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Sara Rath, Goonengerry

I was born in Byron Bay and I am deeply concerned for the known and unknown impacts of 5G technology.

Our community and council voted against 5G with mass amounts of protesters coming to the streets. It was not only this community, but all over the world, with whole countries refusing this unsafe and not properly tested technology.

I have been present at the Suffolk tower this week and the lack of support or understanding from our police and Council has hurt me deeply.

One of the police officers asked a protester, ‘How many watts is coming from the tower?’ Wattage? The tower is not a light bulb, and this lack of understanding should not be coming from our local protectors – their children and loved ones will be affected too.

I wish our Council was standing with us. Are they fighting on a federal level?

This work is going ahead as I write this, our protectors have been banned from the tower. Protesters being shamed for showing up with restrictions in place, and yet again the irony that this work is taking place while there is a ‘pandemic’ – what’s the rush? Faster internet?

Why are there 20 plus police officers at the tower with only a few protesters remaining? Crystal meth is one of the much larger issues that our police could be working on, yet they are protecting large corporations’ interests.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. NBN Fixed Wireless has been transmitting all over our shire for the past 4 years at 3.5Ghz .
    Telstra and Optus 5G is operating at 3.6Ghz .
    Home wifi modems transmit at 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz .
    NBN Satellite operates between 26.5Ghz and 40Ghz.
    Bureau of Meteorology radars operate in the 3Ghz band in the tropics or 5Ghz band in sub tropic regions .
    Car frontal and rear collision avoidance technology operates in the 26Ghz and 77Ghz bands.
    Many unknown car owners are spraying the children at our schools and day care centres with 77Ghz radar emitting continuously .
    Infrared heaters as used in your home or cafes etc operate at 400Thz .
    Baby monitors have frequencies up to 2.4Ghz for wireless transmission.

  2. I think you’ll find that watts are used to measure power output as well as the power used by a lightbulb and the misunderstanding is with the letter writer – not the police.
    How can someone with absolutely no understanding of electronics think they are an authoritive source of what 5g does and doesn’t do? Dunning Kruger?

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