The frequencies of ionizing radiation are well above the visible light
frequencies and part way through the ultra violet range. Power levels are
Last I heard, there were no repeaters on those wavelengths in my area :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 5:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] 95% Shield
> Gary Hoffman wrote:
>> And, of course, as you already know, RF that is high enough in
>> frequency is in fact ionizing radiation.
> I did NOT know that.
> How high is "high enough in frequency"? What power levels? (Could just a
> milliwatt or two of RF have enough power to cause ionization, no matter
> what the frequency?)
>> It does not have to come from a "nuclear source".
> This could be x-rays. Is that what you are referring to? However, you
> stated above "*RF* that is high enough...", and I don't know if I would
> define x-rays as 'RF'. Or maybe the whole issue is just a matter of
> Could you please elaborate a bit if you are alluding to something other
> than x-rays or if you are calling x-rays 'RF'.
> Carter K8VT
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