BPL Database and Interference Information: U.S.

 

This page contains a database of information about BPL systems and the BPL interference many of them cause across the United States. The BPL database lists hyperlinks to most of the radio frequency interference reports caused by BPL systems.  It also has information about the general location of the systems, a description of its operation and contact and web-page information for all of the major participants in the operation and testing of the system.  It is primarily used by Amateur Radio operators to organize their work investigating BPL systems and any interference they cause.  The United Telecom Council is maintaining the minimal database of BPL systems that is required by the FCC’s BPL rules.  This database is available at http://www.bpldatabase.org/.

 

In general, people that are interested in learning more about the operation of these systems should use the contact information in these database entries   If there is no BPL team for a particular system, contact the appropriate ARRL Section Manager for more information about BPL in your ARRL Section.  

 

ARRL maintains a comprehensive page on BPL that has links to articles, studies, papers and other news about BPL. See http://www.arrl.org/bpl.

 

The United Power Line Council has also published a map of BPL installations.

     2006 map of BPL installations

     2007 map of BPL installations

 

The information on this page has been compiled by ARRL from a variety of sources, including reports received by amateurs in BPL areas its own staff work or from articles or public presentations about BPL  It is believed by ARRL to be accurate, although it can only be as accurate as the reports and articles used to compile it. Its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  If anyone has corrections or additional information, please provide that to Ed Hare, W1RFI@arrl.org, ARRL Laboratory Manager.

 

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List of BPL Trials by city and state:

 

AL  AR  AZ  CA  CO  CT  FL  GA  HI  IA  ID  IL  IN  LA  MA  MD  MI  MN  MO  NC  NE  NY  OH  PA  SC  SD  TN  TX VA  WA  Worldwide

 

See also the detailed city-by-city information that is after this table of  hyperlinks to bookmarks within this web page.

 

City

Status

noTES

Note: See summary table below for description of status codes.

Note:  Some systems have multiple vendors in trial, so they are listed twice.

 

 

 

 

 

AL, Andalusia

AVR

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved.

AL, Cullman

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Al, Hoover (Birmingham area)

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

AR, Little Rock area

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

AZ, Cottonwood

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down.

AZ, Surprise

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

AZ, Tucson

CN

Information indicates that this system considered BPL, but it has not been implemented.

CA, Lompoc

CX

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

CA, Menlo Park

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down.

CA, Rosemead

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

CA, San Diego - Ambient system

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

CA, San Diego - Corinex system

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

CA, San Diego - Current Technologies system

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

CA, San Diego - Mitsubishi system

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

CA, San Diego - Motorola system

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

CA, Santa Rosa

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

CT, Shelton, New Haven

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down..

FL, Graceville (Jackson County)

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down.

FL, Jacksonville

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

FL, Miami – Amperion

SP

This system was in operation but shut down.  Noise levels strong enough to be harmful interference to Amateur Radio were observed, but the system was shut down before this could be fully documented and reported.

FL, Miami – Main.net

SP

This system was in operation but shut down.  Noise levels strong enough to be harmful interference to Amateur Radio were observed, but the system was shut down before this could be fully documented and reported.

GA, Clarkesville

AVI

Listed in the database as active, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

GA, Douglasville

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

GA, Jefferson

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

GA, Young Harris

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

HI, Honolulu – McCully (also Pearl City)

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

IA, Cedar Rapids

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

ID, Boise - Ambient system

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

ID, Boise - Amperion system

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

ID, Boise - Mitsubishi system

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

ID, Coeur d'Alene

CX

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

IL, Princeton

AVR

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved

IN, Lebanon

AVI

Listed in the database as active, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

IN, Liberty

PD

This system is not active at this time and does appear in the database, so will be implemented relatively soon.

IN, Martinsville

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

LA, Baton Rouge

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

MA, Agawam/Feeding Hills

AVR

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved

MA, Concord

PD

This system is not active at this time and does appear in the database, so will be implemented relatively soon.

MA, Springfield

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

MD, Gaithersburg

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

MD, Hagerstown

CX

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

MD, Hugesville (St Mary’s County)

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

MD, Potomac

AVR

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved

MI, Berrien CassKalamazoo Lenawee Monroe St. Joseph and Van Buren Counties

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

MI, Lansing

 

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

MI, Petoskey

CN

Information indicates that this system considered BPL, but it has not been implemented.

MI, St Johns

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

MI, Vicksburg

PD

This system is not active at this time and does appear in the database, so will be implemented relatively soon.

MN, Rochester - Current system

H

RPU still interested in BPL, but is considering multiple vendors.  Their BPL project is essentially on hold.

MN, Rochester - Main.net system

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

MO, Cape Girardeau

AVI

Listed in the database as active, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

MO, Lee’s Summit

AVI

Listed in the database as active, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

NC, Charlotte - Ambient system

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

NC, Charlotte - Current system

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

NC, Charlotte - Main.net system

SP

 

This system was in operation but shut down.  Noise levels strong enough to be harmful interference to Amateur Radio were observed, but the system was shut down before this could be fully documented and reported.

NC, Charlotte - Mitsubishi system

SP

 

This system was in operation but shut down.  Noise levels strong enough to be harmful interference to Amateur Radio were observed, but the system was shut down before this could be fully documented and reported.

NC, Durham

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

NC, Everetts

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

NC, Raleigh - Amperion system

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

NC, Wake County and vicinity

CX

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

NC, Williamston

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

NE, Omaha

H

Information provided by the electric utility company indicates that the system is not on line at this time, but they expect to activate it again in the future.

NY, Briarcliff Manor

AII

Not listed in the database, as required by FCC rule Sec. 15.615, as of 12/28/2005, but known to be in operation, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

NY, Churchville

CN

Information indicates that this system considered BPL, but it has not been implemented.

NY, Commack (LIPA)

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

NY, Freeport

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

NY, Jamestown

CN

Information indicates that this system considered BPL, but it has not been implemented.

 

 

 

NY, Manhattan Steam Tunnel

U

Unknown as to whether this system qualifies to be entered into the database. Believed to be in operation.

NY, Manhattan Princeton House

U

Unknown as to whether this system qualifies to be entered into the database. Believed to be in operation.

NY. Monsey/Spring Valley

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

NY, Nyack

SD

This system was listed in the UPLC database, but its entry has been removed. It is presumed to have been shut down.

NY, Oneida

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

NY, Penn Yan

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

NY, Sherrill

NAV

Listed in the database as active, but ARRL or local amateurs have determined that the system is not in actual operation as of the date listed in the entry.

NY, Skaneatles

CX

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

NY, Solvay

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

NY, Spring Valley

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

NY, Syracuse

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

OH, Akron area - Amperion

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

OH, Akron area - Mitsubishi

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

OH, Bowling Green

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

OH, Brimfield

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

OH, Cincinnati area

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

OH, Clyde

PD

This system is not active at this time and does appear in the database, so will be implemented relatively soon.

OH, Findlay

CN

Information indicates that this system considered BPL, but it has not been implemented.

OH, Kent

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

OH, NRECA (Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative Association)

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

PA, Allentown area

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

PA, Bethlehem

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

PA, Catawissa

CN

Information indicates that this system considered BPL, but it has not been implemented.

PA, Chambersburg

CX

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

PA, Emmaus

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

PA, NRECA (Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative Association)

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

PA, Pittsburgh/Monroeville

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

PA, Warrendale

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

SC, Gaffney

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

TN, Fayetteville (Lincoln County)

S

Listed as shut down, but one or two BPL modems may remain. This system does not appear in the database

TN, Winchester

CX

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

TX, Austin

PD

This system is not active at this time and does appear in the database, so will be implemented relatively soon.

TX, Blanco

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

TX, Burnet

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down.

TX, Dallas area - TXU/Current

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

TX, Dallas/Glen Heights

CN

Information indicates that this system considered BPL, but it has not been implemented.

TX, Flatonia

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

TX, Houston - Amperion system

AVR

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved

TX, Houston - Corinex system

AVR

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved

TX, Houston - Kaicom system

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

TX, Houston - Mitsubishi system

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

TX, Irving - Amperion system

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

TX, Weimar

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

VA, Amherst - Corinex area

     Also Lovingston, Arrington

AVI

Listed in the database as active, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

VA, Amherst - Kaicom area

AV

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

VA, Manassas

AVI

Listed in the database as active, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

VA, Radford

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

VA, Roanoke

S

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

VA, Salem

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

VA, Sterling

A

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

WA, Kennewick (Benton)

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

WA, Peshastin

AVP

Listed in the database as active.  BPL noise at strong levels has been observed in the Amateur bands, but this has not yet been reported as harmful interference.

WA, Spokane

CX

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

WA, Wenatchee Heights

SI

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

WI, Washington Island

P

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

 

The United Power Line Council has also published a map of BPL installations.  Its published map from last year showed significantly more BPL systems than are on its present map.

 

A report by NARUC shows additional BPL trials.

 


 

Summary Data:

 

Status of Systems:

Status code

# of systems

Description of status

A

21

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done. Some are newly entered into the database and are probably not yet on line.

AV

14

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

AI

0

Not listed in the database, as required by FCC rule Sec. 15.615, as of 12/28/2005, but known to be in operation.

AII

1

Not listed in the database, as required by FCC rule Sec. 15.615, as of 12/28/2005, but known to be in operation, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

AVI

6

Listed in the database as active, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

AVP

1

Listed in the database as active.  BPL noise at strong levels has been observed in the Amateur bands, but this has not yet been reported as harmful interference.

AVR

6

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved

TOTAL

49

Total number of active BPL systems. This includes systems that are in the BPL database, but not verified to be in actual operation at this time.
Note: Some BPL systems have multiple vendors, so they have multiple entries in this count. 

 

 

 

NAV

1

Listed in the database as active, but ARRL or local amateurs have determined that the system is not in actual operation as of the date listed in the in the entry.

TOTAL

1

Total number of BPL systems in the database, but known to be inactive

 

 

 

P

14

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under possible consideration.

PD

3

This system is not active at this time and does appear in the database, so system is pending and will be implemented relatively soon.

TOTAL

17

Total number of pending BPL systems

 

 

 

S

13

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

SD

2

This system was listed in the UPLC database, but its entry has been removed. It is presumed to have been shut down.

SI

16

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

SR

0

This system was in operation, but shut down or utility has announced it was doing so. It had complaints of interference that were resolved before the system was shut down.

SP

4

This system was in operation but shut down.  Noise levels strong enough to be harmful interference to Amateur Radio were observed, but the system was shut down before this could be fully documented and reported.

SU

0

This system has not been shut down completely, but the utility has discontinued access BPL portions of the trial and is maintaining a small trial only to look at utility applications

TOTAL

37

Total number of BPL systems known to have been active, but shut down.
Note: Some BPL systems have multiple vendors, so they have multiple entries in this count.

 

 

 

CN

18

Information indicates that this system considered BPL, but it has not been implemented.

CX

16

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

H

2

On hold.  Plans to deploy BPL in this system have been put on hold.

TOTAL

36

Total of systems that are known to have considered BPL but not implemented it. Others may exist.

1.  Note: Complaints are listed that have been made to the involved BPL operator or to the FCC. In some cases, reports filed only with the BPL operator are not listed publicly with a URL at the request of the local amateurs involved.

2. Note: It is likely that some of these systems have moved toward deployment. Others may have decided not to pursue BPL.  The information on this page is the best available at this time.

 

 

City by City

 

 

City: AL, Andalusia - 36420, 36421

System status: (AVR)

Listed in the database as active, with all reported problems with interference resolved.

Note: Problem was resolved when the BPL system was removed from the immediate neighborhood of the complainant.

Date of last entry in this database: 4/17/2007

Date of last inquiry: 4/15/2007

Date of last status report: 4/15/2007

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=36420

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=36421

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=36420

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=36421

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-30 MHz

Date operation started:  7/7/2006

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: John Brown, ke4hie@alaweb.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Covington Electric Cooperative; www.cov-elect.com

Electric utility contact:  

BPL manufacturer: Kaicom

Operator/ISP/partner: IBEC; AlaWeb

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

     http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/indvidual/KE4HIE-2-7-2007.html

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.ibec.net/news/bpltoday_3mbps_bpl.asp

Other URLs:

     https://crn.cooperative.com/News/newsitems/200502ECT1.htm

Notes:

 

 

City: AL, Cullman - 35055

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in     operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 2/22/2007

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last status report: 12/18/2005

Location(s):  Convent Road (map), from Cullman Electric’s Eva Road substion to the Parkman Place townhomes. 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=35055

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=35055

Number of homes/users passed: 78-100

Number of actual users: 6

Frequencies of operation: 4.3-20.9 MHz

Date operation started: 5/21/2003

Description of system: 

This system is a small marketing technical trial being operated by the Cullman Electric Cooperative.  The BPL integrator  is IBEC. The BPL manufacturer is Kaicom.

BPL team name:  None

BPL team contact: Unofficial BPL interest locally. Joe Walker, aj4w@bellsouth.net

Local club: None working on BPL

Electric utility: Cullman Electrical Cooperative

Electric utility contact: Grady Smith, gradys@culmanec.com Mike McWaters, mikem@cullmanec.com

BPL manufacturer: Kaicom

Operator/ISP/partner:  IBEC

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: DS2, generation 2

Interference reports: None

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

     Richard Bartholomew, KK4AI, bartr@peoplepc.com, has done some testing in the area. He reports that the IBEC system could not be heard on any amateur bands, although he tested only 80, 40, 20 and 15 meters.  The HomePlug system would operate on 60 meters, so it is likely that there would be interference there.

Video recordings of interference:

     http://www.ibec.net/cameras/index.asp - This is an on-line BPL video camera in Cullman and other locations

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.gigaom.com/2005/03/07/bpl-not-viable-in-rural-areas/

     http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/wylie022505.html

       http://www.ibec.net/tech/Excerpt%20from%2010%20Electric%20Utility%20Technologies%20to%20Watch.pdf

     http://www.ibec.net/news/BPL%20Article%20in%20TVPPA%20Magazine.pdf

Other URLs:

     https://crn.cooperative.com/News/newsitems/200502ECT1.htm

Notes: Trial started Fall 2002

 

 

City: AL, Hoover (Birmingham area) - 35216 ff

System status: (S)

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final

Location(s):  Bluff Park area

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

   http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=35216    http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=35226

   http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=35244

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=35216      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=35226

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=35244

Number of homes/users passed: 1000

Number of actual users: 115

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system:

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: Charles Spanos, N4DKE (205) 612-6852 mobile, n4dke@arrl.net

Local club:

Electric utility: Alabama Power (Southern)

Electric utility contact: Leif Ericsson, LERICSON@SOUTHERNCO.COM, 678-443-4125

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion and Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Steve Greene, steve@amperion.com Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: 

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

   A new way to plug into the Internet

   http://et.ittoolbox.com/news/dispnews.asp?i=125241&t=6

   http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/58651

   http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/0210bizpower.html

Other URLs: http://www.southern-telecom.com/pr12102003.asp

Notes: Utility concentrating on internal applications. Started August 2002.  Information on involved companies not clear.

