[amsat-bb] best tripod for the arrow II handheld antenna

Paul Andrews w2hro.fn20 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 18:51:03 UTC 2017


Interesting that you mention high power RF safety.    The FCC will
require all hams to submit an RF safety certification with license
renewals.   Hams will need to submit documentation supporting the
safety of their stations and possibly keep field strength monitoring
equipment at the QTH.

The strictest limits will be placed in 50 MHz to 500 MHz range since
the human body absorbs RFI energy efficiently in this frequency range.

This should affect small satellite stations but will affect EME class
station nestled in neighborhoods.

73 - Paul - W2HRO

On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Zach Metzinger <zmetzing at pobox.com> wrote:
> On August 15, 2017 9:08:41 AM CDT, Mike Diehl <diehl.mike.a at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Others in the group may know of studies done on the subject, I'm sure
>>they'll share if they do.
> Personally, I'd worry more about processed meat and bacon consumption, smoking, alcohol intake, sun exposure, and pollution before I'd be concerned about a few watts of UHF/VHF.
> It would, of course, be unwise to stare into a 23 element 70cm beam driven by a  1.5kW amplifier. Your eyeballs will not appreciate being boiled. :-)
> --- Zach
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