PRESS RELEASE for Rally Outside the FCC

PRESS RELEASE for Rally Outside the FCC

A coalition of groups dedicated to raising awareness about the harms of wireless radiation will be holding a rally on April 20th, outside the Federal Communications Commission to oppose the forced installation of 4G/5G “small cells” in our neighborhoods and to protect the zoning rights of local communities in siting decisions for wireless infrastructure.

4G/5G would deliver hundreds of thousands of new cell phone towers outfitting virtually every utility pole or lamppost around the country with a “small cell” antenna.

Each “small cell” would come equipped with a power supply – potentially the size of a refrigerator – that would greatly impact the aesthetics of communities.

Thousands of independent scientific studies have shown that RF/MW radiation causes adverse health effects. According to many experts, the densification of our neighborhoods with wireless 4G/5G antennas and other wireless infrastructure may prove to be a very ill-conceived idea.

Fiber Optic cable, on the other hand, is a safe, fast, reliable, and far more cyber-secure alternative, and does not impact our health. Echoing the views of many scientists and medical experts, those rallying are calling for fiber-optic cables to every home, school, and business instead of 4G/5G wireless antennas and infrastructure.

The coalition of groups are asking that

  • 4G/5G small cells not be forcibly placed next to homes and in residential neighborhoods
  • The wireless industry not preempt local zoning rights regarding the placement of wireless infrastructure
  • Every home, school, and business be connected with safe, reliable, cyber-secure, fiber optic cables.

For more information about the rally, please go to, http://whatis5g.info/action/2017/04/event-outside-the-federal-communications-commission-fcc/

For more information about 5G, please go to http://whatis5g.info

 

 

 

How many pizza boxes represent the volume of one DAS antenna?

How many pizza boxes represent the volume of one DAS antenna?

To combat a prevalent marketing, branding lie – “DAS antennas are the size of a pizza box” –  repeated by the CTIA, Wireless carriers, and legislators, I measured carefully, built a demo prop, photographed, and did the math. The prop, the photos, and the numbers do not lie. I cannot say the same for the Wireless companies, the CTIA, their lobbyists, or our legislators.

Inquiring minds need to know:  How many actual pizza boxes represent the volume of one DAS antenna, excluding all support equipment.

Answer: 10 to 60 pizza boxes.

DAS = Distributed Antenna System
Pizza Box (Domino’s Extra Large) = 16.25″ x 16.25″ x 2.00″ = 0.30 cubic feet (photo below)
Pizza Box (Domino’s Small) = 10.25″ x 10.25″ x 1.75″ = 0.10 cubic feet (photo below)
DAS Antenna volume allowed in SB.649 = 3 to 6 cubic feet (photo below)

SB.649 Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Bill Text: SEC. 3. Section 65964.2 is added to the Government Code, to read:
(e) (1) (A)
(i) “Any individual antenna, excluding the associated equipment, is individually no more than three cubic feet in volume, and all antennas on the structure total no more than six cubic feet in volume, whether in a single array or separate.

20(ii) (I) The associated equipment on pole structures does not exceed 21 cubic feet for poles that can support fewer than three providers or 28 cubic feet for pole collocations that can support at least three providers, or the associated equipment on nonpole structures does not exceed 28 cubic feet for collocations that can support fewer than three providers or 35 cubic feet for collocations that can support at least three providers.”

http://scientists4wiredtech.com/2017/03/us-senate-wireless-hearing/

Scott Bergmann, VP, CTIA – The Wireless Association in his 3/2/2017 Testimony to the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:

“Right now today there are challenges both with the local zoning process and, as you mentioned, with federal agencies, so we would certainly appreciate this committee’s attention to finding opportunities to right size that process so that we exclude small cells where appropriate that are the size of a pizza box or a lunch box. I don’t think anyone thinks it’s a process that applies to a 200-foot tower should apply, when you are putting a lunch box on top of an existing building.”

CA Senator Ben Hueso Testimony, Bill Sponsor (most likely reading a CTIA-provided script) in his 4/4/17 testimony to the CA Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee:

“Building the wireless network of tomorrow requires the rapid deployment of small cell [structures] often no larger than a pizza box — and that’s a small pizza box [audience laughter] and you can see it here [more audience laughter]. We brought an example of one [the demo prop that Vice Chairman Morrrel did allow in to the CA Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee Hearing on SB.649].

Steve Carlson, Counsel, CTIA – The Wireless Association in his 4/4/17 Testimony to the CA Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee:

(Carlson stands up and hefts the antenna with two hands to shoulder level) “This is the refrigerator that some people have been talking about.” (No one had yet mentioned the word ‘refrigerator’ in testimony at that point, Steve.)


Audience: “No, it [the refrigerator] is the power supply.” (the demo prop that Vice Chairman Morrrel did not allow into the CA Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee Hearing on SB.649)

You can see additional video clips here: http://scientists4wiredtech.com/2017/04/oppose-ca-sb-649/


Steve Carlson: laughter

CA Senator Ben Hueso Testimony, Bill Sponsor continues: “These small structures are far different and in many ways much preferable to traditionally large macro-cell towers.”

Steve Carlson, Counsel, CTIA – The Wireless Association continues:

“We are working to enhance infrastructure to maximize the performance of today’s fourth generation wireless and prepare for the next generation of connectivity, 5G. Small cells with strengthen existing 4G Networks while serving as the building blocks for 5G . . . it is critically important that California policy makers take action to remove unnecessarily obstructive barriers to innovation and investment while balancing municipal interests. We believe SB.649 does that.”