 

 

City: AR, Little Rock - 72206

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Note: The BPL database lists a 1/7/2007 start date.

Note: See also LA,  Baton Rouge

Date of last entry in this database: 10/19/2007

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last status report: 

Location(s): a two circuit loop in the industrial East LR/Port of LR area, overhead and underground, and a very short run in West LR along a commercial area of Markham Street

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=72206

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=72206

Number of homes/users passed: 

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system:

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: David Norris, K5UZ, David.Norris@arkansashighways.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Entergy

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer: Corinex, Ambient

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Note:  Although the BPL database lists Corinex as the BPL equipment being used, Ambient is operating a experimental system in this area under its nationwide FCC Experimental license.  See http://www.ambientcorp.com/061205%20BPL%20Today.pdf.

Operator/ISP/partner: PowerGrid

Modulation type/chipset:  DS2 OFDM G2

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article.aspx?aID=97296.65190.109438

Other URLs:

   Pending AR legislation: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/HB1589.pdf

Notes:

     Corinex equipment no longer in service at this location. Ambient is operating under an FCC Experimental license.

     In September 2007, Ed Hare did a site visit to the Ambient system.  It was found to be operating within the FCC emissions limits and the notching was adequate to avoid interference problems.

 

 

 

City: AZ, Cottonwood - 86326

System status: (SI)

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final - 3/21/2006

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=86326

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=86326

Number of homes/users passed: 50

Number of actual users: 10

Frequencies of operation: 2-30 MHz

Date operation started: 11/16/2005

Description of system:  Generation 1 DS2-based OFDM

BPL team name: Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association BPL Team

BPL team contact: Bob Shipton, K8EQS, xytek@commspeed.net

Local club: Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association

Electric utility:  APS

Electric utility contact: Terry Burns, Terrence.Burns@aps.com

BPL manufacturer: Mitsubishi, http://www.meppi.com

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: 

     Electric Broadband, http://www.electricbroadband.com/

     Mountain Telecommunications, Inc., http://www.mtntel.com/, 1430 West Broadway, Tempe, AZ 85282

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

     Mike Hazel, mhazel@mtntel.com Don Schilling, 602-989-1869, dschilling@electricip.net

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports: 

     FCC Correspondence about interference:

          http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/FCC/FCC_Cottonwood1.pdf

          http://www.vvara.org/fcc_letter_eb.pdf

     ARRL

          http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2004/08/17/2/?nc=1

           http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2004/08/17/2/Cottonwood-W1RFI-tests.pdf

           http://www.vvara.org/arrl_replyto_eb.pdf

           http://www.vvara.org/ARRL%20response%20to%20VVARA%20measurements.doc

           http://www.vvara.org/ARRL_Letter_Response_110304.pdf

           http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2004/10/21/1/

           http://www.vvara.org/arrl%20oct_11_04.pdf

      VVARA

          http://www.vvara.org/broad02_bpl.html

          http://www.vvara.org/bpl_ku7w_report.html (July 31, 2004)

          http://www.vvara.org/vvara_fcc_eb.pdf

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/VVARA-10-2-2004.pdf

          http://www.vvara.org/eb%20inteference%20notching_vvara%20summary.pdf

          http://www.vvara.org/VVARA_response.doc

          http://www.vvara.org/VVARA%20concerns%20as%20of%20November%2027%202004.doc

          http://www.vvara.org/ltr2fcc1305.doc

          http://www.vvara.org/ARRL%20response%20to%20VVARA%20measurements.doc

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/VVARA-1-10-2005.html

          http://www.vvara.org/MTI%20Letter_Decmber_20.doc

     Ernie Cummings

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/K6XF-9-21-2004.html

     Mike Kinney

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214256

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214253

          http://www.vvara.org/bpl_ku7w_report.html

     Bop Shipton

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/k8eqc-10-21-2004.pdf

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/k8eqc/1-3-2005.pdf

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/k8eqc-2-10-2005.pdf

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/

Technical tests: 

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/FCC/Cottonwood_Technical_Tests1.pdf

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/FCC/Cottonwood_Technical_Tests2.pdf

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:  

“Mike Kinney, KU7W: As a member of the Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association and a member of the committee studying the interference issues with this technology I have some very grave concerns about this situation. Our testing in the vicinity of these test sites shows radio interference in the 2-30 megahertz range of a magnitude that makes Amateur Radio communications useless in the event of emergency situations such as disasters, terrorist attacks, etc.”

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

     This is an MP3 audio recording of BPL HF interference by N7VF

     This WAV audio recording was heard on 28.425 MHz with a signal of S-9 plus 
     This WAV audio recording was heard on 28.599 MHz 

Pictures of BPL equipment:  http://www.vvara.org/bpl_cottonwood_s.jpg

FCC comments/reply comments:  <to be added>

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.vvara.org/shipton1.wma

Amateur articles about this system:

     http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/audio/index.html/aan0331c.m3u

     http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/01/07/8/?nc=1

     http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2004/12/10/5/
     http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2004/12/10/5/?nc=1

Other URLs:

   Experimental license grant for WD2XMB: https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/74244.0.25395236614.pdf_stripped.pdf

     http://www.vvara.org/Electric%20Broadband%20License%20Nov%2019%202004.pdf

   Narrative statement regarding renewal of WD2XMB: https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/73437.0.56131457358.pdf_stripped.pdf

   6 month report 11/2/2005: https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/73359.0.13241192007.pdf_stripped.pdf

   6 month report

   Frequency list of spectrum use near Cottonwood:

        http://www.vvara.org/FREQLST.txt

Notes: This was a generation 1 DS2-based system.  Future Mitsubishi systems will be based on generation 2, 200-Mb/s DS2 technology.

 

 

City: AZ, Surprise - 85374

System status: (P)

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

Date of last entry in this database: 8/1/2006

Date of last status report:

Location(s): Original Towsite, bounded by Bell, Dysart, Grenway and El Mirage Roads

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=85374

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=85374

Number of homes/users passed: 984 planned

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: West Valley Amateur Radio Club BPL Team

BPL team contact: Robert Gormley, WA1MHZ, wa1mhzbob@msn.com

Local club: West Valley Amateur Radio Club

Electric utility:  APS

Electric utility contact: Terry Burns, Terrence.Burns@aps.com Richard Hammitt

BPL manufacturer: Mitsubishi, http://www.meppi.com

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: 

     Mountain Telecommunications, Inc., http://www.mtntel.com/, 1430 West Broadway, Tempe, AZ 85282

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

     Mike Hazel, mhazel@mtntel.com Don Schilling, 602-989-1869, dschilling@electricip.net

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports: 

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments: 

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0726bpl0726.html

     http://www.azcentral.com/community/surprise/articles/0719gl-nwvbpl19Z1.html

     http://www.azcentral.com/community/westvalley/articles/0719gl-nwvwifi19Z1.html

Amateur articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes: Surprise Chief Information Officer, Randy Jackson

 

 

City: AZ, Tucson - 85710

System status: (CN)

Information indicates that this system considered BPL, but it has not been implemented.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: 12/18/2005

Location(s):  Speedway and Kolb, near Walmart

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=85710

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=85710

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Tucson Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Tom Fagan, tfagan@arrl.org

Local club:

Electric utility: Tucson Electric Power, http://www.tep.com

Electric utility contact: Tom Hansen, THansen@tep.com, 928-337-7322

BPL Manufacturer:  Not yet selected

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: Not yet selected or disclosed 

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

City:  CA, Lompoc - 93436, 93437

System status:  (CX) This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink): 

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=93436     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=93437

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=93436      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=93437

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: City of Lompoc

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer: 

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Amateur radio articles about this system:

     http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2003/12/30/1/sidebar.html

     http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/04/0102/

     http://www.kkn.net/archives/html/QRP-L/2004-04/msg01050.html

     http://www.eham.net/articles/7327

Other links:  City of Lompoc Final Report, http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/Trials/Lompoc/final_report.pdf

Other URLs:

Notes: The City of Lompoc investigated broadband and determined that BPL was not suitable for its purposes.

 

 

City: CA, Menlo Park - 94025

System status:  (SI)

This system was in operation, but shut down.  It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final

Location(s):   A few blocks in all directions to the north of Middlefield Rd. and east of Willow Rd,  bounded on the north by Gilbert Ave. and near San Francisquito Creek in Menlo Park Nova Lane and Concorde Dr

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=94025

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=94025

Number of homes/users passed: 300

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Menlo Park BPL Team, http://www.fixthemachine.com

BPL team contact:  Andy Korsak, KR6DD

Local club:

Electric utility: Pacific Gas and Electric

Electric utility contact: Toby Tyler, Director, Business Development, txt9@pge.com, 415-973-6600

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

     http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-249650A1.pdf

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

   http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/news/7oys/071404_7oys_net_plug.html

   http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103-5269512.html

   http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103_2-5269512.html

Other URLs:

   http://www.paara.org/resources/BPL/
   http://www.paara.org/resources/BPL/att_ex.pdf

Notes: Toby Tyler of PG&E noted, “PG&E and AT&T are no longer involved in a BPL pilot in Menlo Park.  AT&T pulled out as a result of their strategic shift away from consumer markets.  Without a telecom partner, it didn't make business sense for PG&E to continue with a trial.”  The Main.net boxes were taken down 9/11/2004.  PG&E is reported to be considering BPL if it can lease its lines to do so. Interference on ham bands observed during the very brief time it was on, but not fully documented

 

 

City:  CA, Rosemead - 91770

System status: (SD)

This system was listed in the UPLC database, but its entry has been removed. It is presumed to have been shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: 3/16/2007

Date of last inquiry:  3/16/2007

Date of last update report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=91770

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=91770

ULS licensees: http://pulse.arpa.org/7.cgi?city=&county=LOS+ANGELES&state=CA&service=&freq1=4&freq2=48&submit=Submit+Query

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4.5-21 MHz 31-48 MHz

Date operation started: 11/29/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Los Angeles Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Phineas Icenbice, w6bf@arrl.org

Local club:

Electric utility:  Southern California Edison

Electric utility contact: Southern California Edison, Jay Devadoss, 2131 Walnut Grove Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770, 626-302-7317, devadoj@sce.com

BPL Manufacturer:  Current Communications Group, 100 Town Center Dr, Suite G, Rochester, NY 14623, Current Technologies, http://www.currenttechnologies.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Carmen Defeo, info@current.com, 877-775-8446 Jim Mollenkopf, Jim.Mollenkopf@currenttechnologies.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:  http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/pictures/Current/index.html

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     12:42 pm PDT Oct. 18, 2004  Channel 9 KCAL  television station in Los Angeles had a short story about Southern Calif. Edison being interested in BPL

     http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5516275

Other URLs:

Notes: 

     Expected to be a 6-9 month pilot. 

     As of 10/19/07, this system is not listed in the BPL industry database, so it is presumed to have been shut down.

 

City:  CA, San Diego - Ambient system - 92108, 92123

System status: (S)

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

Note: Multiple vendors in this city.
Note: Smart Grid final report on SDG&E system:

     http://www.gridwise.org/pdf/061017_SDSmartGridStudyFINAL.pdf

Date of last entry in this database: 2/6/2007

Date of last status report: 2/6/2007

Location(s):  The first phase of the pilot will take place in the 92123 ZIP Code area in the San Diego neighborhood of Kearny Mesa. Techway and Kearny Villa (map).

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=92108      http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=92123

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=92108      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=92123

ULS licensees: http://pulse.arpa.org/7.cgi?city=&county=SAN+DIEGO&state=CA&service=&freq1=2&freq2=38&submit=Submit+Query

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users: Ambient reports 10 units installed.

Frequencies of operation: 2.5-38 MHz

Date operation started: 8/31/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  San Diego Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Dick Norton, n6aa@arrl.org Jim Stevenson

Local club: San Diego DX Club

Electric utility:  San Diego Gas and Electric SDG&E, http://www.sdge.com/bpl/. 8316 Century Park Court, BPDG CP52A, San Diego, CA 92123

Electric utility contact:

    Terry Snow, tsnow@semprautilities.com, (858) 654-1296, bplpilot@sdge.com  Lad Lorenz,  “A senior executive”  Ed Van Herik  Mike Calcano, Info Services

BPL Manufacturer: Ambient

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: DS2 OFDM

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/consumerbbphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/westcoastutilityphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/largeinvestphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/multidwellphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/utilitycommphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/substationphotos.htm

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.sbe36.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=1

     http://www.etopiamedia.net/bplw/audio/edvanherik1.0.wma

     http://business.bostonherald.com/technologyNews/view.bg?articleid=122847

     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR,  CGC #644, Tuesday,  August 3, 2004

     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050210/news_1b10sdge.html

     http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sdge9feb09,1,5660183.story

     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050210/news_1b10sdge.html

     http://www.cedmagazine.com/ced/2005/0405/04c.htm

     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR, CGC #697, Wednesday, July 20, 2005

     BPL Today, Feb 14, 2005

     http://www.masshightech.com/displayarticledetail.asp?Art_ID=69173

  SBE Chapter 36 BPL Story by Gary Stigall: http://sbe36.org/2005/08_bpl_pilot.html
  SignOnSanDiego Story (link will expire soon: http://tinyurl.com/dtaqe

Other links:

     http://www.sempra.com//financials/99report/strategic.overview7.html

     http://161.58.226.69/utcsummit2001/SpeakerBios/mallman.html

Other URLs:

     SDG&E Media Press Release:

        http://public.sempra.com/newsreleases/viewpr.cfm?PR_ID=1860&Co_Short_Nm=SE

        http://tinyurl.com/9uvaz

     SDG&E Public Data "In Accordance With FCC Requirements":

          http://www.sdge.com/bpl/

   New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

     http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

   Ambient 6-month Experimental license report 2/2/2006:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/74375.0.44011837414.pdf_stripped.pdf

   Ambient annual report:

          http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1047919/000118811206000518/t10ksb-9094.txt

Notes:

     On 2/2/2007 and 2/3/2007, ARRL staff performed an inspection of the Ambient BPL system. It appears to be operating just below the FCC emissions limits and the notching was in place for all Amateur bands. The notching was sufficient to generally protect Amateur Radio in the small deployment installed at this time.

 

 

City:  CA, San Diego - Corinex system - 92123

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

Note: System will be activated on 7/30/2006

Note: Multiple vendors in this city.

Note: Smart Grid final report on SDG&E system:

     http://www.gridwise.org/pdf/061017_SDSmartGridStudyFINAL.pdf

Date of last entry in this database: 6/28/2006

Date of last status report:

Location(s):  It is expected that this system will be located at the same location as the Ambient trial in San Diego. This is in the San Diego neighborhood of Kearny Mesa. Techway and Kearny Villa (map).

