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RF Safety Applications

Some Examples

The vice president of a broadcasting company had already made four cross-country trips to try to win approval from the local planning board for his new studio. The site was only going to have a studio-to-transmitter (STL) link and two satellite receive-only antennas. The broadcasting company had supplied an analysis of the RF levels that, although correct, was difficult for even an expert to follow. After a few minutes of testimony by Richard Strickland using a pen light and a cell phone as props and using the analogy of residential satellite dishes to explain receive-only antennas, the site was granted approval.

Residents near a mountaintop antenna farm with several towers that have television, FM radio, wireless services antennas and an AM radio station had become increasingly vocal, and the local government was on the defensive. Richard Strickland was hired to conduct an RF survey and appear before a planning board meeting. Richard invited the woman (April) who headed the citizens group and the representative of the planning board to accompany him while he made measurements at the antenna farm and in front of the nearby homes. Richard patiently explained everything to them. When the public meeting began that evening with about 200 concerned citizens in attendance, April stood up and said, “I spent several hours with Mr. Strickland today and am now convinced that there is absolutely nothing for us to worry about.”

Our letter reports are written specifically for your situation. They are professionally edited for clarity and ease of understanding. Other companies offer “MPE Reports” that are generated using templates and simple analysis. There is no comparison!


Evaluation and Guidance

RF standards and regulations can be confusing. You just made a deal to lease space on your rooftop to a wireless company, and now you are having second thoughts as to what problems this might introduce. Somebody just noticed the antennas on the roof of the school—how dare they put children at risk!

Questions like this come up every day. With the information available on the Internet, everybody is quick to do some research. But putting it all together and making sense of it is far from easy. Applying this information to your particular situation is even more difficult. This is where RF Safety Solutions can help—a simple call to Richard Strickland can quickly put things in perspective. His breadth of knowledge and experience in RF safety means that there is unlikely to be any aspect of RF safety for which he cannot provide answers. Honesty and easy-to-understand explanations are the norm, both in verbal and written communications.

A simple letter report to a concerned party or an organization can often diffuse a potentially contentious situation. Or the opinion of a recognized industry expert can be used for communication with the government, be it local planning boards, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Many antenna sites can be analyzed with complete confidence using sophisticated computer modeling programs that often prove, for example, that the RF field levels on the ground near some antennas mounted on a roof or tower are a tiny fraction of the FCC exposure limits. These results can be summarized graphically in a short letter report. An analysis and a letter report written specifically about your situation is far less expensive than a site survey and full report.

Perhaps you need someone to attend a town meeting or appear before a planning board that just doesn’t understand that the RF field levels are far below the FCC exposure limits. Richard Strickland offers plain talk that can be understood—using numerous non-electronic analogies that people can understand. Richard uses the same approach when he teaches RF safety to people with absolutely no knowledge of electronics.

RF Safety Solutions prides itself on supplying the clearest, easiest-to-understand letters and reports in the industry. Every report is professionally edited for clarity. Longer reports begin with an executive summary, and every report describes specific risks and recommendations and how to address them.