ARRL

ARRL RF Safety Committee

Introduction

Our goal is to help all hams maintain the balance between operating safely and the misunderstandings about RF safety that are currently making the rounds in our society.

The RF Safety Committee is made up of volunteer scientists, physicians, and engineers who are knowledgeable about interactions between electromagnetic energy and biological tissue. Many of the committee's members participate in RF bioeffects activities outside of Amateur Radio. Responsibilities include writing and maintaining the RF Safety related text that appears in ARRL publications, such as the Handbook, the Antenna Book, License Manuals, and RF Safety and You and reviewing RF Safety related questions in the Amateur Radio question pools. The RF Safety committee has aided the FCC in the process of editing the recently enacted Environmental Exposure regulations. Members of the committee monitor the scientific and popular press for new developments related to electromagnetic bioeffects. The committee advises the ARRL Board of Directors about all RF safety issues.