Cities, Beware of Hammett & Edison

Hammett & Edison (H&E) for WTFs

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Over the last 25 years, Hammett & Edison (H&E) has focused on environmental compliance for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) — calculations for proposed WTFs and measurements for existing facilities.

H&E Professional Engineers

Any Conflicts of Interest? . . . Examine H&E’s Clients

Clients: (from

  • Cellular telephone and PCS companies
  • Cable television operators
  • City, county, state, and federal governments

H&E discloses right up front that they work for BOTH the Wireless Industry and for local governments AT THE SAME TIME — parties who often have competing interests, especially now with the forced installation of extreme density 4G and 5G Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas (CPMRAs) on the utility poles, light poles and other street furniture in the public rights-of-way in many localities.

Compare this decision to work for both sides — parties who are often in conflict — to the decision of other engineering firms who work exclusively for the interests of city, county, state, and federal governments.

  • CTC
  • CMS

Any Conflicts of Interest? . . . Examine H&E’s Procedures

Scientists for Wired Technology (S4WT) has encountered William F. Hammett, Rajat Mathur and Neil Olij, personally, in many venues in Northern California over the last three years. S4WT has had many discussions with these H&E engineers about the following:

  • The inadequacy of the FCC Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) Exposure Guidelines
    1. The FCC RF-EMR exposure guidelines say that hazards only arise if there is sufficient energy to raise the core temperature (not the surface temperature) of a 200 pound adult male by 1.0 degree centigrade (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit).
    2. The FCC RF-EMR exposure guidelines consider only the average of RF-EMR exposures. RF-EMR exposures are a series of peaks RF-EMR exposures that are surrounded by lengths of time when RF-EMR exposure is zero. The lengths of time when exposure is zero effectively lowers the calculated average, understating the intensity of RF-EMR exposures by a factor of 10 to 1,000 or more.
    3. The peak of RF-EMR expores can be 10x to 1000x higher than the average, as one can plainly see in the measurements of the same 4G CPMRAs installed in downtown Palo Alto, metered by H&E and metered by S4WT.
    4. The FCC F-EMR exposure guideline considers only the rate of RF-EMR exposure and NOT the total RF-EMR exposure over time. The total dose of the toxic agent, RF-EMR exposure, is what matters when evaluating adverse biological effects, as can be seen here.
    5. What engineering firms who follow FCC metering procedures would report as an average rate of RF-EMR exposure of 208,680 µW/m², is actually 4,568,760,000 µW-Seconds/m², when reported as total RF-EMR exposure over 30 minutes, which is nearly 22,000 times higher, fully explained here.
  • The need to log the peaks of RF-EMR exposure readings for a full 30 minutes at every site evaluated and the need to place the logs of peak RF-EMR readings into the public record to allow independent verification and evaluation.

Any Conflicts of Interest? . . . Examine H&E’s Reports

Any Conflicts of Interest? . . . Examine H&E’s Comments in Public Meetings

Any Conflicts of Interest? . . . You decide.