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Old 07-15-2011, 08:57 AM
leiniesred leiniesred is offline
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I put a gauss meter right on top of a 5 watt HT antenna while keyed up. 5 gauss.
HT listening to audio was about 1 gauss right on top of the speaker.
HT standing by. No audio .4 Gauss.
I put the same Gauss meter right on the knob of the running washing machine. 65 gauss.
This was the highest reading I could find in the house.

Anything with a transformer was throwing a pretty hefty magnetic field. I think the step down transformer to run the timer motor and the lack of metal shielding where the plastic knob comes out of the washing machine is why the reading is so high. I can't imagine washing machine manufacturers spend a lot of time on this aspect of design either.
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