The Alpha UHS gaussmeter, used to measure the ELF magnetic fields from power lines, electric panels, electrical wiring, and appliances, and the VLF magnetic fields from fluorescent lights, LEDs, electronics and computers, sells for $299 on EMF Center and Less EMF.
I did not find better prices on this gaussmeter anywhere else on the Internet. Even directly from AlphaLab, this meter is $310 – so this is a very good deal from EMF Center. There are some options for data collection on USB and recallibration services at the AlphaLab website if you are interested.
ELF = Extremely Low Frequency
VLF = Very Low Frequency
With this meter you can separate the ELF from the VLF. (watch the video below @16:45)
In most cases – there will be very little VLF – because you would have to be very close to a computer or another electrical appliance.
3- axis meter that can switch to 1 axis to find directional electrical frequencies. Most of the time, you are going to measure on the 3-axis setting. 1 axis is only for narrowing down sources – advanced testing.
Write the data down – remember this is Milligauss!
The Body Voltage Meter, used to measure the electric fields that are often anecdotally associated with EMF sensitivity and transport the dirty electricity signals through the air from the electrical wiring to your body, sells for $149 on EMF Center -we found the Body Voltage Meter for $89.95 or $129.90 with the grounding stake on LessEMF. – there is another add-on at Less EMF that says 50’ Banana Extension (Cat. #A291-ext)………………..$19.95 – so if this is included in the EMF Center order – that adds up to approximately the $149 they are asking. I’m not actually sure what all these add-ons are… still researching. I would love some info if you have any.
On Amazon – the Body Voltage Meter – with none of the Add-ons is $99.95 plus $13.50 shipping – for a total of $113.45
From the video below, where he Michael from EMF Center is unpacking the Body Voltage Meter – it looks like it may come with all of the extra add ons – but I would ask EMF Center if I were going to order… and I may just do that. The phone number is 707-578-1645, or toll-free 1-800-638-3781 and this is the EMF Center’s Contact Page
Helpful video instruction by Michael Neuert, an engineer with over 23 years experience testing electromagnetic fields – how to test using the Body Voltage Meter.
To go directly to any chapter, go to the times links below …
Part 1: Why use a body volt meter, what is body voltage? 0:12
Part 2: How to set up the test meter and take a measurement 2:36
Part 3: Where to take measurements and how to use a data form 7:39
Part 4: How to check that the meter is working properly 11:40
Part 5: How to find and determine the sources of the electric fields 16:58
Part 6: Common ways to reduce the electric fields 21:02
Part 7: What if there is no nearby accessible soil for the ground rod? 26:19
Part 8: What level is safe, what do the numbers mean? 28:27
For measuring the radio frequency fields, there are three meters EMF Center recommends.
For most people, we (EMF Center) recommended the Acoustimeter, which sells for $399. (same price at both LessEMF and EMF Center)
There is a new Acoustimeter on Ebay for $362.58 and Free Shipping – this can change daily – but worth a look!
The Acoustimeter is a user-friendly accurate RF measurement instrument which provides LED light and LCD text displaying peak, peak hold, and average levels of radio frequency electromagnetic fields, covering the spectrum from TETRA all the way up to and beyond the 5.6 GHz WiFi and WiMax frequencies. It has a digital readout which is sensitive0.02 V/m – 6.00 V/m and a sound output enabling you to hear the signal modulation. These features make the instrument the most useful one available to even those with severe electrosensitivity. Read more at LessEMF…
If you are on a tight budget, the Acousticom is usually sufficient and sells for $199 on Less EMF and $229 on EMF Center. This is s $30 savings if you purchase from Less EMF – this negates the savings you would get if you get the 3 meter combo package from EMF Center(below). Knowing this, you would still have to compare shipping rates between Less EMF ($)? and EMF Center ($15) to see which is the better overall deal if you want to get all 3.
There is a new Acousiticom on Ebay for $180 plus $7.15 shipping – this can change daily – but worth a look!
A reliable meter with an economy price. Great for checking radiowaves from smart meters, wi-fi, cellphones and towers, and just about every RF source you are likely to encounter at home or in the office. Covers an amazing 200 – 8000 MHz with ±6dB accuracy. 8 LED light bar indicates field strength in V/m so it is very easy to interpret and has a very fast reaction time. Best of all, it has a dual sound feature which you can turn off if you want: Demodulated sounds allow you to hear intensity, and with a small amount of practice, what type of device is creating the microwave signal. Plus, an “alarm” sounder which emits a pulsing warning at higher exposure levels. Read more at LessEMF..
And the more professional TES 593 sells for $499. (same price at both LessEMF and EMF Center)
On Ebay – there are TES 593 shipping from China and Hong Kong for as little as $346.39 if you want one that (supposedly) ships from inside the U.S. prices start at about $419 on Ebay. Still worth looking.
Need to measure the new 5.8 GHz phones, baby monitors, DECT phones, wireless routers, surveillance bugs or other frequencies up to 8 GHz?
This breakthrough in higher frequency RF measurement covers 10 MHz to 8 GHz and great for digital and analog RF signals. 3-axis (isotropic) measurement. Includes audio alarm with adjustable threshold and 99 point manual memory function. Extremely sensitive: 20 mV/m to 108 V/m (equivalent to 0.1 nanoWatt/cm² to 3 milliWatt/cm²). 4-digit LCD display offers V/m, A/m, W/m², or µW/cm². Choose to display instantaneous value, maximum value, or average. ±1dB accuracy or better. Uses 9V battery. 1 year factory warranty. Model TES-593.
Discounted 3 meter combo packages from EMF Center: We (EMF Center) also offer discounted prices for packages which include all three meters needed to measure all three different kinds of EMF. All the packages include the Alpha UHS gaussmeter for the magnetic fields, and the Body Volt meter for the electric fields. Your choice is which radio frequency meter to use.
For most people, we recommend the 3-meter package with the Acoustimeter. This sells for $819, at EMF Center — which is a savings of $28 compared to purchasing individually. This same package from LessEMF is $883.25 – more if you are in New York State because there is $75.08 tax in NYS.
For tight budgets, the 3-meter package with the Acousticom is adequate for most people. It sells for only $649, saving you $28 compared to purchasing individually.
And the 3 meter package with the TES 593 sells for $919, saving you $28.
In all cases, the shipping fee is only $15 for the entire 3-meter package.
My conclusion, as of October 25, 2017 is that the best deal would be to get the Body Voltage Meter and the Alpha UHS gaussmeter from EMF Center – and get the TES 593 from either ebay or Amazon. I haven’t ordered yet.
I might order for my own experiments… but it’s a big investment with no return.
I am trying to decide whether this is a business I could help people with, given my sensitivities to mold. I would have to enter people’s homes to do the testing and mold messes with my brain. I am not sure I would want to expose myself to moldy buildings – and in my experience over 50% of buildings are moldy.