An opposition speaker from Scientists For Wired Technology, in his 4/4/17 Testimony to the CA Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee:

“In addition to this prop here [pointing to a DAS antenna that the CTIA left on the table], which is relatively small, the bill actually says that the antenna can be three to six cubic feet. I know of no pizza box at my Domino’s that is three to six cubic feet. That’s just a marketing, branding lie. In addition, the power supply for this antenna [according to SB.649 is allowed to be] 28 to 35 cubic feet. That is larger than a refrigerator.”

Here are the actual measurements, Senator Hueso. We will publish this all at http://scientists4wiredtech.com

Domino’s Small Pizza Box = 10.25″ x 10.25″ x 1.75″ = 0.1 cubic feet

Domino’s Extra Large Pizza Box = 16.25″ x 16.25″ x 2.0″ = 0.3 cubic feet
 

Protest Rally Planned Outside the FCC to Oppose 4G/5G So-Called “Small Cell” Antennas Next to Our Homes

Protest Rally Planned Outside the FCC to Oppose 4G/5G So-Called “Small Cell” Antennas Next to Our Homes

PRESS RELEASE – April 13, 2017

The Wireless Telecom Industry is hell bent on installing 4G/5G antennas and infrastructure in the public rights of way in residential communities around the country and are aggressively pushing legislation on the federal, state, and local levels. A coalition of groups, dedicated to raising awareness about the harms of wireless radiation, is holding a rally on April 20th, outside the Federal Communications Commission to oppose the forced installation of 5G “small cells” in our neighborhoods and to protect the zoning rights of local communities in siting decisions for wireless infrastructure.

4G/5G will deliver hundreds of thousands of new cell phone towers outfitting virtually every utility pole or lamppost with a “small cell” antenna beaming hazardous radiation into our homes 24/7.  Each “small cell” comes equipped with a power supply – potentially the size of a refrigerator – that will greatly impact the aesthetics of our neighborhoods.

Thousands of independent scientific studies have shown that RF/MW radiation causes adverse health effects. According to many experts, the densification of our neighborhoods with wireless 4G/5G antennas and other infrastructure may prove to be a very ill-conceived idea.

Fiber Optic cable, on the other hand, is a safe, healthy, fast, reliable, and far more cyber-secure alternative. Echoing the views of many scientists, those rallying are calling for fiber-optic cables to every home, school, and business instead of hazardous 4G/5G antennas and infrastructure.

  • If you do NOT want a small cell beaming radiation into your home 24/7
  • If you do NOT want the wireless industry preempting local zoning rights
  • If you DO want to connect all homes, schools, and businesses with safe, reliable, cyber-secure, fiber optic cables

. . . then please join us for a demonstration outside the FCC Offices from 9:00 – 10:15 am on April 20th (445 12th St SW, Washington, DC 20554). You are encouraged to also attend the FCC open meeting that will be held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm that same day.

For more information about the rally, please go to, http://whatis5g.info/action/2017/04/event-outside-the-federal-communications-commission-fcc/

For more information about 5G, please go to http://whatis5g.info

 

 

Press Release – Protest Rally Planned Outside the FCC to Oppose 5G “Small Cells” Next to Our Homes

Press Release – Protest Rally Planned Outside the FCC to Oppose 5G “Small Cells” Next to Our Homes

PRESS RELEASE – April 13, 2017

The Wireless Telecom Industry is hell bent on installing 4G/5G antennas and infrastructure in the public rights of way in residential communities around the country and are aggressively pushing legislation on the federal, state, and local levels. A coalition of groups, dedicated to raising awareness about the harms of wireless radiation, is holding a rally on April 20th, outside the Federal Communications Commission to oppose the forced installation of “small cells” in our neighborhoods and to protect the zoning rights of local communities in siting decisions for wireless infrastructure.

4G/5G will deliver hundreds of thousands of new cell phone towers outfitting virtually every utility pole or lamppost with a “small cell” antenna beaming hazardous radiation into our homes 24/7.  Each “small cell” comes equipped with a power supply – potentially the size of a refrigerator – that will greatly impact the aesthetics of our neighborhoods.

Thousands of independent scientific studies have shown that RF/MW radiation causes adverse health effects. According to many experts, the densification of our neighborhoods with wireless 4G/5G antennas and other infrastructure may prove to be a very ill-conceived idea.

Fiber Optic cable, on the other hand, is a safe, fast, reliable, and far more cyber-secure alternative. Echoing the views of many scientists, those rallying are calling for fiber-optic cables to every home, school, and business instead of hazardous 4G/5G antennas and infrastructure.

  • If you say NO to a small cell beaming radiation into your home 24/7
  • If you do NOT want the wireless industry preempting local zoning rights
  • And if you DO want instead to connect all homes, schools, and businesses with safe, reliable, and cyber secure fiber optics

. . . then please join us for a demonstration outside the FCC Offices from 9:00 – 10:15 am on April 20th (445 12th St SW, Washington, DC 20554). You are encouraged to also attend the FCC open meeting that will be held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm that same day.

For more information about the rally, please go to, http://whatis5g.info/action/2017/04/event-outside-the-federal-communications-commission-fcc/

For more information about 5G, please go to http://whatis5g.info

 

 

2017 Test of 5G in Sacramento

2017 Test of 5G in Sacramento

Photos from Public Planning Documents

We have discovered a series of photos we can share with you right now.

  1. All over downtown Sacramento
  2. 25 feet from second story bedroom windows
  3. No Radio-Frequency Microwave Radiation (RF/MW radiation) pre/post analysis
  4. Public Hearing in March 2017, awaiting final scheduling
  5. Call Sacramento Planning at 916-808-7686 for hearing date