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New 5G Tower Outside My Window
March 8, 2018
2:50 am
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Recently I watched as some workers installed what I thought was going to be a traffic light right outside my window.

Unfortunately, I learned, it is a brand new AT&T 5G tower. I’m on the 3rd floor, and it is eye level, about 12 feet from my window.

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I am looking into a curtain I can place along my entire wall, over my windows.

Aside from that, moving (which I am looking into), wrapping me and my place in aluminum foil, what are my best options?

March 8, 2018
11:49 am
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HI pranaman, welcome to the forum. I assume for now that the AT&T tower will be transmitting pulsed microwaves – like 4G, 3G etc. In that case the screening advice on the main forum here is relevant. The curtain sounds like a good start provided it is made from a high quality material. There is also protective wallpaper and window film, and aluminium foil, which is reasonably effective.. A standard RF meter will confirm how effective your screening has been. If you need more there are bed canopies made from screening fabrics. They are expensive, but usually effective and provide good protection when sleeping, which is important. Be aware that when you screen, if you have any microwave devices in the house (wifi, mobile phones etc) then the radiation from them will effectively be amplified, as most of it will be reflected back instead of leaving the building.
Millimeter waves are a different proposition, if and when they arrive. They may actually be easier to deal with. Building fabric provided good protection (one of the problems for Big T). There is also a suggestion that conventional window film might be good for screening, but I’ve not seen any tests or reliable reports.See news item in https://www.electricsense.com/forum/emf-news-items/latest-news/ – ‘Solving a mm wave problem’. Also existing meters are not designed to cover the mm range.

March 9, 2018
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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the reply. I don’t know what they’ll be transmitting, but I would like to know.

Some more details I did not think to share – my wall facing the tower is approx. 12 ft wide x ~9 feet tall. My 2 windows on that wall are side to side and around 3 ft wide x 6 ft high each, so 6 ft x 6 ft together.

I just picked up 3 https://www.walmart.com/ip/EB1312-Emergency-Sleeping-Bag-83-x-35-Size-84-x-36-By-SE/193568745 from a local hardware store. I don’t have a microwave, so luckily that’s not an issue.

Earlier today I spoke with Josh of lessemf.com, and we discussed 2 things – shielding and a meter.

I’ve been doing a lot of other reading as well and and have a few more questions, if you don’t mind.

Regarding “the screening advice on the main forum”, I didn’t find exactly where that is. Could you share the link?

Though searching, I see the term ‘RFI’. New to me, I’ve mostly been searching for ‘EMF’. Do I need to be searching for both terms?

As for meters, Josh suggested the CORNET ED-88TPlus. Do you agree?

Do you know of any inexpensive shielding curtain material?

I’ve been reading about window covering. Do you recommend any, preferably inexpensive, options?

Thank you.

March 9, 2018
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Hello again pranaman

There are a couple of articles on the main site which might be helpful
https://www.electricsense.com/7173/cheap-rf-shield-emf/
https://www.electricsense.com/1299/cell-phone-tower-protection-tips-what-to-do-if-a-cell-phone-tower-is-erected-next-to-your-home/
Regarding Cornett meters – I personally do not use them, but in general they seem to attract favourable comments from those who do. There’s a review of the 88T here
https://www.electricsense.com/10786/cornet-ed88t-emf-meter/

I’m not familiar with the term RFI so I can’t comment on that.

A friend of mine is looking at some ‘budget’ screening material, but as yet it has not been tried in a ‘live’ situation. For info it is NETEC mosquito netting but I’ve no idea about price or effectiveness.

Here’s an article about 5G and what the carriers may or may not be transmitting at some unspecified time in the future. Not sure if it helps or confuses
https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/editor-s-corner-what-we-know-and-what-we-don-t-know-about-5g-u-s

For windows some options are http://www.emfields-solutions……owfilm.asp. I use Sterling 20 which is good but not fantastic, if that helps. No doubt you will have local suppliers of these and probably similar products.

March 13, 2018
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hi Peter, thank you again, I’ve been looking through it.

I found https://www.emf-experts.com/block-emf.html. If you scroll down some, there’s a guy on a bed.

Do you know, or does anyone know what kind of fabric or material he is using?:

March 14, 2018
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Hard to tell what material he is using – most likely a silver-coated fabric of some kind.. Maybe there’s a reference on the website. Many of them use Swisshield or Aaronia, which both seem to have a good reputation. I have a Swisshield canopy which is very effective. But there are others, some of which are probably very good. There is probably info on the main site here about materials.

March 18, 2018
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I think that is why he is selling an e-book.

I now have a Cornet meter, an ED-88TPlus. Didn’t seem to find too much. I see there are 4 screens to toggle through. Most telling is the one in the “RF” setting, readings show low to medium.

I suspect there are mmw (millimeter waves) or other waves/signals that it does not pick up. According to https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/environmental-toxins/microwave-radiation-coming-lamppost-near/, waves are in the 30-300 GHz spectrum.

I also found emfcenter.com, and they recommend using 3 meters – an Acoustimeter, an Alpha UHS, and a Body Volt Meter. The Acoustimeter sounds promising, but afaik, it only goes up to 8 GHz

I have mylar sheets up as curtains. Not 100%, but helping. Still looking for a new place.

September 14, 2018
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I’m wondering if a screen window ( the type that’s made of metal, used to keep mosquitoes out) would work to block 5G from coming in through the windows, as a sort of Faraday Cage. I looked at the Wiki for 5G (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G) and it seems the frequency of 5G depends on if it’s fixed wireless of Mobile, with the frequency for fixed wireless being as high as 39 GHz. I tried to calculate the wavelength (Lamda) by using the formula Lamda = speed-of-light / frequency, but got the answer that the Lamda would be 7mm, almost a cm. Since you’re calling them mm waves, I’m not sure if my calculations are correct, but if I go by my calculations, to be safe, the space between bars should be an order of magnitude smaller (0.7mm). I’m not sure if my calculations are correct, and I would like to confirm with someone. The holes in a screen window aren’t ‘t nearly as small as 0.7mm, but they are much smaller than 7mm, so a screen window might have significant effect in blocking 5G. The best way to find out is if someone could measure the difference. I’d really appreciate any help in this, since I don’t want those waves frying my brain or my family’s brains.

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