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Re: [TowerTalk] OT but relevant

To: Tom Frenaye <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] OT but relevant
From: Mark Pride via TowerTalk <>
Reply-to: Mark Pride <>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 18:03:32 +0000 (UTC)
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Interesting topic.
I have a family member that has a pacemaker and one of the concerns I had of 
course, could I continue to play radio - KW's multi transmitter, etc.
In a controlled experiment, I had arranged for the company technician to come 
to my house and monitor/control the device (through a loop detection system 
they normally use) while I did some transmitting.  
Results:  Amazing.  No issue at all.  Imagine running 1500 watts on 4 bands 
simultaneously and where there was a directional antenna used, the antenna was 
pointed at the house.  In fact, even their test equipment that carry, had no 
issue either.
Granted your mileage may vary but needless to say now, there has no ill effect 
what so ever (thankfully) Regards, Mark, K1RX

      From: Tom Frenaye <>
 To: "" <> 
 Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:17 PM
 Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] OT but relevant
At 12:01 PM 2/25/2016, Kathy Bookmiller/W2NK via TowerTalk wrote:
>Sorry about this but it may affect many of us eventually.
>Yesterday I went for a stress test and got some bad results. I have a left 
>bundle block and they want to me to have a pacemaker implanted ASAP.
>Obviously this is distressful as I've been in excellent health for my 68 years 
>and now this:(
>One of my first thoughts was are pacemakers prone to RFI? I asked the surgeon 
>about this and he said he'd never heard of this before in his practice. 
>I'm wondering if any of the readers here have had any experience with 
>pacemakers/RFI issues? I know over the years I've seen references to it in an 
>offhand way but didn't pay much attention as it didn't apply to myself at the 
>My beam is only 20-25' directly above me, as can be seen on my qrz page.
>Any thoughts/experiences?
>Kathy W2NK

A place to start:

      -- Tom

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