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=92123

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=92123

ULS licensees:

   http://pulse.arpa.org/7.cgi?city=&county=SAN+DIEGO&state=CA&service=&freq1=2&freq2=38&submit=Submit+Query

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-34 MHz

Date operation started: 7/30/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  San Diego Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Dick Norton, n6aa@arrl.org Jim Stevenson

Local club: San Diego DX Club

Electric utility:  San Diego Gas and Electric SDG&E, http://www.sdge.com/bpl/. 8316 Century Park Court, BPDG CP52A, San Diego, CA 92123

Electric utility contact:

    Terry Snow, tsnow@semprautilities.com, (858) 654-1296, bplpilot@sdge.com  Lad Lorenz,  “A senior executive”  Ed Van Herik  Mike Calcano, Info Services

BPL Manufacturer: Corinex

BPL manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: DS2 OFDM

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.sbe36.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=1

     http://www.etopiamedia.net/bplw/audio/edvanherik1.0.wma

     http://business.bostonherald.com/technologyNews/view.bg?articleid=122847

     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR,  CGC #644, Tuesday,  August 3, 2004

     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050210/news_1b10sdge.html

     http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sdge9feb09,1,5660183.story

     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050210/news_1b10sdge.html

     http://www.cedmagazine.com/ced/2005/0405/04c.htm

     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR, CGC #697, Wednesday, July 20, 2005

     BPL Today, Feb 14, 2005

     http://www.masshightech.com/displayarticledetail.asp?Art_ID=69173

  SBE Chapter 36 BPL Story by Gary Stigall: http://sbe36.org/2005/08_bpl_pilot.html
  SignOnSanDiego Story (link will expire soon: http://tinyurl.com/dtaqe

Other links:

     http://www.sempra.com//financials/99report/strategic.overview7.html

     http://161.58.226.69/utcsummit2001/SpeakerBios/mallman.html

Other URLs:

     SDG&E Media Press Release:

        http://public.sempra.com/newsreleases/viewpr.cfm?PR_ID=1860&Co_Short_Nm=SE

        http://tinyurl.com/9uvaz

     SDG&E Public Data "In Accordance With FCC Requirements":

          http://www.sdge.com/bpl/

   New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

     http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

Notes:

 

 

City:  CA, San Diego - Current Technologies system - 92122

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Note: Multiple vendors in this city.

Note: Smart Grid final report on SDG&E system:

     http://www.gridwise.org/pdf/061017_SDSmartGridStudyFINAL.pdf

Date of last entry in this database: 8/2/2006

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=92122

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=92122

ULS licensees: http://pulse.arpa.org/7.cgi?city=&county=SAN+DIEGO&state=CA&service=&freq1=2&freq2=38&submit=Submit+Query

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4-21 MHz 32-48 MHz

Date operation started: 5/31/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  San Diego Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Dick Norton, n6aa@arrl.org Jim Stevenson

Local club: San Diego DX Club

Electric utility:  San Diego Gas and Electric SDG&E, http://www.sdge.com/bpl/. 8316 Century Park Court, BPDG CP52A, San Diego, CA 92123

Electric utility contact:

    Terry Snow, tsnow@semprautilities.com, (858) 654-1296, bplpilot@sdge.com  Lad Lorenz,  “A senior executive”  Ed Van Herik  Mike Calcano, Info Services

BPL Manufacturer: Current Technologies

BPL manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug, G1 and 85 Mb/s

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.sbe36.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=1

     http://www.etopiamedia.net/bplw/audio/edvanherik1.0.wma

     http://business.bostonherald.com/technologyNews/view.bg?articleid=122847

     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR,  CGC #644, Tuesday,  August 3, 2004

     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050210/news_1b10sdge.html

     http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sdge9feb09,1,5660183.story

     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050210/news_1b10sdge.html

     http://www.cedmagazine.com/ced/2005/0405/04c.htm

     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR, CGC #697, Wednesday, July 20, 2005

     BPL Today, Feb 14, 2005

     http://www.masshightech.com/displayarticledetail.asp?Art_ID=69173

  SBE Chapter 36 BPL Story by Gary Stigall: http://sbe36.org/2005/08_bpl_pilot.html
  SignOnSanDiego Story (link will expire soon: http://tinyurl.com/dtaqe

Other links:

     http://www.sempra.com//financials/99report/strategic.overview7.html

     http://161.58.226.69/utcsummit2001/SpeakerBios/mallman.html

Other URLs:

     SDG&E Media Press Release:

        http://public.sempra.com/newsreleases/viewpr.cfm?PR_ID=1860&Co_Short_Nm=SE

        http://tinyurl.com/9uvaz

     SDG&E Public Data "In Accordance With FCC Requirements":

          http://www.sdge.com/bpl/

   New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

     http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

Notes:

 

 

City:  CA, San Diego - Mistubishi system - 92117

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Note: Multiple vendors in this city

Note: Smart Grid final report on SDG&E system:

     http://www.gridwise.org/pdf/061017_SDSmartGridStudyFINAL.pdf

Date of last entry in this database: 6/1/2006

Date of last status report:

Location(s):   

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=92117

Licensed amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=92117

ULS licensees: http://pulse.arpa.org/7.cgi?city=&county=SAN+DIEGO&state=CA&service=&freq1=2&freq2=34&submit=Submit+Query

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 1.7-34 MHz

Date operation started: 5/5/2006

Description of system:  G2 DS2 system, 200 Mb/s

BPL team name:  San Diego Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Dick Norton, n6aa@arrl.org Jim Stevenson

Local club: San Diego DX Club

Electric utility:  San Diego Gas and Electric SDG&E, http://www.sdge.com/bpl/. 8316 Century Park Court, BPDG CP52A, San Diego, CA 92123

Electric utility contact:

    Terry Snow, tsnow@semprautilities.com, (858) 654-1296, bplpilot@sdge.com  Lad Lorenz,  “A senior executive”  Ed Van Herik  Mike Calcano, Info Services

BPL Manufacturer: Mistubishi

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:DS2 OFDM

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.sbe36.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=1

     http://www.etopiamedia.net/bplw/audio/edvanherik1.0.wma

     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR,  CGC #644, Tuesday,  August 3, 2004

     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050210/news_1b10sdge.html

     http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sdge9feb09,1,5660183.story

     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050210/news_1b10sdge.html

     http://www.cedmagazine.com/ced/2005/0405/04c.htm

     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR, CGC #697, Wednesday, July 20, 2005

     BPL Today, Feb 14, 2005

     http://www.masshightech.com/displayarticledetail.asp?Art_ID=69173

  SBE Chapter 36 BPL Story by Gary Stigall: http://sbe36.org/2005/08_bpl_pilot.html
  SignOnSanDiego Story (link will expire soon: http://tinyurl.com/dtaqe

Other links:

     http://www.sempra.com//financials/99report/strategic.overview7.html

     http://161.58.226.69/utcsummit2001/SpeakerBios/mallman.html

Other URLs:

     SDG&E Media Press Release:

        http://public.sempra.com/newsreleases/viewpr.cfm?PR_ID=1860&Co_Short_Nm=SE

        http://tinyurl.com/9uvaz
  SDG&E Public Data "In Accordance With FCC Requirements":

     http://www.sdge.com/bpl/

   New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

     http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

 Notes:

 

 

City:  CA, San Diego - Motorola system - 92117, 92122

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

Note: Multiple vendors in this city

Note: Smart Grid final report on SDG&E system:

     http://www.gridwise.org/pdf/061017_SDSmartGridStudyFINAL.pdf

Date of last entry in this database: 1/15/2006

Date of last status report:

Location(s):  The Motorola phase of the San Diego tests is expected to be underway in 1/20/2006 in ZIP codes 92117 and 92122.

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=92117      http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=92122

Licensed amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=92117      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=92122

ULS licensees: http://pulse.arpa.org/7.cgi?city=&county=SAN+DIEGO&state=CA&service=&freq1=2&freq4=21&submit=Submit+Query

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4.0-21 MHz, 5.2 GHz, 5.5 GHz

Date operation started: 6/1/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  San Diego Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Dick Norton, n6aa@arrl.org Jim Stevenson

Local club: San Diego DX Club

Electric utility:  San Diego Gas and Electric SDG&E, http://www.sdge.com/bpl/. 8316 Century Park Court, BPDG CP52A, San Diego, CA 92123

Electric utility contact:

    Terry Snow, tsnow@semprautilities.com, (858) 654-1296, bplpilot@sdge.com  Lad Lorenz,  “A senior executive”  Ed Van Herik  Mike Calcano, Info Services

BPL Manufacturer: Motorola

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: Motorola Canopy/HomePlug

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.sbe36.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=1

     http://www.etopiamedia.net/bplw/audio/edvanherik1.0.wma

     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR,  CGC #644, Tuesday,  August 3, 2004

     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050210/news_1b10sdge.html

     http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sdge9feb09,1,5660183.story

     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050210/news_1b10sdge.html

     http://www.cedmagazine.com/ced/2005/0405/04c.htm

     THE CGC COMMUNICATOR, CGC #697, Wednesday, July 20, 2005

     BPL Today, Feb 14, 2005

     http://www.masshightech.com/displayarticledetail.asp?Art_ID=69173

  SBE Chapter 36 BPL Story by Gary Stigall: http://sbe36.org/2005/08_bpl_pilot.html
  SignOnSanDiego Story (link will expire soon: http://tinyurl.com/dtaqe

Other links:

     http://www.sempra.com//financials/99report/strategic.overview7.html

     http://161.58.226.69/utcsummit2001/SpeakerBios/mallman.html

Other URLs:

     SDG&E Media Press Release:

        http://public.sempra.com/newsreleases/viewpr.cfm?PR_ID=1860&Co_Short_Nm=SE

        http://tinyurl.com/9uvaz
  SDG&E Public Data "In Accordance With FCC Requirements":

     http://www.sdge.com/bpl/

   New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

     http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

 Notes:

 

 

City:  CA, Santa Rosa         - 95401 ff

System status:  (S)

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it      will do so.

Date of last entry in this database: FInal

Date of last status report: Final

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=95401     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=95403

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=95404     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=95405

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=95407     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=95409

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=95401      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=95403

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=95404      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=95405

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=95407      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=95409

Number of homes/users passed: Small test run 0.1 km long

Number of actual users: 0

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Pacific Gas and Electric

Electric utility contact: Toby Tyler, Director, Business Development, txt9@pge.com, 415-973-6600

BPL Manufacturer:  Corridor Systems

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug in premise, proprietary on MV distribution lines

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes: This was a short feasibility demonstration with a specific time limit that ended in Spring 2004

 

 

City: CT, Shelton - 06484

System status: (SI)

This system was in operation, but shut down.  It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final - 1/15/2006

Location(s):  Howe Ave, between Maple St and Bridge St

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=06484

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=06484

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users: 12

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Connecticut BPL team

BPL team contact:  John Ahre, W1JMA, W1JMA@aol.com

Local club:

Electric utility: United Illuminating

Electric utility contact: Joe Ballantine, Joseph.Ballantine@uinet.com

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports: Filed with United Iluminating, with carbon copies to FCC, but not available for download

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes: Shut down as of 1/1/2006. As of 1/15, equipment was in the process of being removed from poles. In other systems, Amperion equipment continued to generate noise until power was physically removed from the equipment. Interference was not the principle reason the system was shut down.  In New Haven, UI had considered trialing Mitsubishi equipment, but that did not occur.

 

 

City: FL, Graceville (Jackson County) - 32440

System status: (SI) 

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down.

Note: The system is shut down, but it is still listed in the UPLC database as active.

Date of last entry in this database: 8/23/2006

Date of last status report: 8/23/2006

Location(s):  East Circuit, between poles A-44-5 and A-47

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=32240

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=32440

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users: 11

Frequencies of operation: 1-43 MHz

Date operation started: 11/22/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Jackson County BPL Team

BPL team contact: Ricky Whittington, kd4ast@earthlink.net Will Long K4WAL, K4WAL@bellsouth.net

Local club:

Electric utility:

     West Florida Electric Cooperative, http://www.wfeca.net/

      PO Box 127 Graceville, FL 32440

      Tele 850-263-3231

Electric utility contact: James Efurd. jefurd@wfeca.net

BPL Manufacturer: Ascom Electrolinks, http://www.electrolinks.com

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: Powerline Telco, http://www.powerlinetelco.net/, 4031 University Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Subodh Nayar, 703-229-4330 ex 15, snayer@powerlinetelco.net

Access Broadband, http://www.accessbroadband.com/

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

     Larry Graham

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/kf3crd-05-18-06.txt

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/kf3crd-05-20-06.txt

     Will Long

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/k4wal-02-21-06.html

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/k4wal-12-21-05.html

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/k4wal-11-22-05_testing.zip

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

     http://www.nrtc.coop/us/main/nrtc_update/misc_items/WFEC_Demo.html

     http://www.nrtc.coop/us/main/nrtc_update/Update2005/NRTCU_070605.pdf

     http://www.nrtc.coop/us/main/nrtc_update/Update2005/NRTCU_062205.pdf

     http://www.nrtc.coop/us/main/nrtc_update/Update2005/NRTCU_030205.pdf

     http://www.smeco.com/about/press/bpl.htm

     http://www.nreca.org/nreca/Press_Room/Press_Releases/Current/20050316PressRelease.html

     http://ewatch.prnewswire.com/rs/cached_copy_bottom.jsp?ID=146519540

     http://www.brownwelsh.com/Archive/2005-03-17_Washington_Internet_Daily.pdf

     http://www.nrtc.coop/us/main/nrtc_update/misc_items/WFEC_Demo.html

     http://www.powerlinetelco.net/bp060404.pdf

Notes:  BPL test delayed until around August 22nd because of equipment delays. Meanwhile they are moving forward with their satellite system.  Notes, from the articles described above, this looks to be only an in-premise BPL test. This system does not appear in the UPLC database.

 

 

City: FL, Jacksonville  - 32206, 32208, 32209

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 6/1/2006

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last status report: 7/28/2005

Location(s):  41st and Pearl Streets “Springfield” area

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=32206      http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=32208

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=32209

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=32206      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=32208

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=32209

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users: 3, as of 1/6/2006

Frequencies of operation: 4-21 MHz, 30-50 MHz

Date operation started: 9/1/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Jacksonville Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Frank Ingle, command@ilnk.com kd4ast@earthlink.net

Local club:

Electric utility: Jacksonville Electric Authority, http://www.jea.com/, 21 West Church St, Jacksonville, FL  32202-3139

Electric utility contact: Sabina Pryce-Jones, 904-665-7650, prycsl@jea.com Dennis Fleming, FLEMDJ@JEA.COM, 904-665-7077

BPL Manufacturer:  Current Communications Group, 100 Town Center Dr, Suite G, Rochester, NY 14623, Current Technologies, http://www.currenttechnologies.com Asoka

BPL Manufacturer contact: Carmen Defeo, info@current.com, 877-775-8446 Jim Mollenkopf, Jim.Mollenkopf@currenttechnologies.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  Plexeon Vitel

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/pictures/Current/index.html

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

     http://www.nemours.org/internet?url=no/news/releases/2005/050325_home_monitoring_broadband.html

     http://ntiaotiant2.ntia.doc.gov/top/docs/nar/pdf/126004001n.pdf

     http://ntiaotiant2.ntia.doc.gov/top/awards/details.cfm?oeam=126004001

     http://www.vitelnet.com/PR/nemours.htm

     http://www.atmeda.org/news/PressReleases/2005/ViTelNet.032505.pdf

     http://www.plexeon.com/news/bp050328.pdf

     http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Nemours+BPL

Notes:  BPL is being tried by the Nemour Children’s Hospital for in-home monitoring of asthma patients. Note, this system includes Current Technologies and Asoka equipment.

