BPL Contest and FLASH MOBS

Alex Fraser beatnic at comcast.net
Mon Mar 22 08:51:43 CST 2004

We are already the tail trying to wave the dog,  let's not let every one 
know how weak we are. If you attack the BPL users they will circle their 
wagons and support the commission.
Wouldn't it be easier to make it an issue in the next national 
election?  There are already groups fighting the FCC over other bone 
head moves, find them and join with them, it would be win win.

Bob Bruninga wrote:

>BPL Contests and FLASH MOBS:
>A Flash MOB is an internet phenomenon where a popular WEB page
>calls on all viewers to converge on a scene for a few moments
>just to show MASS impact.  What we need are some opportunities
>for all HF mobiles to "flash" to a BPL neighborhood during any
>BPL tests.
>Lets call it a BPL Operating event or BPL contest.  Stations in
>the BPL zone get multipliers for power.  Power in dB is a multiplier.
>100 Watts is a x20 multiplier and 1 KW is a x30 multiplier.
>Mobiles also get a x10 multiplier.  But, since the closer they
>are to a BPL source the better, it also makes it worse for the
>mobile to hear..   Thus, we need weaksignal points also.
>Probably best to allow TEAM operation.  One operator (a RX operator)
>a few miles out of area, acts as a spotter and relays responses to
>the BPL mobile.   The Mobile transmits to all that can hear him and
>all responses he can't hear are relayed by his RX team mate.  This
>then also demonstrates what the mobile CANNOT hear because of
>BPL!  There is a x10 multiplier for all such inbound RELAYS...
>I don't think the ARRL could sponsor this event and retain its
>above board reputation, but they could use their back-channels
>to spread this idea to anyone else that sponsors HF contests!
>de WB4APR at amsat.org, Bob
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........ Alex Fraser  N3DER .........
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