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and characterization of RF fields from amateur transmitters and invite input from the amateur community on this important topic.

This study was performed under the terms of an Inter-Agency Agreement between the Federal Communications Commission (Ref. No. RA-FCC-0148-0) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Ref. No. RW27931344-01-8). A preliminary report of these results was presented at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society held in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1991 (Abstracts, page 6). Mention of commercial products does not constitute endorsement by either the Federal Communications Commission or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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(2) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), New York, NY, IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 28. "IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz," (IEEE C95.1-1991). Adopted by ANSI as ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992. Copies may be purchased from IEEE, telephone: 1-(800)-678-IEEE. Major features are summarized in Appendix B.

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(5) "RF Radiation Safety," Chapter 36 ("Assembling a Station"), The ARRL Handbook for Radio Amateurs, 1992 Sixty-ninth edition, ed. by C. L. Hutchinson and J.P. Kleinman. Copyright 1991 by The American Radio Relay League, Inc., Newington, Connecticut 06111.


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