 

 

City:  FL, Miami – Amperion area - 33186

System status:  (SP)

This system was in operation but shut down.  Noise levels strong enough to be harmful interference to Amateur Radio were observed, but the system was shut down before this could be fully documented and reported.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final - 2/10/2006

Location(s):  120th Ave SW only

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=33186

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=33186

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  South Florida BPL Team

BPL team contact: Alan Dewey, alandewey@hotmail.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Florida Power and Light

Electric utility contact: Phil Slack, Phil_Slack@fpl.com Burdell Knowles

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/FPL_FiberNet_box_new_labelling_BPL_041805_017.JPG

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/Amerion RF Linkage BPL_041805 006.JPG

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/Amperion 80211 antenna BPL_041805 007.JPG

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/Amperion_RF_Linkage_Antenna_BPL_041805_005.JPG

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/Amperion_standalone_80211_2_BPL_041805_008.JPG

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/Amperion_standalone_80211_BPL_041805_008.JPG

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

     http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/13912705.htm

Notes: Phil Slack of FPL has confirmed that the system is shut down and that FPL is not operating any BPL systems at this time.

 

 

City: FL, Miami – Main.net area - 33186

System status:  (SP)

This system was in operation but shut down.  Noise levels strong enough to be harmful interference      to Amateur Radio were observed, but the system was shut down before this could be fully documented and reported.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final - 2/10/2006

Location(s):  9200 124th Ave SW and environs

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=33186

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=33186

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  South Florida BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Alan Dewey, alandewey@hotmail.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Florida Power and Light

Electric utility contact: Phil Slack, Phil_Slack@fpl.com Burdell Knowles

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: DSSS

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:          

http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/LightPole_MainNet_1_power_lead_and_one_ground_lead_BPL_041805_004.JPG

http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/LightPoleMainNetUnit_with_powerline_RF_Feed_BPL_041805_003.JPG

http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/MainNetModem.JPG

http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/NewUnit_MainNet_SW_124_Ave_BPL_041805_002.JPG

http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/NewUnits_MainNet_SW_124Ave_and_SW_97_St_BPL_041805_001.JPG

http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/FPL_FiberNet_box_new_labelling_BPL_041805_017.JPG

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.networkworld.com/edge/news/2004/1111energexecs.html

     http://www.computerworld.com/managementtopics/outsourcing/isptelecom/story/0,10801,97490,00.html

Other URLs:

     http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/13912705.htm

Notes: Phil Slack of FPL has confirmed that the system is shut down and that FPL is not operating any BPL systems at this time.

 

 

City:  GA, Clarkesville - 30523

System status: (SDI)

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down. This system was listed in the UPLC database, but its entry has been removed. It is presumed to have been shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: 6/2/2006

Date of last update report:

Location(s):  Habersham EMC building to the Grindstone subdivision

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=30523

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=30523

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-34 MHz

Date operation started:11/16/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility:  Habersham EMC, 6257 State Highway 115, POB 25, Clarkesvile, GA 30523

Electric utility contact:

   Habersham EMC, Rodney Pugh, 706-754-2114, rodneyp@hemc.net

BPL manufacturer:  Mitsubishi

BPL manufacturer contact

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:   

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

     http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/K4PZ-1-18-2006.pdf

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: 

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/0210bizpower.html

Other URLs:

Notes: As of 10/19/2007, this system is no longer in the BPL database, so it is presumed to be shut down.

 

 

City: GA, Douglasville - 30135

System status: (SD)

This system was listed in the UPLC database, but its entry has been removed. It is presumed to have been shut down

Date of last entry in this database: 2/7/2007

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last update report: 1/15/2006

Location(s): Chapel Hill subdivision, Chapel Hill crossing. (Hardwick Court)

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=30135

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=30135

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 3.5-33 MHz

Date operation started: 12/15/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Douglasville BPL Team

BPL team contact: Les Wilding, k4ol@arrl.net Emory Gordy, W4WRO, W4WRO@aol.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Greystone Power Corporation, 4040 Bankhead Way, Douglasville, GA 30134

Electric utility contact: Glenn Purcell, glenn.purcell@greystonepower.com, 770-370-2398

BPL manufacturer:  Mitsubishi, Generation 2

BPL manufacturer contact

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:   

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: 

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/0210bizpower.html

     http://www.tmcnet.com/scripts/print-page.aspx?PagePrint=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmcnet.com%2Fusubmit%2F2006%2F02%2F10%2F1360980.htm

     http://lists.contesting.com/pipermail/sedxc/2006-February/002303.html

Other URLs:

Notes:  Most of the BPL system is buried. Chappel Hill Rd has overhead feeder.

 

 

City: GA, Jefferson - 30549

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 2/24/2006

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last update report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=30549

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=30549

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 3-34 MHz

Date operation started: 2/23/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Jackson EMC, http://www.jacksonemc.com/news/news_stories/broadband.html, 850 Commerce Rd, Jefferson, GA  30549

Electric utility contact: Christy Queen, cqueen@jacksonemc.com, 706-367-6209

BPL Manufacturer: Mitsubishi

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: 

FCC comments/reply comments:

     FCC experimental license:

     https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/74886.0.73135851028.pdf_stripped.pdf

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     https://wwws.jacksonemc.com/news/news_stories/broadband.html

Other URLs:

Notes: 

 

 

City: GA, Young Harris - 30582

System status: (SD)

This system was listed in the UPLC database, but its entry has been removed. It is presumed to have been shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: 2/22/2007

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last update report: 2/22/2007 - final

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=30582

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=30582

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 3-30 MHz

Date operation started: 11/1/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Jackson EMC, http://www.jacksonemc.com/news/news_stories/broadband.html, 850 Commerce Rd, Jefferson, GA  30549

Electric utility contact: Christy Queen, cqueen@jacksonemc.com, 706-367-6209

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner: The Sphigler Group, 136 Main St, Nynack, NY 10960

Operator/ISP/partner contact: The Shpigler Group, Engineering Group, 136 Main St, Nynack, NY 10960, 845-348-7800, admin@shpigler.com

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: 

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/0210bizpower.html

Other URLs:

Notes: 

 

 

City: HI, Honolulu area - McCully - 96826

System status: (S)

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

Note:  Present status of system described in HECO annual report as filed with the SEC:

     http://yahoo.brand.edgar-online.com/fetchFilingFrameset.aspx?dcn=0001193125-07-042436&Type=HTML

Date of last entry in this database:  4/16/2007

Date of last status report: 4/16/2007

Location(s):  McCulley and Fern Streets (map)

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=96826

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=96826

Number of homes/users passed: 100 home trial according to UTC

Number of actual users: 4

Frequencies of operation: 4.5-21 MHz 31-48 MHz

Date operation started: 10/31/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Honolulu Area BPL Team

BPL team contact: Joe Speroni, joe@speroni.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Hawaiian Electric Company, 820 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96813

Electric utility contact: Earle Ifuku, 808-543-7330, earle.ifuku@heco.com

BPL Manufacturer:  Current Communications Group, 100 Town Center Dr, Suite G, Rochester, NY 14623, Current Technologies, http://www.currenttechnologies.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Carmen Defeo, info@current.com, 877-775-8446 Jim Mollenkopf, Jim.Mollenkopf@currenttechnologies.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

     http://www.karc.net/HomePlug%20WAV/ - not from McCully, but from KH6 hams test setup with HomePlug

Pictures of BPL equipment: http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/pictures/Current/index.html

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     HECO broadband via power line experiment scaled back

     (http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/2005/05/30/focus4.html)

Other URLs:

Notes:  System removed from UPLC BPL database on 6/4/2007.

 

 

City: IA, Cedar Rapids - 52402

System status:  (SI)

This system was in operation, but shut down.  It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final - 12/18/2005

Location(s):  Glass Rd NE

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=52402

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=52402

Number of homes/users passed: 7

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system:

This system was a small marketing trial and feasibility study undertaken by Alliant energy.  It used BPL equipment manufactured by Amperion, http://www.amperion.com.  Allliant Energy was the operator of the system.  When it was installed, the local  amateurs immediately noticed interference to mobile and home stations.  This was documented in a thorough report filed as comments to the FCC by the Cedar Rapids BPL Steering Committee. Local amateur radio operators generally have the resources to properly identify BPL interference and to document it in great technical detail. Alliant Energy was generally cooperative, but despite several months of trying, they were unable to correct the interference. Their “notching” left about 15 dB of increase in local noise levels on the ostensibly notched spectrum.  In the unprotected spectrum, international shortwave broadcast and other government and aeronautical spectrum was not protected in any way.

     As these unsuccessful attempts to eliminate the interference continued, both home and mobile amateur stations filed complaints.  In June of 2004, ARRL’s attorney intervened, pointing out to the FCC that an ongoing rules violation was taking place in Cedar Rapids and demanding that it be corrected immediately or the system be shut down. On June 28, 2004 Alliant Energy did just that.  A local newspaper article cited the interference issue as the principle reason for the shutdown of the trial.

BPL team name:  Cedar Rapids BPL Steering Committee

BPL team contact:  Jim Spenser, W0SR. jlscr@mchsi.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Alliant Energy

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

     FCC Correspondence about interference: http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/FCC/FCC_Cedar_Rapids1.pdf

     Cedar Rapids, IA BPL Interference Committee

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214728

     Dale Svetanoff

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214274

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214727

     Spenser, Jim

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516183068

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214720

     Alan Ericson

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214274

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214275

     Thomas Vinson

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182782

     Fred Spinner

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182527

Technical Tests: http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214728

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

   See Interference reports above.

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

   'Broadband over power line' trial yanked in C.R.

Other URLs:

Notes:

Date of last status report: 

 

 

City: ID, Boise - Ambient system - 83704

System status: (S)

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final - 2/3/2006

Location(s): 83704 zip code

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=83704

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=83704

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:  2-34 MHz

Date operation started:  10/1/03

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club: Voice Of Idaho (VOI) Club

Electric utility:

     IdaCorp (affiliate of Idaho Power), http://www.idacorp.com,  http://www.idacomm-bpl.com/BPL/what_is_bpl/index.asp?SubPageLink=0,

Electric utility contact: Jeffrey Schumacher, 208-514-3310, jeffschu@idacomm.com

BPL Manufacturer: Ambient

Operator/ISP/partner: IdaComm, http://www.idacomm.com, 350 N Mitchell St, Boise, ID 83701

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Matt Collins, mcollins@idacomm.com, 208-388-6803 Jeffrey Schumacher, 208-514-3310, jeffschu@idacomm.com

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/consumerbbphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/westcoastutilityphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/largeinvestphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/multidwellphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/utilitycommphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/substationphotos.htm

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

http://www.idacorpinc.com/news/pressreleases/20060125.cfm

http://www.idacomm.com/main/functions.asp?action=ViewNewsletter&CategoryID=&NewsletterID=27&SubPageLink=1&PageID=59

New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

     http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

   Ambient 6-month Experimental license report 2/2/2006:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/74375.0.44011837414.pdf_stripped.pdf

Notes: The BPL database indicates that this system will be completely decommissioned by 4/30/2006  See http://www.idacorpinc.com/news/pressreleases/20060125.cfm.

                                                             

 

City: ID, Boise - Amperion system - 83703, 83704, 83713

System status: (S)

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final - 2/3/2006

Location(s):

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=83703     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=83704

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=83713

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=83703      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=83704

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=83713

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 0-50 MHz

Date operation started: 3/1/04

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club: Voice Of Idaho (VOI) Club

Electric utility:

     IdaCorp (affiliate of Idaho Power), http://www.idacorp.com,  http://www.idacomm-bpl.com/BPL/what_is_bpl/index.asp?SubPageLink=0,

Electric utility contact: Jeffrey Schumacher, 208-514-3310, jeffschu@idacomm.com

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner: IdaComm, http://www.idacomm.com, 350 N Mitchell St, Boise, ID 83701

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Matt Collins, mcollins@idacomm.com, 208-388-6803 Jeffrey Schumacher, 208-514-3310, jeffschu@idacomm.com

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

     http://www.idacorpinc.com/news/pressreleases/20060125.cfm

http://www.idacomm.com/main/functions.asp?action=ViewNewsletter&CategoryID=&NewsletterID=27&SubPageLink=1&PageID=59

     New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

          http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

Notes: The BPL database indicates that this system will be completely decommissioned by 4/30/2006  See http://www.idacorpinc.com/news/pressreleases/20060125.cfm

 

 

City: ID, Boise - Mitsubishi system - 83702

System status: (S)

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final - 2/3/2006

Location(s):

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=83702

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=83702

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-34 MHz

Date operation started: 4/1/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club: Voice Of Idaho (VOI) Club

Electric utility:

     IdaCorp (affiliate of Idaho Power), http://www.idacorp.com,  http://www.idacomm-bpl.com/BPL/what_is_bpl/index.asp?SubPageLink=0,

Electric utility contact: Jeffrey Schumacher, 208-514-3310, jeffschu@idacomm.com

BPL Manufacturer:   Mitsubishi

Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: IdaComm, http://www.idacomm.com, 350 N Mitchell St, Boise, ID 83701

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Matt Collins, mcollins@idacomm.com, 208-388-6803 Jeffrey Schumacher, 208-514-3310, jeffschu@idacomm.com

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

http://www.idacorpinc.com/news/pressreleases/20060125.cfm     http://www.idacomm.com/main/functions.asp?action=ViewNewsletter&CategoryID=&NewsletterID=27&SubPageLink=1&PageID=59

     New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

          http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

Notes: The BPL database indicates that this system will be completely decommissioned by 4/30/2006  See http://www.idacorpinc.com/news/pressreleases/20060125.cfm

 

 

City: ID, Coeur d'Alene

Note: See also WA, Spokane

System status: (CX)

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final

Location(s):  “Unspecified location in Northern Idaho
Note: The commercial location is described as “multi-tenant and campus.

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=83814      http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=83815

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=83814      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=83815

Number of homes/users passed: 500 (EPRI report breaks it down by underground, overhead and commercial)

Number of actual users: 37 underground 25 overhead and 6 offices

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club: http://www.kbara.org/bpl/bpl.htm

Electric utility: Avista

Electric utility contact: Todd Cady, toddcady@qwest.net, Dave Heyamoto

BPL Manufacturer: 

BPL Manufacturer contact:      

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

 

 

City:  IL, Princeton - 61356

System status: (AVR)

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved

Date of last entry in this database: 6/1/2006

Date of last status report: 8/2/2005  

Location(s):  Deployed along alley on both sides of Main Street between Hudson and Central (map)

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=61356

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=61356

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual homes/users passed: Less than 5 trials customers

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4-23 MHz

Date operation started: 2/21/2006

Description of system:  13 BPL repeaters

BPL team name:  Princeton Illinois BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Tom Cromzack KC9EGB, tomchrom@insightbb.com

Local club:

Electric utility: City of Princeton, 2 S Main, 1622 Fourth St., Princeton/Peru, IL 61356/61354
Electric utility contact:
     Princeton City Manager Andrew Brannen Jason Bird, jbird@princeton-il.com, 815-875-1231 Steve Brust, 815-223-1052, Sbrust@cpointcc.com

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:

     I.V. Net Connecting Point Computer Centers of Peru

     NI Solutions

Operator/ISP/partner contact: NI Solutions -- Irshad Ansari Steve Brust, sbrust@cpointcc.com, 815-223-1052
Modulation type/chipset: Main.Net G2
Interference reports: 

     No hams within 2 block radius of deployment. No apparent ham notches.

