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2009 shortwave is under severe threat! Mike  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 06 2009

HCDX
I wouldn't be surprised if Ofcom's attitude will be that the adapters will
be ok provided they do not interfere with local TV or radio.

It would appear that here in New Zealand, powerline adapters have already
been tried and the idea tossed out because of leakage.

Here is a link to a story in the New Zealand Herald, ignore the date at the
top of the page, the story actually ran on March 16 2005.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/working-from-home/news/article.cfm?c_id=367&objectid=10115409


Paul


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike" <mikesndbs@yahoo.com>


To: <hard-core-dx@hard-core-dx.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 11:18 AM
Subject: [HCDX] 2009 shortwave is under severe threat!



Dear shortwave radio user.

This is an update from UKQRM the group trying to fight back against Power
Line Technologies that are wiping out the radio spectrum.
These devices (PLT) are used within a household to set up computer
networks using the mains power cables of that house.
If you want an example you need only go to our video page
http://www.mikeandsniffy.co.uk/UKQRM/videos.htm

Probably the main offender here is the Comtrend Power Line Ethernet
adaptors supplied as part of BT's Vision package.
But there are many other types that have nearly the same potential to
destroy our hobbies and way of life.
The interference extends up to 500 yards around the house using the
devices!
The cumulative effect of many hundreds of these devices is so bad that
NATO has even raised concerns!
Check our news page for more on that
http://www.mikeandsniffy.co.uk/UKQRM/newspage.htm

Towards the end of 2008 several of our members submitted sample PLT
devices (Comtrend, Solwise, Advent) to accredited EMC test houses to see
if these devices could possibly meet the legal regulations.


In all cases they failed by a very wide margin!

The manufactures make claims of certification against non existent
standards and when pushed simply say that their devices would not work if
they complied with the regulations and as such they have not bothered
to!!!!!!


They say, its unfair to expect them to comply.

Ofcom, has investigated a much larger number of cases than their web site
indicates and have largely had the offending device removed, however in a
number of cases it has not been resolved and the radio users nearby still
have no hobby!

We have sent the data from our test to Ofcom and several other agencies
and despite showing a clear breach of our laws and regulations little has
been done!


Ofcom seems to be suggesting that a crime is only a crime if its observed!

So the key thing for us in the radio world is to bring complaints forward,
only by doing this can we hope to stop the march of these dreadful and
legally questionable devices.

Also we have had some interest from Trading Standards!


Make no mistake, as time passes more and more PLT devices will come onto
the market if we fail to bring them into check.

UKQRM, RSGB, WDXC, BDXC and many radio businesses and users have come
together to fight this ridiculous situation.

However we still need more support!

Can you help?

Have you signed the UK Government E-Petition?
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/SaveShortwave/

3218 have already but we need more, we also need reports of PLT
interference and those with technical/legal abilities to join with us and
take this fight forward.

If we fail now, shortwave radio will be a thing of the past very soon.


All the best for 2009

 

2009 shortwave is under severe threat! Johno  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 06 2009

HCDX


John Wright here in Australia.
Its all gone quite with using power lines, well I haven't seen anymore in the
news or internet about using this form of technology, here in Australia.

Wireless network and wireless cards wipe out the idea of using power lines.
The wireless cards are slowly coming down in price, compact etc..
Funny how technology say in the year 2000 through to just into 2009 has wiped
several threats to shortwave.
Technology must be small, compact, portable, and not capital intensive.
Further, the capital investment must return a profit, and if no one else is
going to send rubbish down the power lines, well your going to lose money. It
will frighten any CEO of any power company, especially in the last 3 months.
GRIN.
Johno


I wouldn't be surprised if Ofcom's attitude will be that the adapters


will be ok provided they do not interfere with local TV or radio.

It would appear that here in New Zealand, powerline adapters have
already been tried and the idea tossed out because of leakage.

Here is a link to a story in the New Zealand Herald, ignore the date
at the top of the page, the story actually ran on March 16 2005.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/working-from-home/news/article.cfm?c_id=367&objectid=10115409


Paul


----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike" <mikesndbs@yahoo.com>
To: <hard-core-dx@hard-core-dx.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 11:18 AM
Subject: [HCDX] 2009 shortwave is under severe threat!



Dear shortwave radio user.

