Radio Frequency Safety


The FCC has the following page on their website dedicated to Radio Frequency safety:
http://www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety/rf-faqs.html
 

Motorola publishes technical guidelines to limit RF exposure for two-way radios used as mobile or base stations.  These guidelines are written for operators of the radios (cops, firefighters, and others) and are fairly easy to read by anyone concerned with the subject.  You may find this subject here:  http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Business/Corporate/US-EN/corporate-responsibility/consumers/wireless-communications-and-health.html
 

For elected officials there is:  A Local Government Official’s Guide to Transmitting Antenna RF Emission Safety: Rules, Procedures, and Practical Guidance which was published by the FCC's Local & State Government Advisory Committee in June of 2000.  You will find a copy of that document at:  http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=6485.  Our operations are covered by Part 90 of the rules and you will note that this document does not call for evaluation for exposure for anything under 1000 Watts of power.
 

FCC rules Part 90.205 state "Applicants for licenses must request and use no more power than the actual power necessary for satisfactory operation."  In the last decade, Bonner County has an excellent track record for doing just that.  Our equipment will be adjusted for the minimum power necessary for reliable communication.  This will absolutely be less than a 40 Watt light bulb, much less.