Yesterday I posted an article about the illegal jamming of signals (GPS, cellphone, etc.) on which we depend. In a comment, an anonymous reader asked whether such jammers could also block signals emitted by so-called 'smart meters'. I've never thought of jamming meter signals, but it may be possible if you could establish the wavelength on which they operate. Trouble is, you might jam other nearby meters as well as your own: but the owners of those meters might not want them jammed. This could cause all sorts of nastiness with your neighbors.
Some readers may not be aware of the controversies surrounding these meters; so I've embedded a short video clip that our anonymous contributor linked to in his comment.
(The sample letter referred to in the clip, forbidding installation of a smart meter, may be found at its YouTube page. Click the 'Show More' button below the video to see it.) I'm pleased to see that some jurisdictions are now rolling back the previously mandatory installation of these meters. Click here to see what the California Public Utilities Commission is doing about it.
In general, I see no reason why power companies can't design a 'smart meter' that doesn't also act as a 'smart snooper', invading my privacy. When they do, I'll allow them to install one on my home. Until then . . . fuggetabahtit!