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“STEALTH” METER TECHNOLOGY

We recently visited a property for sale in Talent, Oregon. The seller and prospective buyer (our friend) claimed they had a great new meter, and that it had a spinning wheel. Therefore, they assumed it was a rotary/analog meter with no radio-frequency transmissions.

Well… this is great, we thought, but unfortunately it’s not true. We tested the new electric meter from Pacific Power with our Cornet R.F. measuring meter, and found it was pulsing radio frequency in a low range every TEN SECONDS.

We’ve been told by a representative from the Public Utility Commission that if we opt out, and our old analog meter keeps working, that no changes will be made — as long as, of course, we pay $137 up front and $37 a month, ongoing.

They also said if our old meter stops working, they will install a NON-Radio Frequency.

We are waiting to discover the truth, come the roll-out.