This is an update from UKQRM the group trying to fight back against
Power Line Technologies that are wiping out the radio spectrum.
These devices (PLT) are used within a household to set up computer
networks using the mains power cables of that house.
If you want an example you need only go to our video page
http://www.mikeandsniffy.co.uk/UKQRM/videos.htm

Probably the main offender here is the Comtrend Power Line Ethernet
adaptors supplied as part of BT's Vision package.
But there are many other types that have nearly the same potential
to destroy our hobbies and way of life.


The interference extends up to 500 yards around the house using the devices!
The cumulative effect of many hundreds of these devices is so bad
that NATO has even raised concerns!
Check our news page for more on that
http://www.mikeandsniffy.co.uk/UKQRM/newspage.htm

Towards the end of 2008 several of our members submitted sample PLT
devices (Comtrend, Solwise, Advent) to accredited EMC test houses to
see if these devices could possibly meet the legal regulations.


In all cases they failed by a very wide margin!

The manufactures make claims of certification against non existent
standards and when pushed simply say that their devices would not
work if they complied with the regulations and as such they have not
bothered to!!!!!!


They say, its unfair to expect them to comply.

Ofcom, has investigated a much larger number of cases than their web
site indicates and have largely had the offending device removed,
however in a number of cases it has not been resolved and the radio
users nearby still have no hobby!

We have sent the data from our test to Ofcom and several other
agencies and despite showing a clear breach of our laws and
regulations little has been done!


Ofcom seems to be suggesting that a crime is only a crime if its observed!

So the key thing for us in the radio world is to bring complaints
forward, only by doing this can we hope to stop the march of these
dreadful and legally questionable devices.

Also we have had some interest from Trading Standards!


Make no mistake, as time passes more and more PLT devices will come
onto the market if we fail to bring them into check.

UKQRM, RSGB, WDXC, BDXC and many radio businesses and users have
come together to fight this ridiculous situation.

However we still need more support!

Can you help?

Have you signed the UK Government E-Petition?
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/SaveShortwave/

3218 have already but we need more, we also need reports of PLT
interference and those with technical/legal abilities to join with
us and take this fight forward.

If we fail now, shortwave radio will be a thing of the past very soon.


All the best for 2009

 

2009 shortwave is under severe threat! Mike  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 06 2009

HCDX
I wouldn't be surprised if Ofcom's attitude will be that the adapters will
be ok provided they do not interfere with local TV or radio.

It would appear that here in New Zealand, powerline adapters have already
been tried and the idea tossed out because of leakage.

Here is a link to a story in the New Zealand Herald, ignore the date at the
top of the page, the story actually ran on March 16 2005.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/working-from-home/news/article.cfm?c_id=367&objectid=10115409


Paul


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike" <mikesndbs@yahoo.com>


To: <hard-core-dx@hard-core-dx.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 11:18 AM
Subject: [HCDX] 2009 shortwave is under severe threat!



Dear shortwave radio user.

This is an update from UKQRM the group trying to fight back against Power
Line Technologies that are wiping out the radio spectrum.
These devices (PLT) are used within a household to set up computer
networks using the mains power cables of that house.
If you want an example you need only go to our video page
http://www.mikeandsniffy.co.uk/UKQRM/videos.htm

Probably the main offender here is the Comtrend Power Line Ethernet
adaptors supplied as part of BT's Vision package.
But there are many other types that have nearly the same potential to
destroy our hobbies and way of life.
The interference extends up to 500 yards around the house using the
devices!
The cumulative effect of many hundreds of these devices is so bad that
NATO has even raised concerns!
Check our news page for more on that
http://www.mikeandsniffy.co.uk/UKQRM/newspage.htm

Towards the end of 2008 several of our members submitted sample PLT
devices (Comtrend, Solwise, Advent) to accredited EMC test houses to see
if these devices could possibly meet the legal regulations.


In all cases they failed by a very wide margin!

The manufactures make claims of certification against non existent
standards and when pushed simply say that their devices would not work if
they complied with the regulations and as such they have not bothered
to!!!!!!


They say, its unfair to expect them to comply.

Ofcom, has investigated a much larger number of cases than their web site
indicates and have largely had the offending device removed, however in a
number of cases it has not been resolved and the radio users nearby still
have no hobby!

We have sent the data from our test to Ofcom and several other agencies
and despite showing a clear breach of our laws and regulations little has
been done!


Ofcom seems to be suggesting that a crime is only a crime if its observed!

So the key thing for us in the radio world is to bring complaints forward,
only by doing this can we hope to stop the march of these dreadful and
legally questionable devices.

Also we have had some interest from Trading Standards!