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/video/ PrincetonIL_Apr13MainNetBPL.wav

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/video/ PrincetonIL_Apr13MainNetBPL.wav

Pictures of BPL equipment: http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/ MainNetModem.JPG

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

    http://www.pjstar.com/stories/040506/REG_B9EQB5PH.033.shtml

    Power line Internet sparks interest: http://www.pjstar.com/stories/080405/REG_B763K8BN.060.shtml

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-0511260088nov26,1,1308131.story?coll=chi-business-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true

    http://www.newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&ArticleID=19278&SubSectionID=60

     http://governing.com/articles/4talk.htm

Other URLs:

     http://www.icc.illinois.gov/docs/en/050823ecBPLRpt.pdf

Notes:  Complainant located 500 feet from BPL system. State-of-the-art notching of Amateur bands typically effective at this distance.

 

 

City: IN, Lebanon - 46052

System status: (AVR)

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved

Date of last entry in this database: 12/8/2006

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last status report: 12/8/2006

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=46052

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=46052

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4-22 MHz

Date operation started: 11/1/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Lebanon Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Steve Garman, WW9M, s.garman@insightbb.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Lebanon Utility co., 401 S Meridian St., Lebanon, IN 46052

Electric utility contact: Randy Parsons. 765-482-8878, rparsons@lebanon-utilities.com

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: DSSS/OFDM

Interference reports:

     Harley Patterson

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/KC9GLD_5-20-2006.doc

     Steve Garman

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individua/WW9M_5-18-2005.html

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individua/WW9M_5-31-2005.html

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individua/WW9M_6-3-2005.html

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individua/WW9M_6-14-2005.html

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individua/WW9M_6-23-2005.html

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individua/W9RO_3-9-2006.html

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individua/W9RO_4-13-2006.html

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individua/W9RO_5-1-2006.html

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individua/W9RO_5-1-2006.htm

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/W9RO-4-24-2007.html

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City: IN, Liberty - 47353

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

Date of last entry in this database: 4/17/2007

Date of last inquiry:

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=47353

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=47353

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name:

BPL team contact: :

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

City: IN, Martinsville - 46151

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.
Note: To view updates on the progress of Broadband over Power Lines om this system, see:
www.sciremc.com/HighSpeedInternetBPL/BPLLog/tabid/153/Default.aspx

Date of last entry in this database: 11/2/2006

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last status report: 12/17/2005

Location(s):  Martinsville substation area

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=46151

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=46151

Number of homes/users passed: 1100

Number of actual users: Approximately 145

Frequencies of operation: 4.3-20.9 MHz

Date operation started: 3/6/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:  Ted Osborn, thosborn12@hotmail.com

Local club:

Electric utility:  South Central Rural Electric Cooperative,    

     http://www.sciremc.com/HighSpeedInternetBPL/BPLPilotServicesOffered/tabid/154/Default.aspx

     http://www.sciremc.com/HighSpeedInternetBPL/BPLFAQs/tabid/155/Default.aspx

     http://www.sciremc.com/HighSpeedInternetBPL/tabid/73/Default.aspx

     http://www.sciremc.com/HighSpeedInternetBPL/BPLLog/tabid/153/Default.aspx

Electric utility contact: Greg McKelfresh

BPL manufacturer: IBEC

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

     http://www.ibec.net/cameras/index.asp - This is an on-line BPL video camera in Cullman and other locations

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.reporter-times.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=36581&format=html

Other URLs:

     https://crn.cooperative.com/News/newsitems/200502ECT1.htm

Notes:  As of 12/17/2005, there are no reports of harmful interference to Amateur Radio from this system.

 

 

City: LA, Baton Rouge - 70807, 70810

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

Note: See also, AR, Little Rock Area

Date of last entry in this database: 9/8/2006

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last status report:

Location(s):  Essen Park Demo Center

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=70807      http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=70810

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=70807      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=70810

Number of homes/users passed: 

Number of actual users: 

Frequencies of operation: 3-30 MHz

Date operation started: 10/1/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:  Matt Anderson, KD5KNZ, m_anderson@cox.net

Local club: Baton Rouge ARC

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer: Corinex

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: PowerGrid

Modulation type/chipset:  

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City: MA, Agawam/Feeding Hills - 01001, 01030

System status: (AVR)

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved.         

Date of last entry in this database: 12/26/2006

Date of last status report: 12/18/2005

Location(s):  (map)

     Approximately 1-mile segment on Mill St.

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=01001      http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=01030

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=01001      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=01030

Number of homes/users passed: 150

Number of actual users: 10

Frequencies of operation: 2-50 MHz

Date operation started: 6/25/2004

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Feeding Hills BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Jim Mullen, jmullen@rockys.com

Local club:

Electric utility:

     Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) 300 Cadwell Dr., East Springfield, MA 01104

Electric utility contact:

     Mark Gilmore, gilmomp@NU.COM, 413-787-9527

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:  Crocker Communications

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:  OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es, G1

Interference reports: KY1O has filed complaints with the utility

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes: Although trial was expected to end 3/2005, they decided to continue it, but not to expand it. At this point, after much back and forth and false starts, the notching seems to better, with only weak BPL noise heard on two amateur bands at two different locations, for a hundred feet or so from the injector.  WMECO asked Amperion to meet with them and ARRL staff, but Amperion has not been willing to do that at this stage.



City: MA, Concord - 01742

System status: (PD)

This system is not active at this time and does appear in the database, so will be implemented relatively soon.

Date of last entry in this database: 9/1/2006

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=01742

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=01742

Number of homes/users passed: “Entire community” 

Number of actual users:  130 node system

Frequencies of operation: 3-30 MHz

Date operation started: 10/1/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Colonial Wireless Association BPL team

BPL team contact:  Steve Telsey, steve.n1bda@verizon.net

Local club: Colonial Wireless Association, http://www.colonialwireless.org/

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

Electric-utility meeting minutes about BPL:

     http://www.concordnet.org/cmlp/LB%20minutes%2006%20July.htm

     http://www.concordnet.org/cmlp/LB%20minutes%2006%20August.htm

BPL Manufacturer: Corinex

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: PowerGrid

Modulation type/chipset:  OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es, G2

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://ema.arrl.org/article.php?sid=1074

Other URLs:

Notes:



City: MA, Springfield - 01104

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 1/22/2007

Date of last status report:

Location(s):

   Starting at substation on 815 Page Blvd, extending down Roosevelt Ave, East St and Bowles Park.

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=01104

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=01104

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:  5

Frequencies of operation: 2-50 MHz

Date operation started: 8/10/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Feeding Hills BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Jim Mullen, jmullen@rockys.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) 300 Cadwell Dr., East Springfield, MA 01104

Electric utility contact: Mark Gilmore, gilmomp@NU.COM, 413-787-9527

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:  OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es, G2

Interference reports:

     http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/W1RFI-01-22-2007.html

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:  As of 9/19/2006, units installed on poles but not yet activated.

 

 

City: MD, Gaithersburg - 20878

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/29/2006

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=20878

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=20878

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4.5-21 MHz 31-48 MHz

Date operation started: 5/12/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer: Current Communications Group, 100 Town Center Dr, Suite G, Rochester, NY 14623, Current Technologies, http://www.currenttechnologies.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Carmen Defeo, info@current.com, 877-775-8446 Jim Mollenkopf, Jim.Mollenkopf@currenttechnologies.com

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/pictures/Current/index.html

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes: BPL database indicates “Test equipment location only.”

 

 

City: MD, Hagerstown - 21740, 21742

System status:  (CX)

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=21740     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=21742

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=21740     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=21742

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: City Light

Electric utility contact: Mike Spikler, Manager

BPL Manufacturer:  Current Communications Group, 100 Town Center Dr, Suite G, Rochester, NY 14623, Current Technologies, http://www.currenttechnologies.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Carmen Defeo, info@current.com, 877-775-8446 Jim Mollenkopf, Jim.Mollenkopf@currenttechnologies.com

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:   

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

     “The real knock-out was the testimony by the Manager of the County Emergency Communications

      Maintenance  Department.  He went  to Potomac and took some measurements himself and made a

      presentation based on  what he found - it was based on the 30-50 MHz range but it did change their minds

      in a most positive way. I have suggested to other people that are having the same kind of challenges to

      partner up with the local 2-way service  people and present the kind of problems the commercial users

      would have with BPL.-- K2AVA”

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/pictures/Current/index.html

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:  One of the factors that weighed heavily in the "no" vote was the Washington County Communications Service Manager's express feeling that BPL would cause interference for all the frequencies used by the county and some of the City Departments.  This includes all the emergency frequencies.  He of course had witnessed the interference himself when he visited the Potomac, MD site controlled by Current Technologies.”

Note: According to report from resident, the decision has been “postponed.”

 

 

City:  MD, Hughesville, MD (St Mary’s County) - 20637

System status:  (S)

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it will do so.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final - 3/21/2006

Location(s):  Hughsville, MD

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=20637

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=20637

Number of homes/users passed: Unknown

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4.5-21 MHz 31-48 MHz

Date operation started: 7/27/2005

Description of system:  Unknown

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:  A.J. Farmer, ajfarmer@spenet.com

Local club: St. Mary's County AR Assoc,  SMARC - Southern MD ARC

Electric utility: SMECO - Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Electric utility contact: Tom Tudor, tom.tudor@smeco.coop, 301-274-4459 Joe Slater, SMECO’s President and Chief Executive Officer

BPL Manufacturer:  Current Communications Group, 100 Town Center Dr, Suite G, Rochester, NY 14623, Current Technologies, http://www.currenttechnologies.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Carmen Defeo, info@current.com, 877-775-8446 Jim Mollenkopf, Jim.Mollenkopf@currenttechnologies.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  

     Cooperative Research Network

     National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative

     Powerline Telco

     Access Broadband, an affiliate of the Current Communications Group

     Canadian manufacturer Electrolinks

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

     CRN: Martin Gordon martin.gordon@nreca.coop (KB3HWF)

     NRTC: Steve Collier

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug, other?

Interference reports:  None

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/pictures/Current/index.html

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     Enterprise, Wednesday March 9th, 2005, page A-7

     http://somd.com/news/headlines/articles/1798.shtml

Other URLs:

     SMECO's March Newsletter: http://www.smeco.com/pdfs/coopreview/200503.pdf
     August 2004: http://www.smeco.com/pdfs/coopreview/200408.pdf

     SMECO press release: http://www.smeco.coop/about/press/bpl.htm

     NRECA press release: http://www.nrtc.coop/export/main/news_policy/pdfreleases/2005_Press_Releases/050316_BPL_Projects_Release.pdf

     http://www.powerlinetelco.net/bp060404.pdf

Notes: 

   This system is intended to be a comprehensive test of BPL technology.  It is scheduled to run May-October

    2005.  CRN and NRTC are also involved in the system in Graceville, FL.  SMECO has announced that this

    system is shutting down. http://www.smeco.com/pdfs/coopreview/currentissue.pdf

 

 

City: MD, Potomac - 20854

System status: (AVR)

Listed in the database as active, with all reported interference to Amateur Radio resolved

Date of last entry in this database: 5/29/2006

Date of last status report: 8/2/2005

Location(s):  http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/images/potomacpilot.jpg

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=20854

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=20854

Number of homes/users passed: 100-115

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4.5-21 MHz 31-48 MHz

Date operation started: 12/17/2004

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: PEPCO

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:  Current Communications Group, 100 Town Center Dr, Suite G, Rochester, NY 14623, Current Technologies, http://www.currenttechnologies.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Carmen Defeo, info@current.com, 877-775-8446 Jim Mollenkopf, Jim.Mollenkopf@currenttechnologies.com

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug

Interference reports:

     Paul Alexander

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514284267

     George Lemaster

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514683575

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6515383154

     Metavox (EMC Consultant)

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214650

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/pictures/Current/index.html

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.broadbandhomecentral.com/report/backissues/Report0405_6.html

Notes:  PEPCO states that their primary interest is utility control and that they have no plans to expand the project beyond Potomac at this time.

Other URLs:

Notes: Technical trial started June 2003

 

 

City: MI, Berrien Cass Kalamazoo Lenawee Monroe St Joseph and Van Buren Counties

System status:  (P)

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

Date of last entry in this database: 2/12/2007

Date of last status report:

Location(s):  Being considered by Cassopolis

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:

Local club:

Electric utility:

     Midwest Energy Cooperative

     http://www.teammidwest.com/information/BPLwaitlist.htm

Electric utility contact: Brian Wierenga,  brianw@teammidwest.com

BPL manufacturer: IBEC

Modulation type/chipset: DS2

Operator/ISP/partner: 

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.cassopolisvigilant.com/articles/2007/02/08/news/vig1.txt

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City: MI, Lansing area - 48813 ff

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

Date of last entry in this database:  5/14/2007

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48813    http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48820

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48822    http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48837

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48861    http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48866

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48875    http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48876

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48906    http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48917

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48813     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48820

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48822     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48837

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48861     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48866

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48875     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48876

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48906     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48917

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-34 MHz

Date operation started: 6/3/2007

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

     Delta Township Auxiliary Communications Service BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Bruce Rainey, brainey@acd.net

Local club: http://www.dtacs.org/BPL%20Links.htm

Electric utility: Consumers Energy

Electric utility contact:

BPL manufacturer: Kaicom

Operator/ISP/partner: Utility.net

Modulation type/chipset: DS2 G2

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050620/dem011.html?.v=8

      MICHIGAN BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY LOANS $250K FOR BPL DEPLOYMENT

     Grand Ledge, St. Johns to Receive Broadband via Power Lines,  http://www.freep.com/money/tech/mwendland26e_20050826.htm

     http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/2069761.html

     http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=4234839&nav=0RbQ

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City: MI, Petoskey - 49770

System status:  (CN)

Information indicates that this system considered BPL, but it has not been implemented.

