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RFI Damage to Laptop Computer

Mar 4th 2013, 16:57

W0GW

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I hope to place a mobile HF\VHF\UHF transceiver in my automobile. I also will procure antennas to transmit on 75 thru 144 meters. Please be so kind as to advise if RFI will damage my laptop computer. I know that police and other emergency vehicles have laptops in their vehicles but operate only UHF. Your kind help on this question will greatly be appreciated!

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Gary
Mar 5th 2013, 11:29

KJ3P

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I doubt that any actual damage would occur... the jarring of the vehicle poses a greater threat, in my opinion. But 100 watts on any frequency has the potential to interfere with a computer's operation. If it were me, I'd give it a try, starting with lower power first (10 or 20 watts?) and work up to full power.

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