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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:18:04 PM on 15 October 2017.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Thursdays amusement: Noted vehicle at gate (600m way): Guy from energy company turns up, not the meter reader, & definitely nothing to do with replacing the faulty transformer: Interesting?

What had happened is, that when the moved the meter to the new faulty meter box (subject of recall), they put in this new bit of "White man Magic" that was supposed to talk to something in the sky, or a nearby meter (nothing within 500m). So they put in a Faraday cage (the meter box). Which likely explains why it was not working.

Thursdays effort was to actually fit a new module with two antennas. Interesting to note how stuffups like this continue to manifest.


 
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You'd think these people could get it right after so many years of commercial premises having meters that can be remotely accessed with GSM links. These have been around for at least 20 years.


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