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From: Mike Poulton
Subject: Re: (Avionics) How can this circuit produce an "inductive surge"?
Date: 27 Sep 2002 17:44:41 GMT
Organization: MTP Technologies
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
On 27 Sep 2002, Iwo Mergler said:
> Mike Poulton wrote:
>> Probably the same reason you can't use cellphones on airliners. It's
>> the result of a new profession in which people with little technical
>> knowledge make highly technical rules with no resonable basis, simply
>> because it "seems logical" and "public safety is at stake". Call it
> I believe its about confusing the hell out of the basestations
> if you shoot past at 500mph.
Okay, then how about CD players and calculators? That's even MORE
> The one which annoys me, is the bit about cellphones in petrol
> stations. Why aren't you supposed to *talk* on them? There is
> no difference in radiation between talking and having a call
> comming in. Yet having them switched on is allowed, talking is
> not. Why?
There was a thread on this on some group awhile ago. Apparently it has
to do with dropping the phone and having the battery contact possibly
short on something and make a spark. Sounds pretty dumb to me.
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