Tiburon council: SmartMeters can't be...

Tiburon council: SmartMeters can't be stopped

There are 104 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Aug 26, 2010, titled Tiburon council: SmartMeters can't be stopped. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Tiburon town officials, residents and a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. representative agree on one point: Local governments cannot block the utility from installing radio-controlled energy meters throughout Marin County.

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Since: Feb 08

Hana, HI

#101 Sep 9, 2010
Commander Bunny wrote:
^ last time I was at HSC, They had boxes of new 10W Wilson amplifiers for the 976MHz cell spectrum, cheap.
I'd deffinately want to be inside a car for shielding from that though.
Don't remember XERB, although XE is the prefix for Mexican Ham Ops these days.
Wow, 10 watt amplifiers for radio phones, I have never seen those . I will tell you what a friend of mine did when mobile phones first came out. Back then it was just 2 carriers, GTE MobilNet and Cellular One.
He put a 10 watt lineir on his Cellular One TDMA phone, that is when they were all 3 watts. He thought he was slick, but had trouble with his idea. He told me that the repeaters back then would monitor the signal strength of the received signal and then adjust the output accordingly. By him hitting the repeater with 10 watts, it thought that the user was right next to the tower and would send out a very weak signal so as to not over modulate. So his plan backfired.
Do you remember the old VHF marine radiotelephone systems, like the transmitter in Bolinas (KPH). We used to listen to ship to shore telephone conversations as kids, sometimes some very intimate talks between couples.
I wonder if they still use the old RMTS (Rural Mobile Telephone Service) in more remote areas of this country ?
Maybe you are younger than I thought CB, I thought everyone knew about the Wolfman Jack on XERB.

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Since: Aug 08

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#102 Sep 9, 2010
Pulipaca wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, 10 watt amplifiers for radio phones, I have never seen those . I will tell you what a friend of mine did when mobile phones first came out. Back then it was just 2 carriers, GTE MobilNet and Cellular One.
He put a 10 watt lineir on his Cellular One TDMA phone, that is when they were all 3 watts. He thought he was slick, but had trouble with his idea. He told me that the repeaters back then would monitor the signal strength of the received signal and then adjust the output accordingly. By him hitting the repeater with 10 watts, it thought that the user was right next to the tower and would send out a very weak signal so as to not over modulate. So his plan backfired.
Do you remember the old VHF marine radiotelephone systems, like the transmitter in Bolinas (KPH). We used to listen to ship to shore telephone conversations as kids, sometimes some very intimate talks between couples.
I wonder if they still use the old RMTS (Rural Mobile Telephone Service) in more remote areas of this country ?
Maybe you are younger than I thought CB, I thought everyone knew about the Wolfman Jack on XERB.
Oh yeah, I remember the VHF ship to shore Operators, and how easy it was to monitor Them.
I did'nt really listen to Wolfman Jack though.

But I have operated KPH on special event nights, there was one a few years back, but have'nt heard of any happening soon, as technically they were closed a few years back, 2007, I think.
Alot of nice pics/history on the station though.
Eric in HVL

Fort Dodge, IA

#103 Mar 11, 2011
OldAsDirt wrote:
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You granted the right to access your property as a part of doing business with PG&E. If you deny their right to access their meter, they are permitted to discontinue service until the situation is remedied.
In my neighborhood, they read all of the meters with binoculars from the street without even getting out of the truck. There is no reason for PG&E to come on my property.
teacher

Pleasant Hill, CA

#104 Mar 30, 2011
funny how simple spelling errors, such as 'thier', in this comment make the writer appear illiterate and not worth reading. I, for one, believe that illiteracy equals ignorant.
Peter M-SMART METERS wrote:
The installation of Smart Meters by PG&E and the mandated use by PG&E is a direct violation of the rights of the individual to prevent access to thier property to remove an electric or gas meter that is currently working and not providing incorrect or inaccurate information which is either read by PG&E or reported by the property owner to PG&E. The rights of the public to limit trespass on thier property is protected by law and were people to post a sign on their property staiting "NO TRESPASSING WITHOUT CONSENT OF THE OWNER" PG&E will have been given the proper notice not to trespass onthe property without the consent of the owner of the property. I know the government has taken some of the rights of the individual but the government has not yet taken away the right of the individual to restrict access to thier property unless a court order is presented to the property owner granting access to their property. This can be demonstrated by the taking of property by a governmental agency (the right of eminent domain) for the benefit of a developer and not for the benefit of government with compensation to the property owner for the taking which has been ruled in various cases across the nation to be a violation of the rights of the individual and particular governmental agencies are prohibited from taking private property for the benefit of developers with no direct benefit to government. It is up to the individual to protect his or her property rights and I urge those who read this to take a close look at what is happening with the installation of Smart Meters and decide for themselves whether they want the Smart Meters installed and wether they will post a sign on their property stating "NO TRESPASSING WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE OWNER".

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