BPL Interference cont. (long)

Nigel Holmes 03 9626 1914 fax 03 9626 1899 holmes.nigel at ABC.NET.AU
Thu Aug 7 02:44:50 EDT 2003

This is an extract from a recent WIA news bulletin (by Chris Wright,
VK2UW) on the subject. It is worth noting the Japanese experience where,
in a presumably, already high QRN environment, PLC/BPL caused havoc.

"in a recent ARRL article it was reported:

"The FCC has declared BPL [FCC shorthand for PLC] as a top priority for
its Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) in 2003. [Michael]
Powell, who recently witnessed a BPL demonstration, calls its potential
"immense." As the [FCC] chairman sees it, BPL "can offer consumers
freedom to access broadband services from any room in their home without
need to pay for additional wiring, by simply plugging an adapter into an
existing electrical outlet."

Currently, the FCC is investigating the feasibility of PLC in the US,
but the aforementioned quote leads one to believe the FCC is more
attuned to the PLC companies than they are to the incumbent users of the
spectrum. In Japan, where PLC systems have been in operation, amateurs
complained so much about the RFI that the PLC companies were forced to
place 30 dB notches in the PLC frequencies to protect the amateur
allocations. Perhaps this is an avenue that bears investigation in the
US. When (and if) a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is issued by the FCC,
I would urge all amateurs on HF to make their voices heard
 before ours
are silenced by PLC.

More is at the FCC's web site at:



http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-03-100A1.doc "

73 Nigel VK3ZNQ

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