Make no mistake, as time passes more and more PLT devices will come onto
the market if we fail to bring them into check.

UKQRM, RSGB, WDXC, BDXC and many radio businesses and users have come
together to fight this ridiculous situation.

However we still need more support!

Can you help?

Have you signed the UK Government E-Petition?
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/SaveShortwave/

3218 have already but we need more, we also need reports of PLT
interference and those with technical/legal abilities to join with us and
take this fight forward.

If we fail now, shortwave radio will be a thing of the past very soon.


All the best for 2009

 

Art of Radio Hawaii Competition  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 06 2009

HCDX

To celebrate Hawaii's 50 years of statehood in 2009, the Radio
Heritage Foundation [www.radioheritage.net] is running a new
competition open worldwide.

It's on-line exhibition 'Art of Radio Hawaii' features great art work
of letterheads and logos from Hawaiian AM radio stations since the
1930's, and is already amongst the most popular content at
www.radioheritage.net.

To enter the competition, simply visit the 'Art of Radio Hawaii'
exhibition before February 14 2009, and send an email to
info@radioheritage.net headed 'Art of Radio Hawaii Competition' with
the answer to this question:

What is the callsign of the Hawaiian AM radio station that began
broadcasts in 1957 from the Kaiser Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki?

You'll see the art work for this station logo in the exhibition,
along with many others in a nostalgic tour of the island state's
radio dial.

The prize is a brand new copy of the 2009 World Radio TV Handbook
that also contains a full list of all 32 AM and 57 FM radio stations
on air in Hawaii today. It also includes many website details, so you
can listen in to your favorite Hawaiian radio stations wherever you
live in the world!

Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Entries are only by email and must be received by February 14 2009.
As a condition of entry, your email address will be added to a
mailing list to receive newsletters and other mailings from the Radio
Heritage Foundation.

The Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit organization
that connects radio heritage and popular culture across the Pacific.
It's volunteer based and welcomes donations of time, skills,
memorabilia and funds to continue its projects.

Website: www.radioheritage.net. Email: info@radioheritage.net. To be
removed from this list email 'remove me' to info@radioheritage.net.
However, we hope you'll enjoy hearing from us from time to time, and
our special offers and competitions celebrating radio heritage across
the Pacific.

 

2009 shortwave is under severe threat!  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 06 2009

HCDX
Dear shortwave radio user.

This is an update from UKQRM the group trying to fight back against Power Line Technologies that are wiping out the radio spectrum.
These devices (PLT) are used within a household to set up computer networks using the mains power cables of that house.
If you want an example you need only go to our video page http://www.mikeandsniffy.co.uk/UKQRM/videos.htm

Probably the main offender here is the Comtrend Power Line Ethernet adaptors supplied as part of BT's Vision package.
But there are many other types that have nearly the same potential to destroy our hobbies and way of life.
The interference extends up to 500 yards around the house using the devices!
The cumulative effect of many hundreds of these devices is so bad that NATO has even raised concerns!
Check our news page for more on that http://www.mikeandsniffy.co.uk/UKQRM/newspage.htm

Towards the end of 2008 several of our members submitted sample PLT devices (Comtrend, Solwise, Advent) to accredited EMC test houses to see if these devices could possibly meet the legal regulations.
In all cases they failed by a very wide margin!

The manufactures make claims of certification against non existent standards and when pushed simply say that their devices would not work if they complied with the regulations and as such they have not bothered to!!!!!!
They say, its unfair to expect them to comply.

Ofcom, has investigated a much larger number of cases than their web site indicates and have largely had the offending device removed, however in a number of cases it has not been resolved and the radio users nearby still have no hobby!

We have sent the data from our test to Ofcom and several other agencies and despite showing a clear breach of our laws and regulations little has been done!
Ofcom seems to be suggesting that a crime is only a crime if its observed!

So the key thing for us in the radio world is to bring complaints forward, only by doing this can we hope to stop the march of these dreadful and legally questionable devices.

Also we have had some interest from Trading Standards!


Make no mistake, as time passes more and more PLT devices will come onto the market if we fail to bring them into check.

UKQRM, RSGB, WDXC, BDXC and many radio businesses and users have come together to fight this ridiculous situation.

However we still need more support!

Can you help?

Have you signed the UK Government E-Petition? http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/SaveShortwave/

3218 have already but we need more, we also need reports of PLT interference and those with technical/legal abilities to join with us and take this fight forward.

If we fail now, shortwave radio will be a thing of the past very soon.


All the best for 2009

 

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