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How do they read the gas, hydro and water meters from distance?

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JHW wrote: RTL-SDR units are cheap, the major challenge will be identifying your own signal and figuring out how often it's updated, etc.
If I shutdown the main breaker my signal will disappear at least for a while
a diff and some python magic will get me the results imediately
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JHW wrote: No, the smart meters connect with neighbourhood hubs on the 900MHz band, far lower than Wi-Fi.
yeah I doubt that they reinvented the wheel in Canada
maybe the protocol could be different but I do not see why they would bother ...maybe to make sire there is no tampering and packet forging :-))

That being said if there is no signature on the packets I could sent them lower readings :-)) and lower my bill
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CuriousC wrote: yeah I doubt that they reinvented the wheel in Canada
maybe the protocol could be different but I do not see why they would bother ...maybe to make sire there is no tampering and packet forging :-))

That being said if there is no signature on the packets I could sent them lower readings :-)) and lower my bill
I assume /sarcasm Upside-down Face

Cuz even if this did work … it would eventually catch up with you when the house is sold / changes hands

Cuz at that point there will be an ACTUAL READ done
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Yeah it is. There is no way to stop the oroginal signal. You can add to it but that will raise a flag at their end
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JHW wrote: No, the smart meters connect with neighbourhood hubs on the 900MHz band, far lower than Wi-Fi.
no they dont, they use 2500
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