Wireless communications from smart meters are another radio transmission that can interfere with my hobby.
Agreed in principle. But the high power side is GSM (which is simply adding another phone to your household), and the low power side is Zigbee which hopefully shouldn’t cause too many issues. Do you have a similar video for European smart meters? The technology is very different to that of the USA.
I have little sympathy for the ham radio hobby. Life moves on and the spectrum use is more important. Sorry. And I say this as someone who regularly works globally at various radio astronomy observatories which require local radio silence. Lots of things outside my control interfere with my hobbies, but I don’t try to prevent technical progress because of my own selfishness.
There are many arguments against smart meters, the botched rollout that you mention being the main one. You do yourself no favours by relying on the less robust of the various arguments. I for one am saving money via my smart meter - I’m now on the Bulb time-of-use tariff allowing me to charge my EV at a cost that is considerably lower than I could have otherwise achieved. Sure, I could have moved to an Economy-7 tariff that have long been available before smart meters, but that involves a physical change of meter at my own cost, and then another cost again if I wish to change back. With my smart meter I’m currently able to switch between tariff types with no hassle or cost via remote configuration. This type of facility is only going to become more important as electrical demand increases further, and I’m aware you’ve already mentioned “delay infrastructure upgrades” which is true but they aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive endeavours.
This will be most last post on this thread, because as @GeordiePete pointed out there are so many bigger issues to worry about than smart meters, that really do have far more granular profiling and spying concerns.