Major New RF Safety Practice Guide

The Public Law Journal of the State Bar of California has published Jonathan’s Kramer paper, “A Practical Guide to Radio Frequency Emissions Safety.” The article appears in the Summer 2009 edition (Vol. 32, No. 3).

This guide discusses how local government agencies can properly and effectively deal with RF safety issues that come up in connection with wireless siting cases (primarily cell sites, but also broadcast, ham radio, and commercial two-way users, as well).

While written primarily for California public law attorneys, attorneys around the country will find many important and useful gems in the article.

The editor of the Public Law Journal has kindly granted permission for me to reproduce the article in PDF format.

Please follow this link to download the article download page.


No, it’s not the worlds largest cell site.

uluru.200910.DSCN1925It is the worlds largest cell site…no, sorry, kidding…it’s the worlds largest monolithic rock, for decades called Ayers, and now (again) by its traditional name, Uluru.

I took this photo about 48 hours ago, just before sunset.

This is a spiritual and quiet place (when away from us tourists).


(Click on the photo for a much larger version…Photo Copyright 2009 Jonathan L. Kramer)


G’day from Down Under

Report from Melbourne (pronounced “Mel-Bun”) Australia. Day 2 (since day 1 was mostly travel from L.A. to Brisbane (pronounced “Bris-Bun”).

Cell sites everywhere, but virtually none are camouflaged. Found only one today.

I’ll be posting photos in the gallery soon after returning back to the U.S. Maybe sooner.

-Jonathan (at 3:30 P.M. Sunday 10/11/09 Local)


Clearwire is Getting Much Clearer

As you’ve read on these pages, I’ve been perplexed by how Clearwire is deploying its system, at least in Southern California.  I’ve been writing about Clearwire’s deployment in terms of how many of their projects hit the planning desk as Sprint/Nextel site modifications, rather than as new collocations by this new market entrant.

I’m pleased to report that Clearwire (through its outside counsel, Suzanne Toller  reached out to me and set up a face-to-face meeting to discuss their plans, their process, and their network technology.  That meeting occurred last month.

Following the meeting, which lasted two hours, Suzanne followed-up with a six page letter discussing the points we covered in the meeting.  While the letter, properly, reflects Clearwire’s views, I think it is helpful as it extend the dialog and expands on the information base.

I invite you to read ‘the rest of the story’ on a special page at my law firm web site,, which you can reach by clicking here.