This year our club meets on the third Tuesday via Webex at 7:30 PM, topic announced via the e-mail reflector. Dinner gathering (via Zoom) at 6:15 PM, check your e-mail that day for details and link.
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DSRC Monthly Meeting
May 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT
DAVID SARNOFF RADIO CLUB MAY 2021 MEETING
RF Exposure Calculations and the New FCC Rules
Charlie Dieterich N2CTW
* Meeting 7:30 PM, Cisco Webex (see your e-mail for web link for meeting)
The FCC announced rule changes governing RF exposure standards that went into effect on May 3, 2021. The new rules require that stations in all services, including amateur radio, be evaluated against existing limits, unless they are exempted.
After May 3 of this year, any new station, or any existing station modified in a way that’s likely to change its RFE profile — such as different antenna or placement or greater power — will need to conduct an evaluation by the date of activation or change. For stations already in place, that evaluation must be completed by May 3, 2023.
New and modified ham radio stations must now be evaluated for safety no matter what the power or band. We will view a video and try out calculators to make this evaluation easy.
We are assembling tools and resources at http://n2re.org/rf-exposure Our goal is to give all members one set of tools to do an evaluation. Discussion of “better” tools may follow on the email reflector.