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ARLB031 FCC Now Accepting Comments in "Broadband Over Power Line" Inquiry

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  • kc4qlp@aol.com
    This certainly effects Ham radio from an RF stand point and from an Echolink/internet stand point.Take note of the potential QRM problems that we could face if
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2003
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      This certainly effects Ham radio from an RF stand point and from an Echolink/internet stand point.Take note of the potential QRM problems that we could face if this were to come to pass here in the United States.
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      ARLB031 FCC Now Accepting Comments in "Broadband Over Power Line" Inquiry

      ZCZC AG31
      QST de W1AW
      ARRL Bulletin 31 ARLB031
      From ARRL Headquarters
      Newington CT April 30, 2003
      To all radio amateurs

      SB QST ARL ARLB031
      ARLB031 FCC Now Accepting Comments in ''Broadband Over Power Line''Inquiry

      The FCC released its Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on the deployment of
      ''Broadband over Power Line'' (BPL) technology on April 28 and now is
      accepting comments. A form of carrier-current communication better
      known as power line carrier (PLC), the technology has raised
      concerns of substantial interference to the Amateur Radio HF bands.

      BPL would couple high-frequency RF to parts of the power grid and
      use existing power lines as the transmission medium to deliver
      broadband and Internet access. In the NOI, the FCC acknowledges the
      interference risk from BPL.

      ARRL Lab Manager and RFI guru Ed Hare, W1RFI, has cautioned that
      deployment of BPL could affect every amateur in communities where
      it's employed with a significant increase in noise levels. More
      information is on the Web at www.arrl.org/tis/info/HTML/plc/.

      The complete NOI is available on the FCC Web site. The FCC now is
      accepting electronically filed comments via its Electronic Comment
      Filing System ECFS Express page. To initiate a comment, click next
      to ''Broadband over the traditional telephone network.''
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