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Re: [Amps] Experience with Heart Pacemakers?

To:, George <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Experience with Heart Pacemakers?
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2014 16:06:29 -0400
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On 8/3/2014 3:10 PM, John Lyles wrote:
Being an old schooler myself, I tried to reason with a 'specialist'. I explained that some of the equipment they were labeling would emit far lower RF levels than their smartphone, comparable with radio noise that might show on S meter on a receiver.

They had a mandate to label everything that was above 1 V/m which is far below the 1 or 0.1 mW/cm^2 power density that RF safety regulations from OSHA, FCC and IEEE are concerned with. There is not a chance for reasonable science when someone has picked a number from the air (pun) like that.


Much like the Government. It's nothing more than a CYA unless they have

I phrased this badly.

The MRI would be dangerous, while these numbers picked out of air are nothing more than CYAs , fantasies, or junk science.

I specified if they were going to implant one, I wanted one of the newer ones that would let me weld and operate the ham rig. The Doc said that they used the one from St Jude (I got that wrong too) so there shouldn't be a problem.

They gave me a pamphlet on welding with a pacemaker/defibrillator and there is a wealth of information on the net.

The point is, that other than near the link frequency and strong magnetic fields there is little danger. I'd not stand close to an antenna that was running power as a precaution, but screening and worry about connectors seems a bit over the top

I run the legal limit with an amp capable of 2500 PEP and set between 2 and 3 feet from the transformer location in the amp. It's in an Aluminum cabinet.

Two of us with the things have stated what we were told and what we do with no problems. It appears there as substandard units still out there. So specify what you want. If the doc is one of those whose stance is my way or...I'd get a different Cardiologist. My cardiologist, neurologist, and Family doc all take my interests to heart. They are also open to homeopathic treatments and supplements that have a good reputation.


Roger (K8RI)

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