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Old Mar 10, 2015, 02:33 PM
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72Mhz transmission power?

I will be getting a pacemaker implanted within the next month or so and just to be on the safe side i want to make sure i wont have any problems with using my existing radios. the doctor to,d me if they were under 5 watts it would be safe, So i need to know what the output from 72Mhz hitec radios are.
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Old Mar 11, 2015, 06:28 AM
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100mw output power you should be fine we have quite a few guys at our flying field with pacemakers that use both 72mhz and 2.4ghz transmitters without issue
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Old Mar 11, 2015, 12:05 PM
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Many thanks for the information,
looks like i am in more danger from the microwave oven than any of my radios
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Old Mar 12, 2015, 06:49 PM
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Greetings Web,

You can get more info from the docs but also ask about induction cooktops. I believe they are of more concern.

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Old Mar 12, 2015, 08:57 PM
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Greetings Web,

You can get more info from the docs but also ask about induction cooktops. I believe they are of more concern.

Dave
he has already warned me abotu them, i prefer gas burners instead anyway
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Old Apr 07, 2015, 11:40 AM
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Hitec transmitters do not use anything near 5 watts of power- that is some serious transmitting power! The max our systems use would be closer to 500mw, or 0.5 watt.
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Old Apr 07, 2015, 03:55 PM
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well a few days after the operation to implant the pacemaker i took the plunge and tested it. i turned multiple transmitters on and i am happy to report even with the antennas fully extended not even as much as a flutter
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Web,

Jeesh! No guts, no glory.

My wife has an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) so I'm familiar with some possible issues. She asked the electrocardio-physiologist what would happen if the ICD erroneously sensed an odd rhythm and "fired" while she was walking. He said; "You're going to fall down", with a big grin. He assured her these new technologies like you have are pretty much error free.

Good luck and glad you are well.

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how vulnerable are you guys to rf attacks or hacking of your pacemaker? can a doctor communicate with it wirelessly?
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Old Apr 15, 2015, 07:18 PM
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Dunno, it seems pretty resistant to hacking. i been scanning mine for a week for any kind of RF signal but so far nothing

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how vulnerable are you guys to rf attacks or hacking of your pacemaker? can a doctor communicate with it wirelessly?
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Old Apr 16, 2015, 12:57 AM
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yes but can your doctor interface with it wirlessly?
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i think it uses inductance to connect to it. he places this device with a coil in it directly over the pacemaker.
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