• Honeywell AMI Meters use radios that operate in the 900-MHz ISM band (which is the same frequency as the Automated Meter Reading or AMR meters that the PUD has been using for over 20 years) using Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology and they have a maximum transmit power of 1,000 milliwatts (mW). The radiation pattern of a device depends on the antenna and on surrounding objects. When installed in an electrical meter base, the energy radiated backwards through the meter base into the home would be significantly less due to the metal meter base.
  • The metal meter base reduces the energy transmitted into the residence and redirects the energy out the front of the meter. The signal sends and receives in the same fashion as an FM radio signal.