Modeling Meter Emissions
In case you missed it (like the corporate media), Sage Associates have issued a startling Addendum to their recent modeling report on the Itron SKAMI-4 model smart meter. It reveals that emissions from the Silver Springs OWS-NIC514 model wireless electric meter being forcibly installed on a mass basis by PG&E is 4.87 times (or 487% higher) than the Itron SKAMI-4 meter.
“INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE OF THIS ADDENDUM
This Report Addendum has been prepared to document radiofrequency radiation (RF) levels associated with the Silver Springs/PG&E wireless smart meter model OWS-NIC514 that is being installed in northern California and other service areas within PG&E territory.
Following completion of the original Smart Meter RF Assessment which used the Itron SKAMI-4 meter as the ‘type’ meter, it came to the attention of the authors that PG&E’s OWS-NIC514 model might have higher RF emissions. This would likely result in greater numbers of conditions where FCC violations of the public safety limit could occur; and greater space within private residences and properties that might be chronically exposed to excessively high RF levels, some of which could reach levels reported to cause adverse health effects.
The previous report (also downloadable from this webpage) provided predicted RF levels from the ITRON SKAMI-4 model in use by Southern California Edison and possibly other utilities.
As with the original Report, computer modeling shows of the range of possible smart meter RF levels that are occurring in the typical installation and operation of a single smart meter, and also multiple meters in one location. Four reflection factors and ten duty cycles are modeled for each scenario (one meter or multiple meters). Collector meters are not assessed in this addendum.
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
The RF emissions from the Silver Springs/PG&E OWS-NIC514 smart meter are 4.87 times (or 487% higher) than the Itron SKAMI-4 meter. This ratio holds constant for any of the modeling scenarios previously assessed.
Potential violations of current FCC public safety standards for smart meters in the manner installed and operated in California are predicted in this Report, based on computer modeling (Data Tables D1 – D24).
Violations of FCC safety limits for uncontrolled public access are identified at distances out to a distance of more than one foot for a single meter, and several feet for multiple meters, even under the most restrictive FCC formula using only a 60% reflection factor.
This means that there is significantly more space within the area around the wireless meter that may either violate FCC public safety limits, or create excessively elevated RF levels in occupied space that is potentially exposing occupants to chronically elevated RF exposures.
See CONCLUSIONS Section for complete information….”
‘Smart’ Meter Radiation Measured – Video
From Stratford, Ontario comes an informative video from the martinwea YouTube channel. The radio frequency meter shows how strong the radiation is and the sound illustrates how often the meter is transmitting.