Friday, October 13, 2006


Technocrat reports on the ongoing battle between Ham operators and BPL: " The ARRL this week notified the US District Court of Appeals -- DC Circuit that it's appealing certain aspects of the FCC's Part 15 rules governing broadband over power line (BPL) systems. League members are worried the FCC is giving them the shaft when it comes to Ham Radio vs BPL, and are going to bring their concerns to court." The AARL website has more. Considering BPL is wireless much of the time, not really ON the power line, AND that it will be a very limited usage because of the decrepit nature of the power grid, what's all the hub-bub? Add in that now when people say BPL they may be referring to HPNA (broadband inside the house or MDU building via the electric wires).

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