I was requested to measure the RF Radiation in various parts of Maple Ridge (MR) by a person wanting to move here. So I decided to drive about and see what RFR levels were evident.
I used a GigaHertz HF59B with the omni antenna and recorded the radiation levels using a GigaHertz NFA1000. (Thanks Hans). The meter and antenna were sitting in the passenger seat.
The readings are in µW/m². The meter maxed out at 300 µW/m² so the max may be 400, 600, or even 1000 µW/m². I shall have to re-do the drive with meter set to read the higher RFR levels. 1 - Leaving my house walking to my car on Kanaka Way - lots of WiFi from neighbours. 2 - Drive North on 232St - low levels - residential. 3 - Corner of Dewdney Trunk Road (DT) and 230St - HiRFR - WiFi from the Tim Hortons on corner 4 - 2 blocks S on 230St parked - very low levels - Close to Haney Pioneer Village 5 - DT and 228St - v. high RFR (?) 6 - South on 224St passing Lee Building which has many cell transmitters on roof - really bad. 7 - Further south on 224St high RFR levels - still in sight of the Lee building. 8 - Residential areas in North MR - LOW levels - Lots of trees - no sight of cell towers. 9 - DT East from Laity to 224St - v.v.high from tall apartment building at 222St with cell trans. 9+ - Parking at Friends in Need Food Bank - low RFR levels Conclusions 1 - Very high levels of RFR near cell towers. I have made several prior surveys in apartments close by. Not a place I would ever live. 2 - Many places in residential with acceptable low levels of RFR.