Category Archives: BPL

Cautious Optimism

ARRLWeb: ARRL Cautiously Optimistic about Texas BPL Deployment Announcement As I mentioned earlier, the north Texas BPL system will be by Current Communications, using the HomePlug system. This system is designed to notch amateur bands, unlike Amperion and Main.Net which … Continue reading

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Manassas woes continue

ARRLWeb: Response to Virginia BPL Interference Complaints an “Illusion” of Resolution, ARRL Says The League said the FCC has not discharged its “most fundamental obligation” to prevent or resolve interference issues involving the Manassas system, which, the League charged, only … Continue reading

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BPL Coming to North Texas

(This is my 3rd iteration with this post. The first one was very apocalyptic, with doom for hf radio. The 2nd, done after I had done some more searching was slightly more optimistic. After further research into the HomePlug system, … Continue reading

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“Progress”, I Guess

Here, I mentioned that if you entered the zip code for manassas into the BPL database, you got a “No BPL Operations Found in Your Area” response. In a small move forward, you now get this: Found Active Companies We … Continue reading

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ARRL Tries, UPLC Lies

League Says BPL Group Should Embrace, Not Reject, Recent ARRL Proposals ARRL tries to get the FCC to demonstrate a shred, an iota, a molecule of integrity by considering technical requirements that acknowledge that some BPL systems actually can co-exist … Continue reading

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More BPL

I found this on technorati today: isen.blog: BPL, RIP I wonder what the BPL geniuses will do if CB radio comes back strong like it was in the 70’s, with gain antennas and amplifiers all over the place? Since BPL … Continue reading

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Some Good News

Here is a little good news for a change: ARRLWeb: New ARRL Petition Seeks to Resolve BPL Standoff. Responsible manufacturers of access BPL equipment have been working with the ARRL to demonstrate equipment that can successfully coexist with amateur radio … Continue reading

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Hypocrites

In this article, ARRL Objects to Limits on Licensee Access to BPL Interference Resolution Site, the ARRL objects to the use of zip codes as the sole search criteria for locating BPL installations for possible interference. The BPL database is … Continue reading

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What a Mess

This picture shows why BPL is such a crappy system to be foisted off on us:bpl_install_3.jpg (JPEG Image, 2560×1920 pixels). Notice, if you will, all the dangling wires going from the modem to the power lines, and remember that all … Continue reading

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Where is the FCC?

ARRLWeb: ARRL Calls on FCC to Shut Down Virginia BPL System NEWINGTON, CT, Oct 13, 2005–In support of Amateur Radio complaints of interference, the ARRL today formally asked the FCC to instruct the City of Manassas, Virginia, to shut down … Continue reading

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