Date of last entry in this database: 6/1/2006

Date of last status report: 5/15/2006

Location(s): Residential neighborhood near downtown

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=49770

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=49770

Number of homes/users passed: 10-20 planned

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4.5-21 MHz

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: Gaslight Media BPL Team (ISP)

Local club: Charles Scott (N8DNX), cscott@gaslightmedia.com

Electric utility: City of Petoskey

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:  Motorola

BPL Manufacturer contact:  Dick Illman

Operator/ISP/partner:  Gaslight Media, 120 E Lake St., Petosky, MI 49770

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Charles Scott (N8DNX), cscott@gaslightmedia.com, 231-487-0692

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug on LV premise wiring with Canopy wireless as a backbone

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:  Motorola PowerLineLV system is not expected to cause major interference problems.  See http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2005/08/01/1/.  This system is not active at this time but is likely to begin trials within one to two months of 6/15/2006. This will be a small-scale trial intended to provide verification of the technology, to familiarize Northern Michigan businesses and broadband advocates with this technology, and to obtain feedback from the Amateur Radio community. This trial will be implemented in full cooperation with the local amateur community and ARRL. There are no current plans to do a full-scale deployment in Petoskey.

 

 

City: MI, St John’s - 48879

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

Date of last entry in this database: 10/18/2007

Date of last status report: 8/2/2005

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=48879

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=48879

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

     Delta Township Auxiliary Communications Service BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Bruce Rainey, brainey@acd.net

Local club: http://www.dtacs.org/BPL%20Links.htm

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: The Shpigler Group

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

City: MI, Vicksburg - 49097

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

Date of last entry in this database: 10/17/2007

Date of last status report: 

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=49097

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=49097

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:

Local club:

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City: MN, Rochester - Current Technologies

System status: (H)

On hold, see note

Date of last entry in this database: 12/18/’2005

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Rochester Public Utilities

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:  Current Communications Group, 100 Town Center Dr, Suite G, Rochester, NY 14623, Current Technologies, http://www.currenttechnologies.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Carmen Defeo, info@current.com, 877-775-8446 Jim Mollenkopf, Jim.Mollenkopf@currenttechnologies.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/pictures/Current/index.html

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.uplc.utc.org/page/admin/?cbr_v=dcb&nt=true&cbr_eid=40929&ct=contentbrowser

Other URLs:

Notes: RPU considered BPL using Access Broadband using Current Technologies equipment, but according to an article in the Post Bulletin, they were not able to complete negotiations and are continuing their search with a new RFP.

 

 

City: MN, Rochester - Main.net system

System status:  (SI)

This system was in operation, but shut down.  It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system  was shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: Final

Date of last status report: Final - 10/20/2005

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Rochester Public Utilities

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  Hiawatha Broadband

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes: Started July 2004. At this point, they are considering changing to Current Technologies equipment.  See next entry

 

 

City: MO, Cape Girardeau - 63701, 63702, 63703. 63705

System status: (AVI)

Listed in the database as active, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

Date of last entry in this database: 6/1/2006

Date of last status report: 2/9/2005

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=63701     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=63702

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=63703     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=63705

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=63701     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=63702

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=63703     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=63705

Number of homes/users passed: 500

Number of actual users: 70

Frequencies of operation: 4-21 MHz

Date operation started: 11/14/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: AmerenUE, 1901 Chouteau, MC921, St Louis, MO 63103

Electric utility contact: Greg Lovett, managing supervisor of products and services Cindy Bambini, cbambini@ameren.com, 314-554-4301

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: DSSS/OFDM

Interference reports:

     ARRL

          http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/trials/Cape_Girardeau/Cape_Girardeau_BPL_Complaint.pdf

     Clifford Chamney

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514683673

     Tom Talley

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514683478

     Merle Bone

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214681

     George McCouch

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514682903

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182828

     Steve Hay

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/KD7EV-2-26-2006.html

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Note: Started mid 2002

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City:  MO, Lee’s Summit - 64063, 64081

System status: (SD)

This system was listed in the UPLC database, but its entry has been removed. It is presumed to have been shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: 10/18/2007

Date of last status report:

Location(s):  Intersection of Bailey Road and Broadway Circle Newberry & Bailey (map)

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=64063      http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=64081

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=64063      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=64081

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-50 MHz

Date operation started: 7/17/2004

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Aquila

Electric utility contact: Mathew Irwin, Mathew.irwin@aquila.com

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Interference reports:

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/Trials/Lees_Summit/Lees_Summit-1.doc

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/Trials/Lees_Summit/Lees_Summit-2.txt

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:  The BPL database at http://www.bpldatabase.org incorrectly lists 64063 as the ZIP code for this system. The system is located in ZIP code 64081.

 

 

City: NC, Charlotte area - Ambient system - 28202 ff

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Note:  Multiple BPL vendors at this location.  See NC, Charlotte - Current NC, Charlotte - Main.net NC, Charlotte - Mitsubishi

Date of last entry in this database: 6/1/2006

Date of last status report: 12/18/2005

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28202     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28205

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28209     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28210

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28226     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28227

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28241     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28266

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28269     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28277

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28202     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28205

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28209     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28210

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28226     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28227

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28241     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28266

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28269     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28277

ULS licensee info: http://pulse.arpa.org/7.cgi?city=&county=Mecklenburg&state=NC&service=&freq1=2&freq2=35&submit=Submit+Query

Number of homes/users passed: 700 homes planned. Overall, the system is in small trials at this stage to evaluate different vendors

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-35 MHz

Date operation started: 11/4/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Charlotte Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Paul Ponak, pponak@carolina.rr.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Duke Energy

Electric utility contact: Duke Energy, David Masters, 526 South Church St, Charlotte, NC, 28202, 704-382-2176, dlmaster@duke-energy.com Bob Gerardi

BPL Manufacturer: Ambient

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

     http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/KN4AQ-07-01-06.txt

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/consumerbbphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/westcoastutilityphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/largeinvestphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/multidwellphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/utilitycommphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/substationphotos.htmFCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://charlotte.bizjournals.com/charlotte/stories/2006/10/02/story9.html

     http://www.uplc.utc.org/page/admin/?cbr_v=dcb&nt=true&cbr_eid=38610&ct=contentbrowser

     http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/0210bizpower.html

Other URLs:

     Information about Duke/Ambient contract: http://biz.yahoo.com/e/060928/abtg.ob8-k.html

     Duke Power BPL site: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/

     Duke Energy BPL site: http://www.duke-energy.com/news/plc.asp

     Overview and list of strategic partners: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/overview.asp

     FAQ and examples of equipment used: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/faq.asp

     Technical information about Duke BPL: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/faq.asp#speed

     UPLC information about Duke: http://utctelecom2006.utc.org/event/40

     Ambient 6-month Experimental license report 2/2/2006:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/74375.0.44011837414.pdf_stripped.pdf

     Duke Experimental license grant:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/69998.0.30432932016.pdf_stripped.pdf

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/69972.0.43781831472.pdf_stripped.pdf

     Other FCC Experimental license files:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=76355&x=.

   Ambient PR about trial:

          http://www.ambientcorp.com/updates/BPL%20Today%20-%20Duke%20Pushes%20Ahead%20with%20Ambient%20Gear.pdf

Notes:

 

 

City: NC, Charlotte area - Current Technologies system - 28226

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Note: Multiple BPL vendors at this location. See NC, Charlotte - Ambient NC, Charlotte - Main.net NC, Charlotte - Mitsubishi

Date of last entry in this database: 1/15/2006

Date of last status report: 12/18/2005

Location(s): Map from Duke BPL site shows this ZIP code

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28226

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28226

ULS licensee info: http://pulse.arpa.org/7.cgi?city=&county=Mecklenburg&state=NC&service=&freq1=2&freq2=50&submit=Submit+Query

Number of homes/users passed: System in small trials at this stage to evaluate different vendors

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-50 MHz, Current Technologies

Date operation started: 2/15/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Charlotte Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Paul Ponak, pponak@carolina.rr.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Duke Energy

Electric utility contact: Duke Energy, David Masters, 526 South Church St, Charlotte, NC, 28202, 704-382-2176, dlmaster@duke-energy.com Bob Gerardi

BPL Manufacturer:  Current Communications Group, 100 Town Center Dr, Suite G, Rochester, NY 14623, Current Technologies, http://www.currenttechnologies.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Carmen Defeo, info@current.com, 877-775-8446 Jim Mollenkopf, Jim.Mollenkopf@currenttechnologies.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/pictures/Current/index.html

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

    http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/trials/Charlotte/NL-405.pdf

    http://www.uplc.utc.org/page/admin/?cbr_v=dcb&nt=true&cbr_eid=38610&ct=contentbrowser

    http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/0210bizpower.html

Other URLs:

     Duke Power BPL site: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/

     Duke Energy BPL site: http://www.duke-energy.com/news/plc.asp

     Overview and list of strategic partners: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/overview.asp

     FAQ and examples of equipment used: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/faq.asp

     Technical information about Duke BPL: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/faq.asp#speed

     UPLC information about Duke: http://utctelecom2006.utc.org/event/40

     Duke Experimental license grant:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/69998.0.30432932016.pdf_stripped.pdf

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/69972.0.43781831472.pdf_stripped.pdf

Notes: 

 

 

City: NC, Charlotte area - Main.net system - 28226

System status: (SP)

This system was in operation but shut down.  Noise levels strong enough to be harmful interference to Amateur Radio were observed, but the system was shut down before this could be fully documented and reported.

Note: Multiple BPL vendors at this location. See NC, Charlotte - Ambient NC, Charlotte - Current NC, Charlotte - Mitsubishi

Date of last entry in this database: 1/15/2006

Date of last status report: Final

Location(s): Map from Duke BPL site shows this ZIP code

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28226

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28226

Number of homes/users passed: System in small trials at this stage to evaluate different vendors

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Charlotte Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Paul Ponak, pponak@carolina.rr.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Duke Energy

Electric utility contact: Duke Energy, David Masters, 526 South Church St, Charlotte, NC, 28202,

     704-382-2176, dlmaster@duke-energy.com Bob Gerardi

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

   ARRL: http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/trials/Charlotte/NL-405.pdf

   Metavox (EMC Consultant):  http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214648

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

     Duke Power BPL site: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/

     Duke Energy BPL site: http://www.duke-energy.com/news/plc.asp

     Overview and list of strategic partners: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/overview.asp

     FAQ and examples of equipment used: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/faq.asp

     Technical information about Duke BPL: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/faq.asp#speed

     UPLC information about Duke: http://utctelecom2006.utc.org/event/40

     FCC Experimental license grant (expired)

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/65266.0.74005209079.pdf_stripped.pdf

     Experimental license 6-month report 3/21/2005

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/69849.0.54600882700.pdf_stripped.pdf

     FCC Experimental license statement:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/64726.0.76850519010.pdf_stripped.pdf

Notes:  Duke is still selecting a vendor for this deployment.

 

 

City: NC, Charlotte area - Mitsubishi system - 28226

System status: (SP)

This system was in operation but shut down.  Noise levels strong enough to be harmful interference to Amateur Radio were observed, but the system was shut down before this could be fully documented and reported.

Note: Multiple BPL vendors at this location. See NC, Charlotte - Ambient NC, Charlotte - Current NC, Charlotte - Main.net

Date of last entry in this database: 6/1/2006

Date of last status report: 12/18/2005

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=28226

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=28226

ULS licensee info: http://pulse.arpa.org/7.cgi?city=&county=Mecklenburg&state=NC&service=&freq1=2&freq2=34&submit=Submit+Query

Number of homes/users passed: System in small trials at this stage to evaluate different vendors

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-34 MHz

Date operation started: 2/15/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Charlotte Area BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Paul Ponak, pponak@carolina.rr.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Duke Energy

Electric utility contact: Duke Energy, David Masters, 526 South Church St, Charlotte, NC, 28202, 704-382-2176, dlmaster@duke-energy.com Bob Gerardi

BPL Manufacturer:  Mitsubishi

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://charlotte.bizjournals.com/charlotte/stories/2006/10/02/story9.html

     http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/trials/Charlotte/NL-405.pdf

     http://www.uplc.utc.org/page/admin/?cbr_v=dcb&nt=true&cbr_eid=38610&ct=contentbrowser

     http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/0210bizpower.html

Other URLs:

     Duke Power BPL site: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/

     Duke Energy BPL site: http://www.duke-energy.com/news/plc.asp

     Overview and list of strategic partners: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/overview.asp

     FAQ and examples of equipment used: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/faq.asp

     Technical information about Duke BPL: http://www.dukepower.com/bpl/faq.asp#speed

     UPLC information about Duke: http://utctelecom2006.utc.org/event/40

   Ambient 6-month Experimental license report 2/2/2006:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/74375.0.44011837414.pdf_stripped.pdf

   Duke Experimental license grant:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/69998.0.30432932016.pdf_stripped.pdf

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/69972.0.43781831472.pdf_stripped.pdf

Notes:  Duke is still selecting a vendor for this deployment.

 

 

 

City: NC, Durham - 27709

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/29/2006

Date of last inquiry: 4/27/2007

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=27709

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=27709

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 1.7-30 MHz

Date operation started: 3/13/2006

Description of system:  Overhead medium-voltage wiring

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:   Copper Road, http://copperroad.com/index_corp.html, 415 East Boulevard, Williamston, NC 27892-2731

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Mike Ahdieh, 919-608-2651, mike@copperroad.com

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Note: Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Notes:  ZIP code in BPL database is for a post-office box. BPL operator does not respond to inquiries.

 

 

City: NC, Everetts (Martin County and vicinity) - 27825

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/29/2006

Date of last inquiry: 4/27/2007

Date of last status report:

Location(s):  Martin County, near Everetts, NC

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     27825 listed in BPL database, but this is a PO-box only ZIP code

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

Number of homes/users passed: Unknown, but believed to be a few dozen at most

Number of actual users: Unknown, but small number

Frequencies of operation: 2.5-70 MHz

Date operation started: 11/17/2005

Description of system:  Overhead medium-voltage wiring

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Old Dominion Power

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:   Copper Road, http://copperroad.com/index_corp.html, 415 East Boulevard, Williamston, NC 27892-2731

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Mike Ahdieh, 919-608-2651, mike@copperroad.com

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Note: Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.trianglejournal.com/news/article.html?item_id=475

Other URLs:

Notes: 

 

 

City: NC, Raleigh - Amperion system  27603

System status:  (SI)

This system was in operation, but shut down.  It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was  shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: 12/18/’2005

Date of last status report:

Location(s):  Fuquay Varina (2) Holland Church Road (unincorporated area) (1)

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=27603

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=27603

Number of homes/users passed: Est 150

Number of actual users: Unknown, believed to be a few dozen at most

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system:  Amperion/DS2, overhead and underground

BPL team name:  Raleigh BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Tom Brown, N4TAB Frank Lynch, W4FAL Gary Pearce, KN4AQ

Local club: Raleigh ARS Cary ARS

Electric utility: Progress Energy

Electric utility contact:  Bill Godwin

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:   Earthlink

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM

Interference reports:

     Several. Ignored by the FCC, which continued to deny that any complaints had been filed until the local

     amateurs included them in the public record in the BPL Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:

     FCC correspondence about interference:

          http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/FCC/FCC_Raleigh1.pdf

     Frank Lynch

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182951

     Gary Pearce

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182988

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214739

     Kenneth Slough

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182796

     Fletcher Penn

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182641

     Robert Conder

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182398

     Robin Keller

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182280

     Thomas Brown

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516183144

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516185665

     Mark Gibson

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182028

     Jeff Keller

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516087491

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214935

     Metavox (EMC Consultant)

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214649

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:
Note: Started January 2003, terminated Fall 2004

Other URLs:

Notes: BPL trial terminated in Fall 2004.

