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.
- "Learning to Live with RF Safety," QST March 2009 pp. 70-71.
- RF Exposure Station Evaluation and Exemption Worksheets
RF Exposure and You, pp. 1.2-1.5
Chapter 5 References needed for filling out worksheets
- RF Safety at Field Day QST June 1999, pp. 48-51
A case study of Field Day with NSRC in a public park
FCC RF Exposure Resources
- 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