FCC 5/G Plan

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  1. WB5WPA

    WB5WPA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looking at the meters deployed here in the Dallas Ft Worth area with a spectrum analyzer, the Oncor distribution system, our meters (Landys and Gear brand) are *constantly* 'chatting' and transmitting data. I used a small log periodic antenna directed at *my* specific meter, so I could verify whether it was my meter's (or one of my neighbor's much weaker) signals.
  2. K0KUZ

    K0KUZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    James; (WB5WPA)

    Imagine the amount of rf emitted collectively at apartment complexes with numerous s-meters grouped together in close proximity to each other on a single wall of each building.
  3. WB5WPA

    WB5WPA Ham Member QRZ Page

    K0KUZ, it gives new meaning to the term "Hot spot."
  4. K0KUZ

    K0KUZ Ham Member QRZ Page


    You got that right.


  5. K0KUZ

    K0KUZ Ham Member QRZ Page

  6. W6RZ

    W6RZ Ham Member QRZ Page

  7. K0KUZ

    K0KUZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ronald W6RZ;

    Thanks for the link, had not seen that one as yet.

    I found this quote interesting and what really got me interested in researching s-meters:

    And incredulously, even former CIA Director David Patraeus boasted (in Wired, March 2012) that government will be routinely spying on through their “smart” appliances[13]. Thus, with CISPA’s focus on legalizing private data transfer deals for corporations to government agencies, the primary motivation behind the push for such legislation starts to become clear.[14]

    [​IMG]And not only would every detail of your life be tracked, but your access to electricity would be totally controlled: your appliances or entire home could be shut down at any time – without notice – by any utility, or government agency, or as another former CIA director James Woolsey stated, “a hacker on a cellphone in China.”[15]
  8. K0KUZ

    K0KUZ Ham Member QRZ Page




  9. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    In my favor... so I'm not sayin' a word about it! :) My electric bill had never been below $200 before the smart meter was put in. Now it's around the $140-150 range, and that includes the $22 for the street light.

  10. K0KUZ

    K0KUZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Doug; KD4MOJ

    Now that is good news. I hope that trend continues for you.

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