6. Explain the safety
precautions for working with radio gear, including the concept of grounding for direct current circuits, power outlets, and
working on radios is fun, it's important to be safe. Here are
some good rules to follow:
Electrical shock can hurt
or kill - make sure the power is disconnected before working.
with the power off, some parts inside the radio can hold a dangerous charge. If you don't know what you are doing,
Frequency (RF) can burn - keep antennas out of reach .
RF radiation can be unhealthy - Don't use a radio when it is not completely assembled. The case keeps the
RF radiation where it should be.
sure antennas can't touch any power lines or you could be electrocuted when using the radio.
can hit your antenna and travel down your lines to the radio. Make sure your antenna and radio are grounded to a
good earth ground.
careful working on towers and roofs so you don't fall or drop something onto someone on the ground.