uj at hotmail.com>; <ny9h at arrl.net>;
<rfi at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 7:45 AM
Subject: Re: [RFI] BPL vs shares & ham radio....KATRINA

 >I agree with your statements Rob about waiting to bring up the issue;
 > however, NOW IS THE TIME to make recordings of emergency nets from noisy
 > BPL
 > areas.  This is something that cannot be done after the nets are 
 > Since most BPL trials are located in areas where there usually aren't any
 > hams, any ham who cannot travel to and participate directly in the relief
 > effort but has a mobile radio and BPL nearby, should go to a trial area
 > and
 > attempt to make recordings of BPL causing interference to "Emergency
 > Nets".
 > We need to counter the arguments that once a disaster happens all power 
 > out so the interference is gone.  We all know the other end of the comm
 > circuit needs to be able to rcv as well--so a recording would provide
 > proof
 > of this.
 > Of course this would be something to bring up AFTER the dust has settled.
 > 73, de ed -K0iL
 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: rfi-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On
 > Behalf Of Rob Atkinson, K5UJ
 > Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 9:10 AM
 > To: ny9h at arrl.net; rfi at contesting.com
 > Subject: Re: [RFI] BPL vs shares & ham radio....KATRINA
 > hi,
 > I'm not sure this is the time to start pursuing an anti-BPL agenda.   One
 > of
 > the problems with the hurricane at this point is special interest groups
 > degrading the signal to noise ratio with a lot of agenda driven
 > commentary.
 >  there will be plenty of time during the post-mortem period later on, to
 > discuss BPL, global warming, racism and all the other stuff people are
 > dredging up at this point, which to me, is diverting time and energy away
 > from disaster relief.  I realize no one here has been talking about 
 > warming and racism--i merely mentioned them as examples of other issues
 > coming up right now.   I think the politicians like Mark Kirk who is
 > currently on Navy reserve duty  have enough to do, and bringing up BPL
 > might
 > only be an irritation to him and others, and be counter productive for 
 > radio.     I suggest we wait until things stabilize.  I assure you, there
 > is
 > going to be a seemingly endless period of inquiries, reviews, gassing, 
 > so on once the dust starts to settle--ample opportunity at that point to
 > talk about BPL; but not now.
 > rob/k5uj
 > From: Bill NY9H <ny9h at arrl.net>
 > To: <rfi at contesting.com>
 > Subject: Re: [RFI] BPL vs shares & ham radio....KATRINA
 > Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 13:59:34 -0500
 > Maybe my email implied that the nets were receiving interference from 
 > I did NOT mean to suggest that,,,,
 > I mean to suggest that continued implementation, especially a large
 > one, would/could/should cause problems.
 > bill
 > At 11:30 AM 9/2/2005, Bill NY9H wrote:
 > >Been listening to 7.285 for a few days ,,,,
 > >this AM the NCS (Net Control)  of the SHARES network passed to the
 > >West Golf ARES ( that would be as in HAM RADIO) network traffic for
 > >an emergency rescue in  Biloxi.... to Kessler Air Force Base.....!!!!!
 > >
 > >That prompted me to send by Email and letter to Mark Kirk ( my
 > >Congressman and on the committee that directs the FCC) my concern for
 > >the interference that BPL causes  BOTH  THE FEDERAL SHARES , MARS &
 > >ARES systems....
 > >
 > >I suggest you write a letter and email him and your local Senator.
 > >Until us northerners are invited to go South & help, we should take
 > >the opportunity to keep the air clean enough to be ABLE TO HELP.....
 > >
 > >Bill NY9H
 > >
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