5G in NYC
Some New Yorkers are asking if 5G is really coming since they haven’t seen 5G network antennas going up, but admit that they don't know what a 5G antenna looks like. (See photos, below.) While we are all sleeping or trying to sleep, during the wee hours the telecom installation trucks come out to install the 5G antennas.
I shared with my friend and partner affiliate, Rob Metzinger of Safe Living Technologies, that I’ve measured the 5G with the Gigahertz Solutions HF59D. This analyzer can measure up to 10 GHz, so it’s capturing the very lowest of the 5G network. 5G can penetrate through windows, but not brick. The signal added a power density average of 3,230 µW/m2 (microwaves per square meter) of High-Frequency microwaves to what was usually present in the office: an average of 5,000 µW/m2 in the 2.4-6.0 GHz band. (At ELEXANA, we do not use any wireless in the office or in our homes.)
Rob shared that someone measured a 27 GHz frequency signal in Santa Barbara which the technician assumed was 5G.
Interestingly, the frequency range of the 5G network is being kept from the public. The RF monitor designers that we’ve been in touch with are all waiting until they know what the frequency range of the 5G network will be so that they can start designing the sensors and circuitry.
Rhode and Schwartz has an analyzer that measures to 99 GHz, but the cost exceeds $40,000. R&S has granted us access to use this tool for when we need it. If you want us to test up to 99 GHz, you’d have to put in a special request with us.