 

 

City: NC, Wake County and Vicinity 

System status:  (CX)

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

Date of last entry in this database: 12/18/2005

Date of last update report: 10/15/2005

Date of last inquiry: 4/27/2007

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Raleigh BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Tom Brown, N4TAB

Local club:

Electric utility: Wake Electric Membership Corporation, http://www.wemc.com/

Electric utility contact:

BPL manufacturer: 

BPL manufacturer contact

Operator/ISP/partner:   Copper Road, http://copperroad.com/index_corp.html, 415 East Boulevard, Williamston, NC 27892-2731

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Mike Ahdieh, 919-608-2651, mike@copperroad.com

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: 

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:  The Wake County Electric Cooperative considered BPL, but a concerted effort by the Raleigh BPL team was made. The cooperative ultimately decided to go with Wild Blue, a satellite technology.  See page 4 of http://www.wemc.com/wconfeb05.pdf

 

 

City: NC, Williamston - 27892

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/23/2006

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last status report:

Date of last inquiry: 4/27/2007

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=27892

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=27892

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 1.7-30 MHz

Date operation started:

Description of system:  Overhead medium-voltage wiring

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:   Copper Road, http://copperroad.com/index_corp.html, 415 East Boulevard, Williamston, NC 27892-2731

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Mike Ahdieh, 919-608-2651, mike@copperroad.com

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Note: Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Notes: 

 

 

City: NE, Omaha - 68116

System status: (H)

Information provided by the electric utility company indicates that the system is not on line at this time, but they expect to activate it again in the future. Small trial installed.  

Date of last entry in this database: 12/18/’2005

Date of last status report: 5/10/2005

Location(s):  Just west of 144th & Blondo Streets 2500 N 149th area (map)

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=68116

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=68116

Number of homes/users passed: 2 OPPD employees

Number of actual users: 2

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: Main.net G1

BPL team contact:  Steve, N0UP John, WB0CMC

Local club: AKSARBEN ARC

Electric utility: Omaha Public Power District

Electric utility contact: Elliot Spilker, Spilker@oppd.com Adrian Minks, aminks@oppd.com

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner:  OPPD (No ISP for internal trial)

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: DSSS/OFDM

Interference reports: Testing by mobile Amateur station.

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

   Presentation about BPL in Omaha: http://k0swi.microlnk.com/REVIEW/BPL/BPL%20BROADBAND%20POWER%20LINE%20REVIEW.htm

Notes: Outdoor antennas not allowed in this development

 

 

City: NY, Briarcliff Manor - 10510

System status: (AII)

Not listed in the database, as required by FCC rule Sec. 15.615, as of 12/28/2005, but known to be in operation, with unresolved complaints of harmful interference.

Date of last entry in this database: 12/11/2006

Date of last status report: 12/28/2005

Location(s):  Briarcliff Manor, NY, predominantly along North State Road and Chappaqua Road and surrounding streets (map)

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=10510

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=10510

Number of homes/users passed: Fewer than 500 homes

Number of actual users:

   3-15, plus video camera on-line. Number varies in different reports.

   Ambient reports “35 units” in its report to the FCC.

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:  Alan Crosswell, alan@columbia.edu

Local club: Westchester Emergency Communications Association

Electric utility: Consolidated Edison, http://www.conedison.com/

Electric utility contact: Hyman Schoenblum Chris Olert

     Consolidated Edison Company of New York

     Hyman Schoenblum, Vice President, Corporate Planning

     4 Irving Place

     New York, NY 10003

     (212) 460-4600 (switchboard)

     -----

     Consolidated Edison Company of New York

     Randolph S Price, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety

     4 Irving Place

     New York, NY 10003

     (212) 460-4600 (switchboard)

BPL Manufacturer: Ambient

Operator/ISP/partner: Earthlink FiberNet, http://www.ftgx.com/

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

     FCC correspondence about interference:

          http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/FCC/FCC_Briarcliff_Manor1.pdf

     ARRL

          ARRL complaint 10/06 : http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/fcc/ARRL-10-08-2004.doc

          ARRL complaint 2/06: http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/02/02/3/?nc=1

          Ambient response: http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6518328766

          http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/01/06/3/?nc=1

          http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/HTML/plc/filings/Briarcliff-Complaint-Engineering-0106.pdf

          http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/bcm/bcm-3-17-2005.doc

    Alan Croswell

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182610

     Steven Holton 

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514682097

     Charles Stark

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514683874

     Michael Scalia 

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6515284064

     Casey Raskob

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/K2FIX-2-3-2006.pdf

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

     North State Road, on a part of the system Ambient claimed had been "notched."

          Hi Resolution (27 Mb) http://www.arrl.org/video/BCM_12-20-2004.mpeg
          Low Resolution (6Mb) http://www.arrl.org/video/BCM_12-20-2004-small.mpg

     Driving past a number of areas in Briarcliff Manor, multiple bands:

          http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/video/BCM_2003.ram

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/consumerbbphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/westcoastutilityphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/largeinvestphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/multidwellphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/utilitycommphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/substationphotos.htm

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://ema.arrl.org/article.php?sid=369&mode=&order=0

     http://business.bostonherald.com/technologyNews/view.bg?articleid=122847

     http://business.bostonherald.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=122981

     http://www.pressconnects.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060122/BUSINESS/601220317/1002

     http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/71638

     http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/61755

     http://www.etopiamedia.net/bplw/pages/bplw11-5551212.html

     http://www.etopiamedia.net/bplw/pages/bplw10-5551212.html

http://www.etopiamedia.net/bplw/pages/bplw9-5551212.html

http://www.etopiamedia.net/bplw/audio/coned1.wma

http://www.ftgx.com/pr_pdf/2004/12-13-04.pdf

http://www.etopiamedia.net/bplw/audio/johnjoyce1.1.wma

http://www.ftgx.com/pr_pdf/2004/12-13-04.pdf

http://www.telecomweb.com/news/1102964414.htm

Note: Started May, 2002

Other URLs:

     NYC Broadband council

          http://webdocs.nyccouncil.info/textfiles/Int%200625-2005.htm?CFID=1759228&CFTOKEN=49635071

     Earthlink reports BPL not a viable alternative:

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516883843

     New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

          http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

     ARRL

          http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2004/07/01/1/

     Ambient

          http://www.ambientcorp.com/PDFs/NYSERDA%20PR%20060130.pdf

   Ambient 6-month Experimental license report 2/2/2006:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/74375.0.44011837414.pdf_stripped.pdf

   Ambient annual report:

          http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1047919/000118811206000518/t10ksb-9094.txt

Notes:

 

 

City: NY, Commack (LIPA) - 11725, 11788

System status: (P) 

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/25/2006

Date of last status report:

Location(s):  Commack and the Hauppauge Industrial Park. near the border of Hhauppauge 11788 and Commack 11725 ZIP codes 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=11725     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=11788

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=11725     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=11788

Number of homes/users passed: 100 homes and businesses

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Long Island Power Authority, http://www.lipower.org

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer: 

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

    http://1010wins.com/topstories/local_story_047114408.html

    http://www.longislandpress.com/?cp=162&show=article&a_id=7461

          Note: Offer comments on above article: http://www.longislandpress.com/bb/viewforum.php?f=19

    http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzlipa0215,0,51795,print.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

Other URLs:

     LIPA news release: http://www.lipower.org/newscenter/pr/2006/feb15.bpl.html

     Drawings of system: http://www.lipower.org/newscenter/pr/2006/bplapplications.pdf

     LIPA FAQ: http://www.lipower.org/newscenter/pr/2006/bplfaq.html

Notes:

 

 

City: NY, Freeport - 11520

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/29/2006

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=11520

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=11520

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:2.4-50 MHz

Date operation started: 11/1/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name:

BPL team contact:

Local club:

Electric utility: Freeport Electric, 220 West Sunrise Highway, Freeport, NY 11520

Electric utility contact: Donald A Perkins, 516-377-2268, bpladmin@freeportelectric.com

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City: NY, Manhattan - Manhattan Steam Tunnel - 10003, 10010, 10016

System status: (U)

Unknown as to whether this system qualifies to be entered into the database. Believed to be in operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 12/18/2005

Date of last status report: 2/9/2005

Location(s):  Manhattan Steam tunnel

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=10003     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=10010

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=10016

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=10003     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=10010

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=10016

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users: Utility use only

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Consolidated Edison

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer: Ambient

Operator/ISP/partner:     

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:  OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/consumerbbphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/westcoastutilityphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/largeinvestphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/multidwellphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/utilitycommphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/substationphotos.htm

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

     Ambient

          http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070411/20070411005048.html?.v=1

     NYC Broadband council

          http://webdocs.nyccouncil.info/textfiles/Int%200625-2005.htm?CFID=1759228&CFTOKEN=49635071

     New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

          http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

   Ambient 6-month Experimental license report 2/2/2006:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/74375.0.44011837414.pdf_stripped.pdf

   Ambient annual report:

          http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1047919/000118811206000518/t10ksb-9094.txt

Notes: Not in the database. but this may not be access BPL as defined by the rules.

 

 

City: NY, Manhattan -- Princeton House - 10025

System Status: (U)

Unknown as to whether this system qualifies to be entered into the database. Believed to be in operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 12/18/2005

Date of last status report: 8/2/2005

Location(s):  Princeton House apartments, 215 West 95th Street (map), located between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=10025

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=10025

Number of homes/users passed:

     213 units in apartment

     Ambient reports 11 units in operation in ZIP code 10025

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Consolidated Edison

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer: Ambient

Operator/ISP/partner:     

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/consumerbbphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/westcoastutilityphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/largeinvestphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/multidwellphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/utilitycommphotos.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/pages/substationphotos.htm

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2005/Mar/1121982.htm

     http://www.ambientcorp.com/PDFs/Ambient-Habitat-Magazine-Oct-2005.pdf

Other URLs:

     NYC Broadband council

          http://webdocs.nyccouncil.info/textfiles/Int%200625-2005.htm?CFID=1759228&CFTOKEN=49635071

     New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL, http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

     Ambient 6-month Experimental license report 2/2/2006:

          https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/els/forms/blobs/74375.0.44011837414.pdf_stripped.pdf

     Ambient annual report:

          http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1047919/000118811206000518/t10ksb-9094.txt

Notes: This is not in the database, but it may not be access BPL as defined by the rules.

 

 

City:  NY, Monsey/Spring Valley - 10952, 10977

System status:  (S)

This system was in operation, but the BPL operator has terminated the test, or announced that it      will do so.

Date of last entry in this database: 2/9/2007

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last status report: Final

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=10952     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=10977

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=10952      http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=10977

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users: 13 units installed

Frequencies of operation: 2.5-38 MHz

Date operation started: 2/23/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Orange and Rockland Utilities, One Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River, NY, 10965

Electric utility contact: Michael Foltin, tel: 845-577-2602, foltinm@oru.com

BPL Manufacturer: Ambient

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

     New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

          http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

   Ambient annual report:

          http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1047919/000118811206000518/t10ksb-9094.txt

Notes:  These were previously listed as two systems in ARRL’s database, but it has since learned that this single system spanned two ZIP codes in adjacent locations.

 

 

City:  NY, Oneida - 13421

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Reported as active in the database, but this has not been verified.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/29/2006

Date of last update report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=13421

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=13421

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4.5-21 MHz

Date operation started: 11/18/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL manufacturer: Motorola 

BPL manufacturer contact

Operator/ISP/partner: New Visions, P.O. Box 11815, Syracuse, NY 13218 http://www.nvplc.com Tel: 315-472-6300 e-mail: information@nvplc.com  

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Carmen Branca, cnb@nvplc.com, cbranca@nvplc.com. 315-472-6396

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: 

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

     New Millennium Research Council Report on BPL

          http://www.thenmrc.org/archive/bpl_report022405.pdf

Notes:  Motorola PowerLineLV system is not expected to cause major interference problems.  See http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2005/08/01/1/

 

 

City: NY, Penn Yan - 14527

System status:  (SI)

This system was in operation, but shut down.  It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down.

Date of last entry in this database: 12/18/’2005

Date of last status report:

Location(s):  Liberty St, going North on Liberty to Court, and travelling then West on court for a few blocks

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=14527

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=14527

Number of homes/users passed: 60-200 homes, depending on report

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:  Dave Hallidy, k2dh@frontiernet.net

Local club:

Electric utility: Penn Yan Municipal Penn Yan Power and Light (Penn Yan) Energy East/Rochester Gas and Electric/NYSEG (Rochester

Electric utility contact: Douglas G. Marchionda, Mayor

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:  Data Ventures, Inc.

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Marc Burling, mburling@godvi.com

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

     FCC correspondence about interference:

          http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/FCC/FCC_Penn_Yan1.pdf

     Richard Ayers

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182158

     William Reiter

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182601

     David Hallidy

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516089659

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516214490

     Ronald Notarius

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516183211

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://hlinstruments.dnsalias.com/phorum/read.php?f=7&i=2696&t=2696: “The Finger Lakes Times report quotes Burling as saying that his company didn't feel BPL was "commercially deployable." He also cited issues with the BPL trial including security concerns and interference--which will not be an issue with the wireless system.”

     http://www.arrl.org/bpl/Penn_Yan/article.jpg

Other URLs:

Notes: Penn Yan considering wireless mesh network.

 

 

City: NY, Sherrill - 13461

System status: (NAV)

Listed in the database as active, but ARRL or local amateurs have determined that the system is not in actual operation as of the date listed in the in the entry.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/29/2006

Date of last update report: 2/2/2006

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=13461

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=13461

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 4.5-21 MHz

Date operation started: 2/17/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  Sherrill BPL Team

BPL team contact:  Ham Mellen , K2UCO, k2uco@twcny.rr.com

Local club:

Electric utility: Sherrill Power and Electric, www.sherrillny.org

Electric utility contact:

BPL manufacturer: Motorola

BPL manufacturer contact: Dick Illman

Operator/ISP/partner: New Visions, P.O. Box 11815, Syracuse, NY 13218 http://www.nvplc.com Tel: 315-472-6300 e-mail: information@nvplc.com  

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Carmen Branca, cnb@nvplc.com, cbranca@nvplc.com. 315-472-6396

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: 

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.syracuse.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-16/1086943024186351.xml?syrneoswe

Other URLs:

Notes:  Motorola PowerLineLV system is not expected to cause major interference problems.  See http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2005/08/01/1/

 

 

City: NY, Skaneatles - 13152

System status:  (CX)

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

Date of last entry in this database: 12/18/’2005

Date of last status report: Final

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=13152

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=13152

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: Skaneatles BPL team

BPL team contact:  Donn Nottage, now deceased.

