Saturday, August 21, 2010

SmartMeters' unintended consequences / The human magnet / Cellphone Service Comes at a Price / EMF-Omega News

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22 August 2010

Engineer questions SmartMeters' unintended consequences

By Dennis Rockstroh

Posted: 08/21/2010 12:00:00 AM PDT

Q After our house in Half Moon Bay got SmartMeters, we could no longer listen to AM radio.

The signals are swamped by loud rasping pulses of noise. I located the source of the strongest RFI (Radio Frequency Interference): the circuit breaker panel, where all the house wiring is concentrated. SmartMeters must use the wiring as a transmitting antenna.

I contacted PG&E on its website. No response. So, I sent a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission: no response.

Our local station on AM 1710 is hooked up to emergency services and first responders to provide emergency warnings and instructions to residents here on the coast. That function is obviously being severely compromised now.

As a retired electronics engineer, I have to say PG&E either did inadequate product testing before rolling out its new product or it just can't see the bigger picture. At some point in the future, the energy-saving benefits of SmartMeters may -- or may not -- be realized. However, in the meantime, we are all suffering from the operation of the law of unintended consequences.

Thomas I. Kirkpatrick

Half Moon Bay

A And "...

Q There are Federal Communications Commission requirements in the United States that manufacturers need to meet for emissions; that is, the noise emitting from

the device. The FCC specifies the noise may not be above a certain level. This is a requirement in order to get FCC approval. However, the United States does not have an immunity requirement. Your device must be able to withstand outside interference, meaning it still needs to be able to function when there is outside interference up to a certain level.

In the European Union this is a requirement; however, in the United States the FCC says that this is a design issue and if manufacturers are not making their devices well enough to avoid this outside interference then customers will buy other devices, thus incentivizing manufacturers to design their product better or customers will purchase competing brands.

PG&E's response was correct. The people complaining about the baby monitors need to complain to the manufacturers of the monitors or go out and buy a model that is better designed. There is nothing that is going to be foolproof. We have electromagnetic noise all around us.

James Bojorquez


The human magnet: Mother has amazing power to make metal stick to her body (and she also sets off car alarms)

By Arthur Martin
Last updated at 11:35 AM on 20th August 2010


For Some, Good Cellphone Service Comes at a Price
New York Times

Their reception is so crisp because of two cellphone base stations and 20 ... may cause cancer, though research on the subject has been inconclusive. ...


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