Tuesday, October 1, 2013

When they said RF burns hurt they meant it.

So I recently got my Amateur Radio License, in the class they before the exam, they said RF burns really hurt. I can say they do.

Here's the details:

I have a Technician Class License. KD8VPJ.

I bought a BaoFeng UV-5R+. I'm using Chirp to program it.

When I have the HT plugged in to the computer, at random the transmit light starts. No idea why it's doing that. So I pulled the antenna off, and happened to pick the device up while the screen was Orange (transmit). I hit the spot where the antenna connects, while orange. Got a nice little RF burn on my middle finger. Man that hurts.

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