Baofeng headache?

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Re: Baofeng headache?

Postby m0lsx » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:43 pm

Just to add.
There is a measurement to specify how much RF the human body absorbs. It is called the specific absorption rate & that rate is at it's peak around the VHF (Band 3) Broadcast spectrum. I forget the exact frequency, but around 100mhz & within the broadcast spectrum.
It does not mean that we are safe with other frequencies, but it does mean the further we are from 100mhz, the less RF we absorb.
As anyone who has had an RF burn will tell you the higher the frequency the nastier the burn. I have personally had numerous burns as a result of MW & SW broadcast transmitters & only suffered a few days of localised pain. However I have seen someone loose a finger nail after accidentally keying a 5 watt handheld whilst holding the tip of the antenna between her finger tips.

Personally I would be very surprised if a handheld radio gave anyone any cause for concern, unless they were talking for hours a day on one & having prolonged overs. So if a handheld radio is used what it is designed for. Short QSO's with short overs, then no issues.
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