[RFI] Smart Meter Lawsuit in Texas

Jim Miller KG0KP JimMiller at STL-OnLine.Net
Sat Feb 25 04:56:38 PST 2012

Will someone explain to me what the method of control is?

  Do they cut my electricity to the house?
  Do I have to wire selected appliances to a separate distribution panel so 
they can cut it off?
  Do they "communicate" with the appliances?
  What about old appliances that may not have the ability to respond?
  Can they determine the current state of the appliance?

  How is the outage managed?
  How long?
  How often?
  What about medical requirements for environmental control?

  Is there a single management method for control or are they all different?
  Can it be temporarily bypassed?  I want to eat NOW, not at midnight.

Thanks es 73, de Jim KG0KP

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cortland Richmond" <ka5s at earthlink.net>
To: <rfi at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: [RFI] Smart Meter Lawsuit in Texas

>A whole-house RFI filter and transient suppressor panel could render a
> PL comms version useless.
> Cortland
> KA5S
> On 2/26/2012 1649, Jimk8mr at aol.com wrote:
>> Of course this is nutty. But keep in mind, this is coming from the same
>> people who wear tin foil hats.
>> AFIK there is no privacy invasion here. The communication is one way - to
>> turn off certain appliances when demand on the electrical grid makes it
>> necessary, and to restore power when peak loads have dropped.
>> There is nothing to communicate the status of the appliances  otherwise.
>> This is less of an imposition on your freedom than a red traffic light 
>> that
>>   requires the driver, under penalty of law, to stop his automobile to 
>> allow
>>   efficient use of the traffic grid.
>> 73  -  Jim  K8MR
>> In a message dated 2/26/2012 4:27:04 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>> qrv at kd4e.com writes:
>> This  sounds nutty to me - aren't these things running  milliwatts?
>> http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/texans-demand-freedom-from-smart-meters/
>> The  potential for Orwellian privacy-invasion is more troubling ...
>> givr  government and/or power companies the freedom to remotely
>> control my  appliances?
>> Let me think about that ... ok, long enough ...  NO!
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