With 5G looming around the corner and 120 Elon Musk Space X Satellites a month for 5G being rocketed to space from Cape Canaveral for a 5G deployment expected to be operational in the next few years..... I wonder how I am going to measure higher Gigahertz microwave radiation when the affordable instruments on the market now only go to about 10GHz?
I have the Acoustimeter which says the Frequency Response is 200MHz to 8GHz. And the high end shielding fabrics I purchase block up to a maximum 10 Gigahertz.
If we ever needed high end meters, it is now, because the frequency bands that are being sold off now and that will be sold off will range from 10 GHz to 300 GHz. How will we know what is coming at us? I see that there are spectrum analyzers being sold that can measure higher RF but they cost anywhere from $20,000 to $200,000 and more.
My suggestion is that ES people in a given city, form a 5G Meter Group, and pool some money together to buy a unit, and that each person can check it out and use it when they want. I would be willing to head this group in my city.
But according to an article by the meter maker Gigahertz Solutioins, a leader in quality affordable RF meters, they claim: Quote: "Our approach in terms of measurement technology is future-proof."
So what are their plans for frequencies beyond 10 GHz?
Quote: "Currently there are no end-user devices publicly available for the two projected higher 5G bands at around 30 GHz and up to 86 GHz, let alone the required RF components in an acceptable price range. At the same time, as explained above, those bands are typically less relevant for individuals from a building biologyís point of view. Naturally we will have an eye on the further development but, until the situation changes, we will focus on optimizing our current product range.
Laboratory measurement equipment in the higher frequency range is of course available (for 10,000s of Euros/Dollars). Key players in this field are, for instance, Rohde & Schwarz, Anritsu and Narda-STS."
An old radar detector might be a good stop-gap solution, since anything over 5 GHz overlaps with radar frequencies.
They definitely pick up the automatic doors at supermarkets that use 10.5 GHz radar motion detectors. I'm not sure if they'll pick up frequencies that don't perfectly match the official radar frequencies, but I remember that Car and Driver magazine's reviews from roughly 10 years ago had that sort of information for each model.
Starlink is supposed to transmit at 24 GHz and up: