About Our Town, Our Choice

Our Town, Our Choice is a citizen journalist and advocacy organization that supports local control over the placement, construction, modification and — most importantly — the operations of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) in our communities. We advocate for just enough wireless telecommunications service and nothing more for very solid, sustainable and protective reasons.

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Our Town, Our Choice Team

Senior advocates from both coasts with strong track records of results have formed Our Town, Our Choice to raise funds for a Washington, DC lobbying effort to:

  • Support HR.530 and S.2012, bills that eliminate FCC 18-111 (the Aug, 2018 FCC Order) and FCC 18-133 (the Sept, 2018 FCC Order)
  • Oppose or significantly amend S.1699, the STREAMLINE so-called “small” Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (sWTFs) Deployment Act,
  • Oppose the various bills introduced in 2021 to exempt sWTFs from the FCC’s National Environmental Policy Review Act (NEPA) rules

We are working hard to preserve local rights to oppose WTFs of any size or any “G” near where people live, sleep and heal.

We support sufficient regulation of Wireline Broadband and Wireless Telecommunications services because the current push for Densified 4G/5G Wireless Infrastructure being installed in the public rights-of-way is not providing basic public safety.

We have helped other cities across the US achieve a deeper understanding of what is at stake: basic public safety, privacy, property values and the quiet enjoyment of streets — all of which is threatened by the toxic pollution emitting from Densifiedf 4G/5G Cell towers that are being installed in the public rights-of-way . This is also an issue of National Security, as the current 3G/4G/5G wireless equipment has been proven to be insecure and unprotected against impersonation attacks:

The alternative is to prefer fast, reliable, secure, energy-efficient, fiber-optic cables installed directly to homes (FTTH) — a safe nonpolluting option.

Strategic Broadband Expertise & Consulting

  • Feel free to use any material published on OTOC, MSMC or S4WT at no charge. As we learn new things, we post them to one of these three web sites.

  • Email to your tel, any details about your immediate needs and any questions you wish to ask; we can address these in an initial 30-minute telephone consultation for $50 pre-paid.

  • Strategic Consulting: Group training via Zoom: either a one-hour video conference for $300 pre-paid or a two-hour video conference for $500 pre-paid — each video conference can accommodate up to 100 attendees, so as low as $3–$5 per person.

  • Other consulting services include strategy, writing, training, web development, as well as consulting on the measurement/mitigation of pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR). These services are offered for karma-inspired donations. No contracts. No collections. Fair enough?

Honed from years of lobbying at the federal state and local levels, the founders of Our Town, Our Choice have secured vetoes of various ALEC-sponsored State “Small” Cell Streamline bills, (including CA SB.649) lobbied for effective Federal legislation (HR.530 and S.2012) and have assisted various law suits challenging recent FCC Orders. The work is summarized on various web properties:

  • Link to Wire America
  • Link to Scientists for Wired Technology
  • Link to
  • Link to Responsible iPad
  • Link to Latest Efforts in San Francisco, CA
  • Link to WE-WANT-IT Ordinance/Bill (Written Evidence — Wireless Antenna Need Test In Telecommunications)

Forget About the G’s

The propaganda about 4G, 5G or even 6G is just a bunch of marketing mumbo-jumbo designed to distract and misinform the public about the real reasons why Big Wireless and the US Govt. are partnering up to install Densifed WTFs in front of our homes:

  • Unprecedented Surveillance of all Americans, robbing us of our rights to privacy in our own homes
  • Massive, continued transfer of wealth from Americans to a few multi-billion dollar corporations
  • 24/7/365 Forced Exposures to excessive levels of Effective Radiated Power, which ruins Quiet Enjoyment of Streets
  • Weaponized Crowd-Control Grid to subdue Americans

Focus, instead, on Frequencies, Wavelengths, Modulation & Effective Radiated Power — the Minimum Power Needed

Panoply of Frequencies & Wavelengths in a Saturated 4G/5G World

View the map of current FCC Radio licenses for bands/frequencies. The data is sourced from the FCC’s Universal Licensing System’s weekly transaction files. More details are here and here. Remember, as you can read here, the 1934 Communications Act, as amended by the 1996 Telecommunications Act (1996-Act), states the following . . . which applies to every Wireless Telecommunications Facility (WTF) in the USA:

47 U.S. Code § 324Use of minimum power

In all circumstances, except in case of radio communications or signals relating to vessels in distress, all radio stations, including those owned and operated by the United States, shall use the minimum amount of power necessary to carry out the communication desired.”

Spectrum auctions authorized by the March, 2018 Senate Bill 19: The Mobile Now Act

  • 5G: 600 MHz = waves 20 inches long
  • 4G: 700 MHz = waves 17 inches long
  • 3G/4G: 800 MHz = waves 15 inches long
  • 3G/4G: 900 MHz = waves 13 inches long
  • 3G/4G: 1800 MHz = waves 7 inches long
  • 3G/4G: 2100 MHz = waves 6 inches long
  • Wi-Fi: 2450 MHz = waves 5 inches long (unlicensed)
  • 5G: 3100 MHz to 3550 MHz = waves 3.8 to 3.3 inches long
  • 5G: 3550 MHz to 3700 MHz = waves 3.3 to 3.2 inches long
  • 5G: 3700 MHz to 4200 MHz = waves 3.2 to 2.8 inches long
  • 5G: 4200 to 4900 MHz = waves 2.8 to 2.4 inches long
  • Wi-Fi: 5800 MHz = waves 2.0 inches long (unlicensed)
  • 5G: 24,250 to 24,450 MHz = waves 0.5 inch long
  • 5G: 25,050 to 25,250 MHz = waves 0.5 inch long
  • 5G: 25,250 to 27,500 MHz = waves 0.4 inch long
  • 5G: 27,500 to 29,500 MHz = waves 0.4 inch long
  • 5G: 31,800 to 33,400 MHz = waves 0.4 inch long
  • 5G: 37,000 to 40,000 MHz = waves 0.3 inch long
  • 5G: 42,000 to 42,500 MHz = waves 0.3 inch long
  • 5G: 57,000 to 64,500 MHz = waves 0.3 inch long (unlicensed)
  • 5G: 64,000 to 71,000 MHz = waves 0.2 inch long
  • 5G: 71,000 to 76,000 MHz = waves 0.2 inch long
  • 5G: 81,000 to 86,000 MHz = waves 0.1 inch long

Interference Pattern From Just Two Dipole Antennas

Many people live, sleep and heal among and between these many antennas . . .

The RF-EMR Propagation Occurs at the Speed of Light (671 million mph)

John Belcher:

“Two point dipole antennas, in phase, oscillating sinusoidally (a repeating sine-wave pattern) with a period T (time) are located on the z axis (the imaginary axis coming out at you from the screen), with a separation 2h apart, which is a good fraction of a wavelengh (cT). The resulting radiation pattern far from the origin can have many zeroes depending on the relationship between 2h and cT. When the dipoles turn on, one can watch the interference pattern develop in the radiation zone, where the people live, sleep and heal.”

John Belcher has more Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation animation videos here and more antenna information can be found at the Antenna Theory web site.