Local club:

Electric utility: Village of Skaneatles

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer: 

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: New Visions, P.O. Box 11815, Syracuse, NY 13218 http://www.nvplc.com Tel: 315-472-6300 e-mail: information@nvplc.com  

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Carmen Branca, cnb@nvplc.com, cbranca@nvplc.com. 315-472-6396

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

     http://www.state.ny.us/governor/press/year04/sept21_2_04.htm

Notes:

 

 

City: NY, Solvay - 13209

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 12/11/2006

Date of last status report: 2/9/2005

Location(s):  Gere and Caroline Darrow Av

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=13209

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=13209

Number of homes/users passed: 1000

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2.7 - 34 MHz

Date operation started: 11/18/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Solvay, NY Municipal

Electric utility contact:

   John Montone, Superindentent

   507 Charles Ave

   Solvay, NY 13209

   315-468-6229

   jmontone2@aol.com

   Mayor Anthony Modafferi
BPL Manufacturer: Mitsubishi

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: New Visions, P.O. Box 11815, Syracuse, NY 13218 http://www.nvplc.com Tel: 315-472-6300 e-mail: information@nvplc.com  

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Carmen Branca, cnb@nvplc.com, cbranca@nvplc.com. 315-472-6396

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://newtimes.rway.com/2005/081705/cover.shtml

     http://www.networkcomputing.com/showitem.jhtml?docid=1611ws1

     http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/04/07/wo_asbrand070604.asp

     http://www.networkcomputing.com/technologies/infrastructure/showitem.jhtml?articleID=163702602

     http://www.pressconnects.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060122/BUSINESS/601220317/1002

Other URLs:

     http://www.state.ny.us/governor/press/year04/sept21_2_04.htm

     http://www.nvplc.com/news/NYState%20press%20release.pdf

Notes:  This is a commercial deployment, funded by State of New York, according to UTC.

 

 

City:  NY, Syracuse -  13219

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/29/2006

Date of last update report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):    

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=13219

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=13219

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2.7-34 MHz

Date operation started: 2/17/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL manufacturer:  Mitsubishi

BPL manufacturer contact

Operator/ISP/partner: New Visions, P.O. Box 11815, Syracuse, NY 13218 http://www.nvplc.com Tel: 315-472-6300 e-mail: information@nvplc.com  

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Carmen Branca, cnb@nvplc.com, cbranca@nvplc.com. 315-472-6396

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: 

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/80725

Other URLs:

Notes: 

 

 

City: OH, Akron area - Amperion system - 44303

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 6/2/2006

Date of last inquiry: 2/7/2007

Date of last status report: 

Location(s):  Highland Square area.

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=44303

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=44303

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 1.7-50 MHz

Date operation started: 10/14/2004

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:

Local club: Local club:

Electric utility: FirstEnergy, 76 South Main St, Akron, OH, 44308

Electric utility contact: Erik Licis, 800-962-6113, fe_telecom@firstenergycorp.com

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:  First Communications.

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes: 

 

 

City: OH, Akron area - Mitsubishi system - 44240

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 6/2/2006

Date of last status report: 

Location(s):  Kent, OH

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=44240

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=44240

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-24 MHz

Date operation started: 3/22/2006

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:

Local club: Local club:

Electric utility: FirstEnergy, 76 South Main St, Akron, OH, 44308

Electric utility contact: Erik Licis,  800-962-6113, fe_telecom@firstenergycorp.com

BPL Manufacturer: Mitsubishi

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  First Communications.

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City: OH, Bowling Green - 43402

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 6/2/2006                                        

Date of last status report: 8/2/2005

Location(s):  Insertion point at Dacor HQ (West) Wooster North Grove Evans (map)

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=43402

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=43402

ULS licensee info: http://pulse.arpa.org/7.cgi?city=&county=WOOD&state=OH&service=&freq1=2&freq2=50&submit=Submit+Query

Number of homes/users passed: About 70

Number of actual  users: 10

Frequencies of operation: 2-50 MHz

Date operation started:

Description of system: Amperion overhead pilot with 7 units on-line

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:  Loren Phillips (W8PSK)

Local club: Local club: Wood County Amateur Radio Club

Electric utility: Bowling Green Municipal Utilities

Electric utility contact: Kevin Maynard

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:  DACOR, Inc.

Operator/ISP/partner contact: George Stossel, W8GGS, stossel@dacor.net

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

     Loren Phillips:

           http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/individual/W8PSK-6-12-2007.html

Note: W8PSK is reporting that the notching on the 28 MHz band was sufficient to prevent interference to his mobile operation in the locations he looked at.  This improved notching has been implemented in the entire generation 2 portion of this system. .

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

     Wood County Amateur Radio Club

     http://www.dacor.net/ArorA/bpl_Ham-Info.htm

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

City:  OH, Brimfield - 44278

System status: (P)

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the databse, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point.  System is pending or still under consideration.

Date of last entry in this database: 2/6/2007

Date of last status report: 

Location(s):

 Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=44278

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=44278

Number of homes/users passed: 

Number of actual users:
Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City:  OH, Cincinnati and environs = 45040 ff

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 12/17/2005

Date of last status report: 8/2/2005

Location(s):  Multiple. Includes locations in Cincinatti, Hyde Park, Mason, Middletown, West Chester and others.

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45040     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45044

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45069     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45140

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45203

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45204     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45205

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45206     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45207

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45208     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45209

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45211     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45212

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45213     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45226

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45227     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45233

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45236     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45237

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45238     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45242

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45243     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45247

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=45248

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45040     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45044

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45069     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45140

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45203

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45204     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45205

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45206     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45207

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45208     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45209

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45211     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45212

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45213     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45226

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45227     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45233

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45236     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45237

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45238     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45242

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45243     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45247

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=45248

Number of homes/users passed: 60,000

Number of actual users: Not disclosed, but various analyst estimates peg it at 10 to 20% take rate.

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: Cinergy

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:  Current Communications Group, 100 Town Center Dr, Suite G, Rochester, NY 14623, Current Technologies, http://www.currenttechnologies.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Carmen Defeo, info@current.com, 877-775-8446 Jim Mollenkopf, Jim.Mollenkopf@currenttechnologies.com

Operator/ISP/partner:   Current Communications (joint venture with Cinergy and Current Technologies)

Operator/ISP/partner contact: Jim Mollenkopf

Modulation type/chipset: HomePlug

Interference reports:

     Mark Reising (resolved)

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514683292

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment: http://p1k.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/pictures/Current/index.html

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060505/BIZ01/605050364/1076

     http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050417/BIZ01/504170315

Other URLs:

     http://www.cinergy.com/News/default_corporate_news.asp?news_id=420

Notes:

 

 

City: OH, Clyde - 43410

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation has been done.

Date of last entry in this database: 10/18/2007

Date of last status report:

Location(s):  Early trial was located at Buckeye St, between Main and George, near Library and Verizon recycle center. New system is expected to be city-wide.

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=43410

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=43410

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 13.3 - 33.3 MHz

Date operation started: 6/14/2006

Description of system:

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility:

Electric utility contact:

BPL Manufacturer:  Corinex

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner: Shpigler Group

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.uplc.utc.org/page/admin/?cbr_v=dcb&nt=true&cbr_eid=40929&ct=contentbrowser

     At a Glance: Clyde looks at possibility of broadband, by JACK BUEHRER
     (http://www.thenews-messenger.com/news/stories/20040505/localnews/360751.html)

     http://www.shpigler.com/news/2006/Ohio_Votes_For_BPL.pdf

Note: Other URLs:

     http://www.clydeohio.org/pdf/Clyde2005AnnualReport.pdf

     http://www.clydeohio.org/BOPL/CLYDERequestforProposalBOPL.pdf

Notes: The newspaper article is the only report ARRL has at this time

 

 

City: OH, NRECA (Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative Association), parts of Mercer Warren and Ashtabula counties

System status:  (P)

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

Note: See also PA, NRECA

Date of last entry in this database: 8/1/2006

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:

Local club:

Electric utility: Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative Associatio and 13 member utilities

Electric utility contact: Mary Mulligan-Haines

BPL manufacturer: IBEC

Modulation type/chipset: DS2 G2

Operator/ISP/partner: 

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City: PA, Allentown area

System status: (SI)

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

NOTE: PPL announced system trial will be terminated 10/31

Date of last entry in this database: 1/15/2006

Date of last status report: 10/10/2005

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink): Not listed in BPL database, several cities.

Number of homes/users passed: 17,000 according to UTC

Number of actual users:

     Press articles reported 1200 customers, but article reporting termination of test reported

     that refund credits will be given to PPLs 300 customers.

Frequencies of operation: 2-50 MHz

Date operation started: 11/2/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: PPL Telecom

Electric utility contact: Alan Richenbacher, PPL Telecom, 2 North Ninth St, Allentown, PA, 610-774-3779, agrichenbacher@pplweb.com http://www.pplbroadband.com/

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

     FCC correspondence about interference:

          http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/FCC/FCC_Allentwown1.pdf

     Vince Horvath

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516184084

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516185671

     Metavox (EMC Consultant)

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182982

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.mcall.com/business/local/all-ppl.5828695may02,0,5019810.story

Other URLs:

Notes:   Although PPL announced that the system is shutting down October 31, 2006, it is still reported as active in South Bethlehem.

 

 

City: PA, Bethlehem - 18015

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active. ARRL or local amateurs have verified that the system is in operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/25/2006

Date of last status report: 10/10/2005

Location(s):  Located in South Bethlehem

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=18015

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=18015

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 2-50 MHz

Date operation started: 11/2/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility: PPL Telecom                                                      

Electric utility contact: Alan Richenbacher, PPL Telecom, 2 North Ninth St, Allentown, PA, 610-774-3779, agrichenbacher@pplweb.com http://www.pplbroadband.com/

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

     FCC correspondence about interference:

          http://www.arrl.org/~ehare/bpl/reports/FCC/FCC_Allentwown1.pdf

     Vince Horvath

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516184084

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516185671

     Metavox (EMC Consultant)

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182982

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

          http://www.mcall.com/business/local/all-ppl.5828695may02,0,5019810.story

Other URLs:

Notes:  

 

 

City: PA, Chambersburg - 17201

System status:  (CX)

This system considered BPL, but chose not to implement it.

Date of last entry in this database: 12/18/’2005

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=17201

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=17201

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:  George Harris, N3GH@comcast.net Todd McLaughlin KB3KNV, IrishPints@comcast.net

Local club: Cumberland Valley Amateur Radio Club, http://home.comcast.net/~cvarc/bpl.html

Electric utility: Borough of Chambersburg

Electric utility contact: Eric Oyer, eoyer@chbgboro.com, Borough Manager

BPL Manufacturer: 

BPL Manufacturer contact:

Operator/ISP/partner:  

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

     http://www.publicopiniononline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050118/NEWS01/501180306/1002

     http://www.herald-mail.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=85231&format=html

     http://www.herald-mail.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=90987&format=html

http://www.potomacnews.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WPN%2FMGArticle%2FWPN_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031779888027&path=&tacodalogin=no

Amateur Radio Articles about this system:

     http://home.comcast.net/~cvarc/BPL/KB3HUC_BPL_Article.html

     http://home.comcast.net/~cvarc/BPL/ARRL_BPL_Article.html

Other URLs:

     CVARC PowerPoint presentation on BPL: http://home.comcast.net/~irishpints/BPLPP_files/frame.htm

     The Sphigler Group Proposal, http://home.comcast.net/~cvarc/BPL/shpigler.pdf

     CVARC presentation to Borough of Chambersburg: http://home.comcast.net/~irishpints/BPLPP.htm

Notes:

 

 

City: PA, Emmaus - 18049

System status: (SI)

This system was in operation, but shut down. It had unresolved interference reports or complaints that were completely resolved only when the system was shut down

NOTE: PPL announced system trial will be terminated 10/31 and credits issued to customers

Date of last entry in this database: 12/18/’2005

Date of last status report: 10/10/2005

Location(s):  Emmaus, PA, near Emmaus High School

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=18049

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=18049

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact: 

Local club:

Electric utility:  PPL Telecom

Electric utility contact: Alan Richenbacher, PPL Telecom, 2 North Ninth St, Allentown, PA, 610-774-3779, agrichenbacher@pplweb.com

BPL Manufacturer:  Main.net, http://www.powerline-plc.com

BPL Manufacturer contact: Joe Marsilii, jmarselii@powerline-plc.com

Operator/ISP/partner: 

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset:  DSSS

Interference reports:

     Steven Dove 

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514683205

     Carl Stevenson 

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514683299

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516183258

     Brian Kelly  

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6514683442

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516183212

     Metavox (EMC Consultant)

          http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6516182982

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City: PA, NRECA (Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative Association), parts of Crawford Erie, Vernango counties

System status:  (P)

This system is not active at this time and does not appear in the database, but they are expected to implement BPL at some point. System is pending or still under consideration.

Note: See also OH, NRECA

Date of last entry in this database: 8/1/2006

Date of last status report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

Number of homes/users passed:

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation:

Date operation started:

Description of system: 

BPL team name: 

BPL team contact:

Local club:

Electric utility: Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative Associatio and 13 member utilities

Electric utility contact: Mary Mulligan-Haines

BPL manufacturer: IBEC

Modulation type/chipset: DS2 G2

Operator/ISP/partner: 

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area: 

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes:

 

 

City: PA, Pittsburgh/Monroeville - 15146

System status: (AV)

Listed in the database as active.  ARRL or local amateurs have verified that this system is in operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/29/2006

Date of last status report: 1/9/2006

Location(s):  Eastern side of Monroeville, PA. The west area of the BPL site includes Stroschein and Wyngate Drives, with side streets and apartment complexes (map)

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):

     http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm?q=15146

Licensed Amateurs in ZIP code:

     http://www.arrl.org/fcc/hamszip.html?zip=15146

Number of homes/users passed: “100-home trial” according to UTC.

Number of actual users:

Frequencies of operation: 3-30 MHz listed in BPL database

Frequencies of operation: 8.9-11.5 MHz 19.1-22.9 MHz 24-50 MHz as measured by the BPL team, at S8 levels

Date operation started: 12/1/2005

Description of system: 

BPL team name:  LIC-04 BPL team  

BPL team contact:  Ralph, OOC, W3ZPI@arrl.net

Local club:

Electric utility:

     Duquesne Broadband 411 Seventh Ave Pittsburg, PA  15219

     http://www.duquesnelight.com/News/NewsReleases/2005/nr051215.pdf

Electric utility contact: Jody Noble, jnoble@dge.com, 412-393-1196

BPL Manufacturer: Amperion

Operator/ISP/partner:  BPL Global, http://www.bplglobal.net/

Operator/ISP/partner contact:

Modulation type/chipset: OFDM/DS2, http://www.ds2.es

Interference reports:

Reports/descriptions from amateurs in the area:

Video recordings of interference:

Audio recordings of interference:

Pictures of BPL equipment:

FCC comments/reply comments:

Newspaper and media articles about this system:

Other URLs:

Notes: 

 

 

City:  PA, Warrendale - 15086

System status: (A)

Listed in the database as active. No verification of actual operation.

Date of last entry in this database: 5/23/2006

Date of last update report:

Location(s): 

Zip code locations (map hyperlink):