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TIG welding near airport with high frequency

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  • TIG welding near airport with high frequency

    I plan to use a Hobart 1611 high frequency arc stabilizer very near an international runway. Would it cause any communication problems with aircraft?
    I read once that the FCC disapproves of this. Any info. much appreciated.
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  • #2
    I would not expect it to bother anything or to have enough amplitude or be on a frequency that would matter.. unless it is inside the airplane

    how close would you be to the aircraft??


    • #3
      As a retired airline pilot and an aircraft mechanic, I guarantee you if there is any interference they will let you know about. Shouldn't be any problem. I used cellphones etc. in the cockpit for years without interference.


      • #4
        I have seen an awful lot of TIG machines in hangers over the years...


        • #5
          I doubt it's a problem. Cell phones etc causing interference with airplanes is overrated and unsubstantiated. In fact i have read a few articles that the FAA was planning to lift the cell phone ban in commercial airplanes.


          • #6
            My father in law texted me recently from the air just because he was allowed to.


            • #7
              Shop I used to work at was on the airports airfield. Never had an issue.


              • #8
                Air Force bases have TIG machines aplenty and some are fairly near the flight line.

                I've never heard of any problems when I was a Comm/Nav troop.


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