[AMRadio] Pix of BPL hardware on utility poles in Cincinnati

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Thu Jul 22 13:48:36 EDT 2004

I thought the multiplexed data connection to the network was made at the
power distribution station and then sent along the power lines. Repeaters
along the lines keep the signal to a defined level. Probably local
neighborhood/street hubs provide the necessary port connection to the
homes. Each AC connection to a home probably has a specific network

Actually this provides additional advantages to the Utility Companies
even if you don't subscribe to the internet service. A modem could be
hung on your electric, gas, or water meters, plugged into an AC outlet, 
and now all meter readings could be done back at their facilities via the
BPL internet connection, eliminating the services of electric, gas, or
water meter readers.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 07:19:27 -0400 Neal Newman <groucho at skyweb.net>
>  I am confused by the Photos.... Besides broadcast/ audio Engineer I 
> am 
> an  IBEW electrician.
>  the thing that confuses Me..where is the Ethernet port and or Fiber 
> connection to feed this unit with  Data? It has to be connected to 
> the 
> Network somehow.. My second thought
>  is that this Unit is a BPL Repeater.... getting its data from  the 
> single leg High voltage side through the  long Coupler. then 
> repeated 
> down to the 220 single phase lowvoltage side...????
> this cannot Be a feed souce since I see no Fiber or other Network 
> Connection
> David Knepper wrote:
> >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

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