[AMRadio] BPL, ARRL on NPR Morning edition Tuesday


John Coleman ARS WA5BXO wa5bxo2005 at pctechref.com
Wed Aug 17 22:02:11 EDT 2005


	If it were me planning the broadband solution I would commission
the Telco to do it or be taxed more because I think, as you do Jack,
that the Telco's wires and fiber or more suited for the job.  To me, BPL
is like using a 6BK4 (a triode with extremely high gain) for a preamp
but the plate supply is 20,000 volts.

John, WA5BXO

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Before someone tells me how stupid I am,  please correct ride-of-ways to

right-of-ways in my previous rant.  What can I say, I was in a hurry.
I still think BPL is a travesty and a cruel lie being foisted upon the 
public at our expense!!

73,  Jack, W9GT
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AM 
Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
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> The "phone companies" are not just wire line companies any more!! They
are 
> not just interested in wire and wireless services, but getting fiber 
> optics to your house.  With fiber, you can have nearly unlimited
bandwidth 
> that can provide telephone, data (high speed internet service), video 
> (replace CATV), and perhaps many other new services that they haven't
even 
> thought of yet.  The power companies want a piece of the pie, but they
are 
> just kidding themselves if they think they can compete wth a garbage 
> service like BPL.  It is , by far, a technically inferior service.  It

> also , unlike any other "landline based services", has the potential
to 
> create damaging interference to existing licensed RF-based services on
the 
> HF spectrum.
>
> If the power companies were smart (??) they would use their
ride-of-ways 
> to build fiber optic backbones.  They could also partner with telecom 
> companies to provide services at competitive prices instead of causing

> disruption and discourse!!!
>
> Just my 2 cents worth as a 35 year veteran of the telecom business.
>
> 73,
> Jack, W9GT
>
> -------------- Original message -------------- 
>
>> I know the phone companies don't want to have to go
>> into homes any more. They want some kind of RF link
>> into the home so they just turn service on or off, and
>> give people stuff to set up inside by themselves. I
>> guess the cable companies would feel the same way.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "John E. Coleman (ARS WA5BXO)"
>>
>> To: "'Discussion of AM Radio'"
>>
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 10:35 AM
>> Subject: RE: [AMRadio] BPL, ARRL on NPR Morning edition
>> Tuesday
>>
>>
>> What I don't quite understand, is why it is easier or
>> cheaper to do
>> broadband over power lines than over phone lines.
>> Phone lines are already
>> balanced lines with a tighter EM field. Why wouldn't
>> that be better?
>>
>> John, WA5BXO
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message----- 
>> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
>> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of
>> Merz Donald S
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 8:56 AM
>> To: 'Amradio (E-mail); 'Glowbugs (E-mail)
>> Subject: [AMRadio] BPL, ARRL on NPR Morning edition
>> Tuesday
>>
>> FYI.
>>
>> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4801446
>>
>> 73, Don Merz, N3RHT
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