Announcing Stop Smart Meters! FAQ

We are happy today to officially launch our new FAQ section which attempts to answer the many questions that reasonable people have when faced with the unreasonableness of ‘smart’ meter installations being pushed by their government and utility.  We hope it will be an ongoing project, informing people about the issue and why it matters and, most importantly, helping everyone become aware of our rights and how to defend them.

How did the FAQ come about?  For many months, we here at Stop Smart Meters! have been inundated with people sending us questions: “How do I stop them installing this meter?”  “How do I get them to remove this meter that is making me sick?” and many more.  As a relatively new organization with a limited budget and staff time, we have been struggling  to reply to the thousands of e-mails we’ve been receiving from those all over the US and abroad.  If you have sent us an e-mail and not heard back, we apologize.  Try the FAQ and if you can’t find an answer to your question feel free to e-mail us again. There is also a Links page.

The FAQ is not perfect, and as a work in progress, we welcome any suggested changes or additions.  This is a community resource and knowledge base and we encourage people to contribute their insights and wisdom. We are often asked for local contacts in places other than California, so if you would like to be listed in the Contacts Database, please let us know.

If you find this resource useful and want to help us keep fighting wireless smart meter mesh networks currently being installed in areas not aware of the dangers, please donate to us today.  We are able to continue our work through the generosity of hundreds of people around the world.  And we thank you. -SSM!

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7 Responses to Announcing Stop Smart Meters! FAQ

  1. You guys rock!

    thank you. thank you. thank you.

  2. kramer says:

    Has anybody come up with a radio transmitter that transmits at the same frequency (or frequencies) as these smart meters? If so, seems like we could mount them near the smart meters so they jam radio communications with the ‘central’ office.

    • Possibill says:

      When dealing with radiation you want to stop or at least neutralize it, not augment or add to it. Jamming the transmission signal, while it may be a good deterrent of sorts, may not stop and may even enhance the intensity of the system’s scanning signals going through the wiring in your home surroundings.

      • Redi Kilowatt says:

        Very true. There are mobile phone jammers available, and the new meters operate in the 900 Mhz UHF band, but so do some public agencies radio services like MERA, that are public works, police and fire all trunked together on an emergency radio system.
        This meter project is a product sold by very powerful corporations and the FCC is owned by those corporations.
        If anyone got caught by the FCC for jamming a special corporate project or a public radio system, the FCC will come down on you like a ton of bricks and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. I don’t know the penalties, but I sure wouldn’t want to find out. DON’T JAM ANY RADIO SYSTEMS, that only adds to the problem.

    • Jim says:

      Generally, anyone can transmit at low power, under 100 mW, without “permission”. It won’t take much more than a few micro watts to transmit a close up carrier wave on that frequency that would then stop it from transmitting.

      A “wifi” device first listens to see if something is transmitting on the frequency and if so, it holds off transmitting.

      This shouldn’t bother any other device because it would be too low of a power to go much farther than a few feet and only local to the meter, the idea is to saturate the smart meter receiver so it thinks the frequency is busy.

      Of course, just shutting off the transmitter doesn’t do you much good if the thing is somehow sending RF spikes down the house power wires, or the Zigbee RF transmitter is still enabled. It also doesn’t protect the community from hacks, close up privacy invasions or from EMP or even kids with a coil and a battery.

      We really want our mechanical meters back for all the many, many reasons listed in the sample letter.
      http://stopsmartmeters.org/sample-letter-to-utility/

      So it may be possible to do this. Someone would have to run tests against the particular meter that has been widely installed in an area. How would someone get a sample to test?

      This is another reason that these smart meters are a really dumb idea, there are so many ways to mess with the whole system it’s not funny. This is a catastrophe waiting to happen! And a big waste of everyone’s money, even if some of that money comes from the United States government, it’s still coming from the People.

  3. stinkfinger says:

    The units for BC Hydro are 900Mhz.(ie: 915-928Mhz)
    They use the MSP430 & CC1xxxx chips.
    I’ve worked in the past with these chips at 433Mhz.
    An 800mW transmitter in the same room at 440Mhz utterly freezes the units.
    Therefore, a 910Mhz “legal consumer” video transmitter (eBay) running 24×7 located next to the meter should theoretically render the meter useless.
    If they complain, then complain to Industry Canada that the meter is interfering with YOUR appliance!

  4. glomgold says:

    caution, the components are made with depleted uranium (as opposed to lead) to save cost in making these units.

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