The Acousticom 2 is a small, handy and economical meter for measuring wireless (radio frequency) radiation from mobile phone base stations, NBN towers, modems, baby monitors, tablets, WiFi, cordless phones and other wireless devices.
It detects signals in the frequencies used by most communications systems (200MHz to 8GHz). This covers the 600 – 900 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz 5G / LTE bands.
It measures the total wireless exposure in any location in volts per metre (V/m). It can be used to identify ‘hot spots’ to be avoided or shielded and ‘safe’ zones for beds or workstations.
The Acousticom 2 is the ideal instrument for people interested in monitoring smart meters and other modern devices that emit very short bursts of RF. The Acousticom 2 takes approximately 500 readings a second and hold the value long enough to see on the LED display. Many RF meters cannot easily measure the levels of these signals. It is sensitive to 0.01 V/m.
When measuring, we advise turning the meter to obtain the highest measurement. This is because the internal antenna is at the upper half of the case and at the back. Signals are best measured when the source is behind the instrument, but also quite good with the source to one or other side.
The Acousticom 2 comes with a booklet unique to EMR Australia which explains, in simple terms, what you need to know about measuring radio frequency radiation. It contains easy-to-understand instructions, including:
- detailed directions about how, when and where to measure for optimum results
- charts for easy recording of your fields
- handy safety tips
- information about ‘safe’ levels of exposure
- instructions for reducing exposure from common sources.
Does the Acousticom2 measure 5G radiation?
The Acousticom 2 measures from 200 MHz to 8 GHz, including the 3.5 and 3.6 GHz band currently being rolled out for 5G.
In the future, some 5G networks will operate at higher frequencies, such as 25-28 GHz. We will have an additional meter for measuring these high fields, but it will not replace the Acousticom 2, as both meters will be needed.
- A line of coloured LEDS displaying Peak exposure levels in V/m
- Measurement range: 200 - 8 000 MHz ±6 dB (typical accuracy)
- Sensitivity (Peak Display): 0.01 - 6.00 volts per metre (V/m) 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.1 0.3 1.0 3.0 6.0 V/m; (equivalent to 0.5 to 100,000 peak µW/m2)
- Some intermediate points when two LEDs are both lit are also defined: 0.2 0.6 2.0 4.5 V/m
- The speaker may be switched on and off
- An alarm sounder at higher exposure levels (may be disabled)
- Power source: 1x PP3/MN1604 9 volt Alkaline or Rechargeable
- Power draw: 40 to 90 mA (depends on the sound volume)
- Battery life: Up to 10 hours continuous with normal alkaline battery » Low battery indicator light (the green 'on' light turns red)
- Guarantee: 5 year guarantee; if, after 5 years, the meter appears to be malfunctioning, the manufacturer has agreed to check it free of charge and repair where possible, as long as the owner pays the 2-way postage.
Customer reviewsHere's what customers have said about Acousticom 2 meter
'It's brilliant! I love it! I'm so glad I bought it.' Susan
'I became sensitive to wireless radiation this year. My symptoms include fatigue, dizziness, headaches, nausea and brain fog. I hired an Acoustimeter from EMR Australia and to my shock; I found significant levels of electrosmog almost everywhere. Like most EHS individuals, I find it difficult to identify unsafe areas before it's too late. So I bought an Acousticom 2 from EMR Australia so I could choose the best places to exercise, eat, shop, work and relax without bringing on significant symptoms. I'm very pleased with this meter and I take it wherever I go.' By Heather.