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RF Exposure


Amateur Radio is basically a safe activity. In recent years, however, there has been considerable discussion and concern about the possible hazards of electromagnetic radiation, including both RF energy and power-frequency (50-60 Hz) electromagnetic fields.  To allay such concerns, the FCC set limits on the amount of RF energy people can be exposed to. Some stations need to be evaluated to see if they are in compliance with the rules.


Web Links

  • RF Safety Information
    RF Safety is a big concern in the Wireless / Electronics Industry. This page is intended to help you understand the basic theory of RF Safety, check your designs for RF Safety, analyze and determine trade-offs for different RF Safety levels, and review existing standards and guidelines
  • The ARRL Handbook's RF safety coverage as an PDF
  • RF Safety Calculator
  • American Cancer Society web page on Cellular Phones and RF Safety