No doubt the mother-ship will be wondering about its uncommunicative child and dispatch black helicopters forthwith to investigate, and this is just one night (albeit the first quiet, static-free evening in more months than we can recall) and needs to be replicated, but herewith progress.
No smoking black hole where a meter used to be, either, and nothing's warm.
Will post a follow-up and recap what no doubt will be a very interesting chat with the power company.
Here is info from ARRL on smart meters:
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