DSL? Oh no, I'm sorry, I should have been more specific. I had DSL for a year 2 years ago. Then Verizon rewired the local area for fiber, so I've been on FIOS for the last year.
Now Verizon has it's faults -- boy, does it have it's faults! -- but in my DSL package, I got 4 line filters. Come to think of it, when I installed Business DSL at a couple of insurance firms last year, they got a bunch of line filters too, even though they didn't end up needing them. Sounds like SBC doesn't have their act together. The line filters are needed for DSL because they piggyback (for lack of a better term) the DSL digital signal on your phone line. (Think of them as a low pass filter! <g>) Without the filters, you WILL have carrier hum on the phone line. Then there's a separate (high pass) filter that separates the data signal from the analog phone traffic. Actually, if you can do it, the best thing to do is to put the two filters at the demark box. That way, you can filter the DSL out of your phone system right at the start, and you can then run a separate data stream from the same point. The only advantage to doing it the other way -- ie a filter on each phone and at the data jack for the router -- is that you can easily move the computer to another room without major rewiring. Funny thing about the two Verizon techs yesterday. Both seemed to be nice guys, very knowledgable. I had DirecTV over at the same time to move that service, the Verizon guys bent over backwards to work with him -- even drilled him a new hole for the dual-RG6 feed cables, loaned him some drill bits, helped him route his cables. But they wouldn't run an Ethernet cable up to the computer. Also wouldn't mount the wireless router on the wall were I wanted, instead put it on a desk (that's moving as soon as I get a chance to rearrange the basement) about 3 feet lower and 4 feet farther than where I wanted. Oh well, I'll just have to move it myself! If SBC is being a pain, screw'em. But get a broadband connection as soon as you can. Compared to our old dial-up service (FYI Networks), the cost difference is roughly $10 a month, we get more mailboxes, faster connections, and 24/7 access. It's actually cheaper for the FIOS service than it was for a 2nd phone line, like we had at the old house years ago. Of course, they've had DSL capabilities for years, and could charge a heck of a lot less if they wanted to, but don't get me started on THAT rant! 73, ron w3wn From: Tom Anderson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: 2006/07/25 Tue AM 08:20:53 CDT To: Ron Notarius W3WN <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] 4O3T Ron: GL on the DSL. I had SBC DSL for one day last spring and they so messed up both my phone lines with the DSL hum or whatever it is that I had them take it out the next day and got 0 help from their technical service people, like somehow I caused the problem. They said if I wanted any filters I had to buy them they weren't going to do anything about it. Then after returning everything in THEIR return box and shipping label they tried to accuse me of stealing their modem, etc. I told them to check with their returns department because I sure as heck didn't have it and if they continued to send me letters, make accusations, put it on my monthly phone bill, etc. I would see them at the courthouse or at least file a complaint with the Public Utility Commission or the FCC. The PUC or FCC complaint probably wouldn't do any good, but at least one of their attorneys would have to answer it, maybe. 73 de Tom, WW5L Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: >GL on your end of the trip Tom. > >With any luck, I'll have an antenna operational at the new QTH by then! >That is, once I find where the coax was buried (in amongst the boxes, that >is), get a desk cleared off, unbury the rig... > >...hey, at least Verizon was here today to get my Internet connection back >up & running. Now, you could say the techs were lazy... instead of running >an Ethernet line from the basement demark to the computer, they "gave" me a >wireless USB adapter for the computer. OK, so it's Part 15 802.11b, but RF >is RF, right? <g> > >73, ron w3wn > >-----Original Message----- >From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf >Of Tom Anderson >Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 5:58 PM >To: Russell Kellam Jr >Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] 4O3T > > >Russell: > >I'm scheduled to be one of the 4O3T ops the last week of operation. > 4O3T with a Texas accent hi hi. I'll try to listen well up in the >general class band when I operate. Just listen for 4O3T with a Texus >twang. Ghee haw!!!!! > >73 de Tom, WW5L > > > >Russell Kellam Jr wrote: > > > >>Nice of the 4O3T guys to stay outside thge General Class portion of >>the bands on 40 & 20 meters. 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