September 6, 2005 General 0
BPL or broadband over power lines is a unique idea with a serious drawback. BPL severely interferes with HAM radio. Right now HAMS are just about the only communications links in the devasted Guld Coast area. If BPL was online there HAMS would not be able to operate. The fact that the FCC is even allowing trials is distrubing since HAM radio is a fully lincensed spectrum and is NOT supposed to be interfered with. I hope for all those folks saying HAMs need to be swept aside in the name of “progress” remember HAMs contributions during this disaster.