Thursday, 5th March 2020
Talk by Ralph 2M0RHT (Club Event)

Does Amateur Radio Damage Your Health?

Community Hall, Gatehouse of Fleet

Dealing with electricity, electromagnetism, and ‘waves’ on a variety of frequencies, how can we be sure that our hobby is safe, fun and will do us no physical, emotional, mental or spiritual harm? After all, there have been scares about the dangers of mobile phones when used in excess by children, radiation fears, and damaged to ears not to mention our brains. How much do we really know about ourselves, physical, mental and spiritual? There is always the risk of injury from electricity, damage to our ears from constant static etc., or may there be other issues that we need to be aware about while chasing the QSO and calling CQ CQ CQ? After all, James C. Maxwell died, did his research spark something that could effect us? How do we know what we think we know?

This will be a seriously light hearted look at Amateur Radio from a medical perspective with the hope that we might learn something new about the hobby and indeed ourselves.

Please supply your own popcorn, drinks and ice creams.