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


Cory Hine cory_hine at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 22 20:12:01 EDT 2004


In the meantime, let's get the class action lawsuits
going.... When the interference starts, we need to
take action. 

Cory/AD5QP

--- Peter Markavage <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
> The basic premise for BPL is a sound idea and an
> idea that has been
> around for a long time. Back in the 70's utilities
> wanted more local and
> automated monitoring of electrical and gas usage in
> real time in homes
> and businesses but there really was nothing
> available to do that
> accurately. While at Bell Labs, our data group
> developed several "boxes"
> to aid utilities to do this type of monitoring. 
> They required dedicated
> telephone line connections. They never worked very
> well. With BPL, this
> type of monitoring via the internet could become a
> reality. This could
> save them a ton of money. Providing customers with
> internet service adds
> to the revenue stream. Unfortunately, like the early
> PC's that had very
> low speed ranges, BPL is starting out in a frequency
> range that's easy to
> implement and provides a good revenue generating
> "trial". If BPL
> providers can weather the initial storm of issues
> that's bound to happen,
> eventually you'll see the frequency range move into
> the much higher
> regions.  I'm told that prototype designs are now
> under test in lab
> scenarios.
> 
> Pete, wa2cwa
> 
> 
> On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 17:06:14 -0300 "David Knepper"
> <cra at floodcity.net>
> writes:
> > Oh, do I hate to hear this, Peter.
> > 
> > Dave, W3ST
> > Publisher of the Collins Journal
> > Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
> > www.collinsra.com
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Peter Markavage" <>
> > To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 2:32 PM
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Pix of BPL hardware on
> utility poles in 
> > Cincinnati
> > 
> > 
> > > In one of Kerry's on the road speeches he stated
> that he supports
> > > emerging new broadband technologies, so, even if
> Powell is no 
> > longer
> > > there, the threat of BPL and the BPL lobbyists
> loyal to this 
> > technology,
> > > probably will remain. Having someone else drive
> the bus doesn't 
> > make the
> > > "plan" go away.
> > > 
> > > Pete, wa2cwa
> > > 
> > > On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 06:50:07 -0600 "Mike Wells" 
> > <mwells at gcea.coop>
> > > writes:
> > > > 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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