Talk:Extremely high frequency
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True or false: someone has coined a name for the next member of the frequency system after this. 184.108.40.206 22:50, 6 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Would this heat-wave gun be an example of milimeter-wave technology? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6300985.stm If so, should the article reference the prototype? -P-
- Yep. Since it uses a 3mm wave.
- Exposure to 3mm waves is shown to be painful and causes heat-burns when exposed in high-power 3mm.
This article should be called "Millimeter-waves", since that is the name used everywhere (except on WP). Calling it "Extremely high frequency" is anachronstic. Setreset (talk) 08:12, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
- "Extremely High Frequency" or EHF is the official designation of this band by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standards body 1 the same as VHF or UHF are for those bands. The term "extremely high frequency" seems to be widely used in professional electrical engineering literature. However, maybe the name "millimeter waves" should be moved up into the lead sentence. --ChetvornoTALK 19:46, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Recent additions on health effects
Recently an editor has been repeatedly adding content on health hazards of the EHF radiation used in the Active Denial System, and health hazards of radio waves in general, to the Weapons systems section. While I think this material is important, I feel it is too general and WP:OFFTOPIC for this article. The material pertaining to the Active Denial System probably belongs in that article. The material on health hazards of cellphones certainly does not belong here because cellphones do not use the EHF band, it could perhaps be put in Cell phone. Alternatively, it could all go in Electromagnetic radiation and health. --ChetvornoTALK 17:04, 2 February 2015 (UTC)