Good link, Bill. The FCC rules also say existing Amateur facilities
must be in compliance by September 1, 2000.
I think this thread is highly topical to an antenna reflector as long as
we don't bore ourselves to death with it....zzzzzzzz
(Ain't no meters like 10 meters) (Except with these new regs!)
Bill Turner wrote:
> There is a RF safety calculator available at:
> I can't personally vouch for the accuracy - perhaps someone else can?
> But if it's correct, very few of us have anything to worry about. For
> example, I have a 160/80 meter ground mounted vertical which I like to
> pump 1500 watts into. According to the calculator, on 80 meters, any
> distance farther than 6.15 feet is ok for an "uncontrolled"
> environment, and a mere 2.78 feet is ok for a "controlled"
> environment. 160 meters is even less.
> I also have a TH5Mk2 at 50 feet. With the same 1500 watts, it is ok
> on all bands except 10, where I must reduce the power to 1300 watts.
> No big deal.
> 73, Bill W7TI
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