[AMRadio] Fw: broadband

Bernie Doran qedconsultants at embarqmail.com
Sat Mar 20 12:21:30 EDT 2010

> I/ we had sort of broadband for years through one of the sat systems, it 
> was slow and unreliable, we changed as quickly as possible to our local 
> phone co when they upgraded some amps on the line we now have 3 meg 
> download and 1/2 meg upload, still not as fast as those connected to fiber 
> optic. I read somewhere that the FCC was going to sell off the old vhf TV 
> freqs, that could pose harmonic issues.  I personally hate to see the 
> possibility of digital trash send everywhere, and regardless of the 
> encryption there will be plenty of opportunities to intercept and steal 
> identities, that is a problem now with WiFi
> Regarding some recent comments, some have made me wonder if they are even 
> active Hams, and why they believe it necessary to respond to slightest 
> ruffling of their feathers.   perhaps it is time to just shut down this 
> list.

  earlier I repeated something I heard years ago, once more" if you
> throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps the loudest is the 
> one that got hit"   so if you yelp, why not just walk away for a while and 
> consider not responding, there is nothing here life threating.
  Sort of like the comment  " old farts listen to AM radio"

> When we get, and we will, another EMP from the sun, like the one about 150 
> years ago that melted telegraph lines, there may be a lot of old VTs 
> rushed back in service, if there is anyone around that even knows what to 
> do with them.
> and yes I do use spell check.  Bernie

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