ARRL Gets Under the Wite-Out

Ars Technica explores what hams' FOIA request wrought
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We reported recently that the American Radio Relay League had obtained paperwork from the Federal Communications Commission through a Freedom of Information Act request, seeking to find out more about the FCC's position on the contentious Broadband over Power Line technology issue.

Matthew Lasar at Ars Technica explores what was written, and what was edited out in documents that the FCC has said supported its position in favor of BPL.

Hams believe the technology for transmitting broadband using electrical lines causes interference.

The column is interesting reading.


Gay Radio Gets a Coming Out

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Sponsor ID Comes Under Scrutiny

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