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Re: Smart Meter Extension Ring?? [Re: AllClear] #217732 11/03/16 11:33 PM
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These antennas are pretty far apart, about a quarter mile as far as I can tell.
I will look around the next time I am driving around in my golf cart and see how many I can spot. So far I only know of 2 in my neighborhood but there may be some I have not seen.
The last time I talked to my line man buddy, he did not know much about them. That was right about the time they installed them tho. Maybe he knows more about them. A different crew does this.

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Re: Smart Meter Extension Ring?? [Re: AllClear] #217733 11/04/16 01:00 AM
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Re: Smart Meter Extension Ring?? [Re: AllClear] #217734 11/04/16 10:33 AM
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There you go!
I guess I was looking for the wrong thing. I imagine there are some fat meters scattered around the neighborhood

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Re: Smart Meter Extension Ring?? [Re: AllClear] #217736 11/04/16 02:26 PM
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That is the most informative link to information that I have seen in a long, long time.

Thank You!!!

Re: Smart Meter Extension Ring?? [Re: AllClear] #217737 11/04/16 09:02 PM
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Yeah, I've gotta chuckle at the scatterbrains that think an RF signal is gonna roast their gonads! Wonder how many years they sat in front of a cathode ray tube pointed at their head and it never bothered them! Hah! Wonder what kind of meltdown they would have if they could actually hear the PLC signals like i can in the house!
I Still gleaned a lot of info from that write-up and some of the other links about the system. Thanks TWH
Just for reference, I figured out the extension on my meter is a Cooper PRT-850
& The Meter appears to be an Itron Centron

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