Friends, this page is for sharing people's complaints about "smart" meters. If you know anyone who is suffering, or if you, personally, would like to document what is going wrong with your s'meter, and would like to share it anonymously, this is the place to do it! Just go to the "Contact" page and send me an email, along with your consent to share the information online. Thank you!
"Georgia Power will conduct...an "RF Investigation" at my location concerning a PSC complaint filed in May 2012 regarding problem with the Sensus Smart Meters installed on this property. Georgia Power has been notified about radio produced infrasonic problems at this location for the better part of 2 years now. In four visits from Georgia Power employees, including one visit by two engineers, their meters were never checked nor RF detection equipment used, despite being told that the problem caused pressure on the eardrums, feelings of heat upon the eyes and the perceived sound of a diesel engine running at a distance, all recognized and known effects of radio frequencies [emphasis mine].
"The Georgia Power investigation will (undoubtedly) show that their equipment functions properly. The RF problems are noticeable mainly from till , though have been observed at all hours of the day and night. After receiving the PSC complaint, the problem exists, yet has been attenuated somewhat, meaning adjustments have been made to equipment.
"The base of the problem has been tentatively identified as the work of the installed "smart meters"; after recording and review of the RF "investigation" done by Southern Company employees are complete on Thursday, test equipment measurements and recordings will take place in the days, weeks, and months that follow using personnel and equipment not owned nor operated by The Southern Company to show the presence and source of this serious problem, which The Southern Company has ignored, and denied, before even testing for it. Should it be proven that these serious problems were a result of negligent or determined efforts by the manufacturer, operator and end users of these installed devices, legal action will be forthcoming."
Slightly restated (by the complainant):
"GA Power has been out here 4 diff times since late 2010, sent 2 engineers one time, never once checked those meters or mentioned them. After two years, and when I discovered those meters were what they are (I didn't even start researching those things till I finally zeroed in on them recently, I didn't know when the techs came out those things could be the problem) I finally got fed up and filed a PSC complaint. Within 24 hours GA Power contacted me and was setting up an RF team. After the complaint the problem lessened (meaning they do have means to control the power levels of these things), though for some strange reason it still does it during late night/early morning (sleep time), so without a doubt there is some sinister reason for that to continue. Evil is what is going on. I've already been "warned" that I've pissed people off. I say let me blast infrasonic radio signals at your head (one meter is about 5 feet from the head of my bed) for years and see how pissed THEY get; esp. when it seems like if you're reporting rf problems they'd at least check their equipment that uses rf to communicate...something is definitely trying to be hidden."
"[I] am 62, work from home and have been getting worse and worse (insomnia, heart palpitations, more than normal ringing in the ears, is much more prevalent). If you can help please let me know. "
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"Over the past two to three years, my wife has developed several neurological issues for which she has been seeing a neurologist in GA. The major disease she is being treated for is Parkinson's Disease which the medical community has been unable to classify a known cause for the disease. She has also had some other issues requiring additional medications.
"Coincidentally, our home was fitted with a new radio frequency metering system to meter home power consumption in November, 2008. The headboard for her bed is located on the same outside wall of her bedroom as where the EMC meter is located, a distance measured in inches, not feet. I was not aware of any problems associated with radio frequency metering until I read news reports this morning about Senate Bill 459.
"It is well known that exposure to RF energy over time has a cumulative affect on the human body. I will give you an example that has been known since the 1960s.
"I was a microwave radio technician in the United States Air Force from August, 1961 to July, 1965. Upon leaving the Air Force, I went to work at the KennedySpaceCenter working for RCA doing the same job as in the U.S. Air Force. We were constantly warned that exposure to RF energy (microwave radio and RADAR radiation) could cause cell damage to our bodies. One of the immediate problems that might develop was a disease usually found in senior citizens and not young people; cataracts of the eye.
"When working with microwave radio, we're talking about output power of less than one watt (klystron tube). In comparison, a home microwave uses a magnetron tube with much higher output wattage. For these devices to be certified, the government requires that extensive shielding be built into the microwave chassis to protect users.
"Years later, I was a medical sales representative where the measured use of radio frequency was used to treat and control certain medical conditions.
"Sir. You and the power companies are playing with devices that we don't know the affects of long term exposure on the human body. I am asking that you and the Georgia Senate at least give Georgia citizens the choice of having these radiating devices on our homes or not.
"Please give citizens the option to OPT OUT of using these devices and don't penalize citizens by requiring a fee to OPT OUT."
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