Does anybody know what frequencies smart meters transmit on? Are they
yet another Part 15 device in the microwave ISM bands?
On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Gary Tuck <email@example.com> wrote:
> I was cruising thru the neighborhood with the car AM radio tuned to 530 and
> found nothing remarkable. Driving along main streets, several areas kicked up
> the noise
> significantly. As I pulled into the garage, the radio was overwhelmed
> by noise. hmmmm. Once again I hit the main breaker in the panel cutting off
> all power to the house
> and the noise didn't change. On my rig it sounds like band noise just 5-7 S
> units stronger.
> Our electrical panel is in the garage, and the suspected Smart meter just
> outside of course.
> Is this normal or does it point to a fault in meter installation. I've never
> had reason
> to check noise in the garage before so I don't have a baseline.
> 73, Gary W7TEA
> On 12/22/2010 8:46 PM, Gary Tuck wrote:
>> More testing to do!!
> One useful technique is to use a portable receiver as a sniffing probe
> very close to the device in question, and ESPECIALLY to any WIRING
> connected to it. I use the HF RX that's built into my 2M/440 talkie.
> It's not a great RX, but it's good enough for this purpose in close
> proximity to a noise source.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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