[RFI] RFI and pacemakers

ACE, N8QNP ACE, N8QNP" <A.C.Flock@commkey.net
Sat, 10 Jan 1998 16:22:19 -0500

Got a call from the FCC Thursday and was informed that a neighbor called
them with a complaint that someone or something is causing interference with
their pacemaker. I was asked by the FCC to operate on low power over this
weekend. The party involved is going to have the pacemaker checked out by
their doctor.

I was always under the impression that a microwave oven could cause such a
problem, but never heard of a pacemaker having problems at lower freqs. such
as 144, 220, 440. The FCC is going to be calling back around Monday or
Tuesday as a follow up.

Anyone have any input or ideas on what I can do besides lowering my output


Aubrey Flock            N8QNP           Dayton, Ohio
10-X 68625              CBC 386
email A.C.Flock@commkey.net or n8qnp@hotmail.com

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