UA752 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 142 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
I have always wondered why passengers are always told to put away their cd players, walkmen, gameboy, laptops, etc during take offs and landings. They say it can cause "interference", but what exactly (instruments, radios?) gets interfered with. And if it does cause interference, why is it ok to use it when you are at cruise? Thanks once again!
DC-10Tech From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 298 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
The ILS and Com systems are the most critical, and these are the systems that they don't want interference with during critical phases of flight (takeoff/landing). Remember, electronic devices emit RF radiation and there are a lot of antenna cables and signal wires running above and below your seat that could pick up that radiation. Even though these systems are shielded, one never knows...