Archive for December, 2016

We’ve been told over and over that the AMR meter does not send out except when the truck with the receiver drives by. Well, I quote from Itron’s (the manufacturer) FAQs about its power output level: “The Itron ERT operates under FCC Part 15.249 rules. The ERT transmission frequency operates between 910-920 MHz and is spread spectrum, frequency hopping. The power output level is .75 milliwatts, the maximum allowed by the FCC. The transmission of the ERT message occurs every 1 to 2 seconds and the duration of each transmitted message is 5.86 milliseconds.”

So – we know the FCC rules do not take into consideration health effects. And, if what they say is correct, the frequency emissions are continuous and at the maximum allowed. Are these harmful? I’ll let you decide.