IMPORTANT - Ofcom Consultation on EMF

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g8gtz
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IMPORTANT - Ofcom Consultation on EMF

Post by g8gtz » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:10 pm

On 21 February Ofcom launched a consultation proposingthat all radio equipment (not just amateur radio) that can transmit at more than 10W (EIRP) be subject to a new licence condition for compliance with the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) Guidelinesfor public exposure to electromagnetic fields.

The proposalsinclude a requirement to carry out and record assessments to show compliance using one or more of the following:

Physical measurements
Tests
Calculations
Following manufacturers’ guidance/instructions

It is expected that most stations will be able to show compliance without having to make measurements but this could be a show stopper for an amateur radio station and IT IS IMPORTANT you make your views known NOW.

The RSGB have made it easy for us by preparing some documents to read and some guidance on how to answer the survey questions: https://rsgb.org/main/technical/emc/emf-exposure/

June 12th is the final consultation date and It is vital that we all oppose the non-proportionate changes to Amateur Radio Licence conditions proposed.


PLEASE add you voice in opposing these proposed changes to Licence Conditions.

g6jyb
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Re: IMPORTANT - Ofcom Consultation on EMF

Post by g6jyb » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:31 am

On Friday 5-Jun with one week to go , RSGB submitted its full 16 page response, reflecting the issues found. The EMF web page has that online along with a short guide for your own (originally worded) response

The Ofcom deadline is Fri June-12
More at http://rsgb.org.uk/emf

73 Murray G6JYB

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