[AMRadio] Pix of BPL hardware on utility poles in


Kim Elmore Kim.Elmore at noaa.gov
Thu Jul 22 10:45:04 EDT 2004


Ooops.. What Riley actually said was "... don't know a megacycle from a 
motorcycle..."  I thought I'd get this right before someone else pointed it 
out to me.

Kim Elmore, N5OP

At 09:19 AM 7/22/2004, you wrote:
>I have to agree with Don on this point.  The current FCC leadership is a 
>disaster for ham radio, and, I think, non-commercial radio interests in 
>general. The FCC credo seems to be "If it doesn't turn a buck, it is of no 
>consequence."
>
>Regardless of who wins in November, the current Chairman simply must go. 
>There is *no* technical expertise at the top of the FCC and no 
>consideration for it.  As Riley Hollingsworth put it, when queried in 
>Dallas recently on the technical problems plaguing BPL, there are many 
>above him who don't "know the difference between a kilohertz and a 
>kilometer" and don't care to know.
>
>The current Chairman is a perfect example of this.
>
>Kim Elmore, N5OP
>
>At 08:43 AM 7/22/2004, you wrote:
>>Regardless of the politics involved, there can be no question that FCC 
>>Chairman Powell is pushing an agenda that is, without any malice intended 
>>(I'm sure he hardly knows that ham radio exists), very anti-ham. BPL is 
>>just the most widely-discussed example.
>>
>>The latest proposal the FCC is floating for a new way to measure 
>>interference is more scary than BPL in my opinion. It is similar to what 
>>the Feds have done over the years with air pollution control. They are 
>>proposing to measure something like an "average of total interference" 
>>across a block of frequencies. Then they would set a limit on that 
>>"average" number that would be acceptable for each frequency block. I am 
>>probably using the word "average" incorrectly. It's some sort of 
>>statistical construct.
>>
>>But the implication seems to be that hams would no longer have any basis 
>>for complaint about interference to their operations as long as the 
>>average interference for the block that includes the bands in question 
>>was being met. Not good.
>>
>>Naturally, the ARRL has protested (thank God and Hiram for the 
>>ARRL!!!--otherwise our hobby would already be gone). But Colin's kid 
>>isn't a good listener as far as I can tell. Like his superiors and 
>>today's big business CEOs, he has an agenda and he's running it. It's 
>>"Full speed a ahead and damn the torpedoes", er, ah..."interference."
>>
>>The fact is inescapable that Powell has been a disaster for ham radio and 
>>there's no light at the end of this tunnel yet.
>>
>>73, Don Merz, N3RHT
>>
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
>>[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net]On Behalf Of John King
>>Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:06 AM
>>To: Discussion of AM Radio
>>Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Pix of BPL hardware on utility poles in
>>Cincinnati
>>
>>
>>I thought Dave had intellect and CLASS, being a Collins Guy, but I was
>>wrong. .
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Mike Wells" <mwells at gcea.coop>
>>To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>>Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 8:50 AM
>>Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Pix of BPL hardware on utility poles in Cincinnati
>>
>>
>> > I wish we would keep the politics out of the discussion. I certainly have
>>a
>> > completely different opinion on who should be running things at the white
>> > house and it dang sure isnt Kerry or the Clintons. By the way, how do you
>> > know what Kerry would do? doesnt sound like he knows what he would do
>> > himself most of the time.
>> >
>> > Mike W0FD
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
>> > [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net]On Behalf Of David Knepper
>> > Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 3:37 AM
>> > To: Discussion of AM Radio
>> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Pix of BPL hardware on utility poles in
>> > Cincinnati
>> >
>> >
>> > Don, thanks for the pictures of "doom and gloom."  I sure would hate to
>>see
>> > something like that in my neighborhood.  I am really concerned that if the
>> > Republicans stay in office that FCC Chairman Powell will continue to push
>> > this technology.  Senator Kerry would remove this individual and send him
>>to
>> > the unemployment line, along with his Dad.
>> >
>> >
>> > Dave, W3ST
>> > Publisher of the Collins Journal
>> > Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
>> > www.collinsra.com
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Donald Chester" <k4kyv at hotmail.com>
>> > To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>> > Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 3:03 AM
>> > Subject: [AMRadio] Pix of BPL hardware on utility poles in Cincinnati
>> >
>> >
>> > > Take a look at this incredible Rube Goldberg Contraption!  Click on "BPL
>> > > Hi-Res" for close-up photos. Note the electrical tape on the low voltage
>> > > side.  This junk even beats some ham installations I have seen.
>> > >
>> > > http://www.danielwoodie.com/BPLLORES.htm
>> > >
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>                           Kim Elmore, Ph.D.
>                        University of Oklahoma
>         Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
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>greatest of these is Maybe" The original Latin appears to be garbled.
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                           Kim Elmore, Ph.D.
                        University of Oklahoma
         Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
"All of weather is divided into three parts: Yes, No, and Maybe. The
greatest of these is Maybe" The original Latin appears to be garbled.




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