[RFI] Power pole equipment/smart meters.

Bob K6UJ k6uj at pacbell.net
Tue Jul 26 13:02:07 EDT 2016

We also have smart meters that operate in the 896/935 commercial band.
You aren't immune from RFI though as you might think.  After they 
converted our neighborhood
over to the smart meters, I was plagued with RFI that seemed like power 
line noise.  It turned out to
be my neighbors smart meter.  It was from the electrical circuit inside 
the unit.  It took me 4 months
of badgering our electrical company to finally get it resolved. They 
kept saying it was not possible for
it to be the smart meters because the operate at such a high frequency, 
blah, blah.  When the technician finally
came out I walked with him over to my neighbors house with my portable 
radio on AM.  The AM signal roared when
we got close to the smart meter.  A half hour later, the smart meter was 
replaced with a new one and the RFI was gone !


On 7/26/16 7:46 AM, Michael C Martin wrote:
> They can relay from meter to meter as well as from
> the meter to a repeater that is usually mounted to
> streetlight brackets utilizing the photo cells
> mount as a power supply access point.
> Michael C. Martin
> RFI Services
> PO Box 411
> Traceys Landing, MD 20779
> 240.508.3760
> mike at rfiservices.com
> www.rfiservices.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RFI [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On
> Behalf Of Mike - W5JR
> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:59 AM
> To: KD7JYK DM09
> Cc: rfi at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [RFI] Power pole equipment/smart
> meters.
> Our smart meter utilizes the 896/935 commercial
> band. It's polled by their prominent "mountain"
> site. I receive an email when the mains disconnect
> from the co-op and when they reconnect.
> tnx
> Mike / W5JR
> Alpharetta GA
>> On Jul 26, 2016, at 1:05 AM, KD7JYK DM09
> <kd7jyk at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> : Probably SmartGrid equipment.  Could be
> wireless on any range of freqs.
>> I've always wondered about that stuff.  We were
> switched over to smart
>> meters a few years ago.  Fortunately no RFI and
> they operate on 900
>> MHz and
>> 2.4 GHz.  I was told by several meter readers
> and techs in the are
>> that they relay to repeaters in the area.  I'm
> out in the desert.
>> There is no other equipment for several miles,
> nothing on any poles
>> that's ever been seen and the hills with
> communications equipment are ten to fifteen miles
> out.
>> What could these new meters possibly be sending
> to?  I can't imagine
>> their range much more than to get across my
> land.
>> Kurt
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