Guys like this can be a real pain..be prepared for the worst. I've been all
over the US and South America designing cell and pcs systems and we had to
deal with these types all the time while putting up cell phone towers. I
suggest courteous non-interaction. Be polite, tell him you are in compliance
with FCC regulations and give him the data that proves it, then leave it
alone. The more you try to convince him the more he will try to oppose you.
We had people all the time bringing in all the case studies they could find
on the harmful effects of cell phone radiation. It usually turned out that
the studies were for the phones themselves and not the towers. By the way,
most newer digital cell phones, especially CDMA phones operate at below 1/4
watt (saw a post earlier that said 3/4 watt). Obviously the guy doesn't
realize that the wireless lan he bought at Radio Shack last month is
operating at the same frequency he pops his kettle corn in before sitting
down in front of his big screen projection TV while talking on yet another
2.4 GHz cordless telephone at less than 1 CM from his brain. Come to think
of it, maybe that is the problem?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Todd Coulter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 7:52 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] RF exposure and my neighbor
> Well, Jim Idelson K1IR was right on the money. After my discussion with
> my neighbor yesterday about the tower, and telling him that I would get
> him some information about it to put his fears at ease. I arrived home
> from work today to find a card from one of the building officials at the
> city on my door asking me to call him. He told me that some of my
> neighbors didn't like the way my tower looked and they also had
> questions about me transmitting with it. I took some information down to
> the city official which included the rf safety evaluations showing that
> I would be in compliance with the FCC guidelines, and also a paper that
> explained that rf from an amateur's antenna is relatively safe which I
> downloaded from the ARRL's website. The building official was very nice
> and said that I didn't have anything to worry about, and that he was
> only educating himself so that he could answer the complaints. I found
> out later that my neighbor called the City Attorney as well. (My
> neighbor is also an attorney) My neighbor also wants to get a local
> University to come out and take readings when I get the station going.
> Well we will see where this goes. I think I will severely limit my
> contact with my neighbor for now. Thanks for all of the advice.
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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