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You'll be glad you did! Just when you thought you had all this figured out, the gov't changed it:
The amateur radio oganization "The American Radio Relay League" has posted many articles about it, both in regards to interference potential, and also about how the FCC seems to be pushing it, despite advice against, from their own engineers and others.
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Yeah -- there is more than one big flaw in the FCC's analysis -- there was no consideration of mobile services (not just ham radio, but police, fire, etc.) . Here in NJ we suffer from the fact that JCPL was owned by GPU (of Three Mile Island fame.) as a result the deferred maintenance on the system is unbelievable and there are whole stretches of highway where a.m. radio is unlistenable due to interference from their transmission lines.
Young Mr. Powell must have gotten hit with the "stupid stick" as a child. He has none of his father's brilliance.
The FCC is pushing it because the Shrub's administration is pushing it, and Michael Powell, the FCC's chairman, is a Shrub appointee (or crony, take your pick).
BPL is yet another way the current administration is working hard to favor big-business interests over practical considerations and consumer safety. I'm surprised amateur radio spectrum hasn't been diced up more than it has been, and sold to the highest bidder(s).
I think what's going to happen with BPL is that they're going to bull on ahead and get it installed no matter what those of us who know better tell them. Then, once it starts interfering with public safety, aviation, and military radio operations, you'll probably be able to measure how quickly it gets shut down on the fingers of one hand.
In other words, I think what's going to have to happen, to drive home the point of what a truly horrible and impractical idea BPL is, is for Air Force One to be suddenly unable to communicate with an airport tower because of BPL interference.
Either that or (I hate to say it this way) someone getting treated by paramedics on the way to the hospital, someone who's fairly high up the political food chain, is going to end up dying because the ambulance's communications were out due to BPL.
I'm relieved to say that our local power co., Puget Sound Energy, has not shown the slightest interest to date in deploying BPL. I can only hope that they continue to maintain this most sensible position.
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Around here the Edison co. has a squirt gun truck come down the street and squirt all the insulators of the high V lines to get rid of the dust and salt spray that causes the arcing. That helps. Maybe the salt spray where you are is contributing to the noise? In any case, you would think that they would do it more for maintaining the line losses at a low level so less energy is wasted.
Besides, everyone is going to go to XM or whatever, right? Hah!