I had the opportunity to hear Wayne Overbeck speak to the Southern
California DX Club meeting last night on the subject of rf safety and
compliance with the FCC rules that become effective 1 January 1998. The
information was very interesting and enlightening. Bottom line is, unless
you run lots of power to very low antennas their should be no problem
meeting the established field limits. The difficulty increases the higher
the frequency so VHF/UHF is more of a problem. This should encourage
everyone to put up taller towers.
Wayne gave the following website to input station configurations with the
comparison against the FCC levels as the output.
I checked my station parameters: maximum power level, antenna gain and
distance to various points both on and off my property. I satisfy the
FCC compliance levels. It was really very easy.
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