What is the best EMF meter?

by | Jul 14, 2022 | Mito Meter | 0 comments

The Mito Meter is a custom calibrated 3-in-1 screening meter that offers numerous benefits and hidden features. Being the smallest 3-in-1 in the world, it is an ideal personal carry-on screening meter for people who need to monitor their exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and radio frequencies (RFs) while out and about.

This meter is a must-have for individuals who suffer from microwave illness and need to navigate their daily routine. While there are other EMF 3-in-1 meters available, the Mito Meter stands out for its accuracy, sensitivity, simplicity and build quality.

However, when quantifying or identifying this unwanted noise and unnatural fields, extra semi-professional gear is required if you want to dive deep into the background noise of your environment and fine-tune your digital space. 

Many people have questions about adding EMF meters to their kit and we will address some of the most common ones. If you are looking for a personal kit that can provide gap-free coverage from 50Hz to 8GHz, we recommend the following kit:

Best EMF/RF/DE Kit

If I had to replace all my professional gear today and did not have a spare 30 to 50k to spend again, I would be more than happy to settle with the following personal kit.

1x Mito Meter.

1x E-Smog Spion 5G meter.

(Including the optional light flicker sensor.)

1x AlphaLabs power line EMI Dirty Electricity/DE meter. 

1x Basic digital multimeter. 

The above would be a good barebones kit that would give me gap-free coverage from 50Hz to 8GHz with plenty of sensitivity to measure low-frequency electromagnetic fields and radio frequencies.

Anyone who owns an E-Smog Spion 5G or Super E-Smog Spion will always overstand non-native and native EMFs more so than a person that has not, regardless if they are a NASA engineer or how much training they have under their belt. 

Best Semi Professional Kit

Now, say you purchased the barebones kit above and ended out helping so many people that you decided to jump into this profession and upgrade. Then I would recommend the two following additions to the above kit.

1x Gigahertz Solutions ME3851A low-frequency meter.

1x Safe & Sound 2 RF high-frequency meter. 

Both of the two meters are ultra-sensitive and well-respected among professionals. Owning such a kit would easily allow you to conduct field testing at a professional level. You would be ready to roll. 

Assessments & Field Testing

Stage one of the assessment process is to screen an environment, stage two measure, and the third, diving deep, the analyses side. 

Some of these jobs can be resolved at stage one, as number-crunching power values can be pointless, as you see a hot spot and fix it or can see the issue is not fixable. Other jobs need more in-depth measurements. The more jobs you do, the faster you become at creating and finding solutions or knowing when to tell the customer they need to relocate.

Moving up from the above field testing kit, you are looking at purchasing Spectrum Analyzers, probes, and antenna kits. Not only would you need at least 30-80k+ (USD) to get started, but you would also be required to operate the equipment, and that alone is a steep learning curve. 

Spectrum Analyzers do not supersede broadband meters, as they are more for analyzing the spectrum than measuring, which takes far longer than typical broadband field measurement. 

Measuring mmWaves

If you want to cover millimeter waves, Safe & Sound do have a broadband mmWave meter that covers 24 GHz to 40 GHz that comes with a selection of antennas. This meter will not cover 60GHz or point to point microwave links below 24GHz, that are widely used in Australia. Generally, if you can stay clear of elevated levels of cell tower and small/micro-cell microwave radiation, you won’t have 5G millimeter problems. 5G uses a multi-tier frequency stepping system that depends on microwaves as its umbrellaed footprint, like dirty electricity depends on A/C power. Little to no 5G microwaves = no 5G mmWaves, its that simple. (If this changes I will up-date this blog.)

Sensitive People Require Sensitive Meters

In general, ultra-sensitive people need sensitive meters like listed above, more sensitive than the sub $300 screening 3-in-1 meters. That said, I can still go property hunting just with the Mito Meter and use its Sound Signature Mode to get a general idea of how noise toxic a digital microwave environment is.

Sound is a Must

Not everyone can acquire real-time EMF/RF spectrum sweep snapshots of their environment. However, as a picture can tell a thousand words, so can sound. Sound alone will tell you what is natural and what is not. Numbers can lie, and you can easily get lost in them, but not so with sound.

Owning an ultra-wideband voltage to sound meter like the Spion is a must-have addition, especially if you want to optimize your grounding solutions. Today, my two favourite meters are still the Mito Meter and the Spions. Owning just those two meters alone will transform lives and enable you to create an end state worthy of the gods.

*Microwave illness is the term the Miltraty used for soldiers who worked in communications around radar and high-powered antennas after the introduction of microwave technology.