OT: RF (was: RE: E11/WinME results....)

From: Doug Salot <doug_at_blinkenlights.com>
Date: Thu Feb 15 18:31:11 2001

On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Chuck McManis wrote:

> The new 802.11D devices like I've got operate at 2.4Ghz because

You mean 802.11b, right?

> The note with the card said, "do not operate closer than 2.5" to your skin
> for extended periods of time." No definition of 'extended' as far as I
> could tell. Now the microwave is 500 - 750 watts I believe and this thing
> is less than 2 so we're not talking about roasting here.

The FDA has established microwave radiation exposure levels greater than
5mw/cm2 to be dangerous. The cards emit max about 200mw. I don't
remember how that drops off with distance (drops off with distance^2,
doesn't it?).

-- Doug
Received on Thu Feb 15 2001 - 18:31:11 GMT

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