The Cyber-Spy.Com Usenet Archive Feeds Directly
From The Open And Publicly Available Newsgroup
This Group And Thousands Of Others Are Available
On Most IS NNTP News Servers On Port 119.
Cyber-Spy.Com Is NOT Responsible For Any Topic,
Opinions Or Content Posted To This Or Any Other
Newsgroup. This Web Archive Of The Newsgroup And
Posts Are For Informational Purposes Only.
From: Don Pearce
Subject: Re: Cell phone emissions
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 08:44:38 +0000
References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NNTP-Posting-Host: host217-41-46-203.in-addr.btopenworld.com (126.96.36.199)
X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 1.91/32.564
On Sat, 02 Nov 2002 05:32:37 -0000, email@example.com
(Bob Wilson) wrote:
>>GSM and other digital phones maintain a dialogue with the base
>>stations. They must assess field strengths and find new base stations
>>within range to which they can hand over at the edges of service
>>areas. This is necessary to keep the VLR up to date in order that
>>incoming calls can be routed instantly to the correct cell/sector. The
>>dialogue isn't enormous, but it is there in the background. One of the
>>most important dialogues is that concerned with switching the phone
>>off. It informs the network you are going off line rather than merely
>>out of range.
>>The idea that cell phones transmit only when you are "using" them is
>Sorry, I should have been more clear. I assumed from the OP's comments that
>he meant relatively continuous transmission when he was not using the phone.
>Sure, the thing communicates with base stations from time to time, and for a
>few tens of mS each time, but this is too insignificant to be considered a
>problem with the cellphone 'in his jeans". I assumed that from his comment
>that he was referring to the phone being on long enough to generate
>sufficient radiated signal exposure causing possible biological damage
>"below his belt".
Fair enough - and of course you are right in what you say here.
Go Back To The Cyber-Spy.Com
Usenet Web Archive Index Of
The sci.electronics.design Newsgroup