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Re: [Amps] Experience with Heart Pacemakers?

To: "'George'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Experience with Heart Pacemakers?
From: "John/K4WJ" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 21:25:07 -0400
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I had a Medtronics on-demand pacemaker implanted on September 15, 2011 and I've 
never noticed any problems when I'm in a high RF environment. I don't think an 
amplifier can cause a problem. Maybe the RF it puts out can cause a problem, 
but I've never experienced one when running about 500 watts on 80 meters with 
the antenna about 95 feet from my shack. 

I plan to run 1.5 KW one of these days and I don't expect to experience a 
pacemaker malfunction as a result of the higher RF field.


-----Original Message-----
From: Amps [] On Behalf Of George
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 1:28 PM
Subject: [Amps] Experience with Heart Pacemakers?

My Cardiologist has recommended that I consider having a Pacemaker installed.  
After reading some of the pamphlets from a couple of the Manufacturers, I came 
away with the impression that they don’t mix well with higher power RF 

I be interested in hearing the experience of those with this dilemma – both 
ways i.e.  

What amps do not interfere with  which Pacemakers?

What Pacemakers do best with most amps?

Maybe there is a thread on this subject but I didn’t notice one?

Either online or off is okay.

Hate to think about giving up my DXing hobby with QRO!

73  George  W8UVZ 
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