Are all mobile phones immune to satellite radiation?

Hi. I know this sounds like a weird question. I know mobile phones give off radiation, and most mobile phones I assume are powered by towers. There are some mobile phones out there that are powered by satellites.

Are all mobile phones in general immune to satellite radiation?

Can any mobile phone pick up satellite signals and not be damaged by them?

Please help. Thank you.

11 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Mobile phones do "pick up radiation" from satellites when they use GPS signals to triangulate your location.  Yes, satellites generate "radiation" -- millions of people use satellites to connect to the internet, or get TV shows, or to simply communicate with people somewhere else on the planet.

    There is no "damage" related to such signals.

  • Joe
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Yes.  Very weird.  "Powered" means a power supple like a battery or the AC plug in the wall.  Satellites are not a source of power for anything.  So I guess the answer to your question would be yes.  Cell phones are immune from something that does not exist.  The radiation from cell phones is harmless non-ionizing radiation in the RF radio frequency. 

  • 1 month ago

    Mobile phones are all electrically powered.  That electricity is stored in a battery that you regularly recharge.  Most mobile phones communicate through cell towers.  Some mobile phones communicate through satellites. Satellite radiation is not such a big deal from what I understand.  As others have mentioned, wireless devices only communicate in frequencies they are programmed to.  They don't hear different frequencies, just like you and I don't see ultraviolet or infrared light or hear much below 20 hz or above 20 kilohertz. 

  • qrk
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If you have a cell phone in your pocket, your body is exposed to thousands, if not millions, of times the energy you receive from satellites. Your cell phone, when turned on, is periodically pinging cell phone towers. Some of that energy is absorbed by your body. When talking on your cell phone, you are exposed to continuous RF energy. If you are worried about this, get rid of your cell phone! 

    If you've ever worked around satellite equipment you would know that the energy on Earth from satellites is minuscule, especially from geosync satellites.

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  • 1 month ago

    FM radios cannot receive signals from AM radio stations. and AM radios>Fm stations like wise.

    It is the same with satellite radio systems. Your cell phone will not receive Satellite radio signals. It will also not receive signals from your uW oven or your wireless doorbell.

    There are many different flavors of radio and TV transmissions. It gets very complex. If you rally want to know read about radio and TV in the library. There are whole shelves of books.

  • John
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Find the carrier frequency, you're in. X-Band. Buy a spectrum analyzer to be sure.  Pesky Side Bands.

  • 1 month ago

    those sites are full of mis-information.

    cell phones and sat phones are powered by batteries, not towers or satellites.

    "immune to satellite radiation" ? that is silly. cell phones that have GPS use the GPS signals from satellites to determine your position. Sat phones use signals from satellites to communicate. The signals are very very tiny, they cannot cause damage.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Sorry, but the question makes no sense.

    Those sites are the biggest load of misleading nonsense and garbage I have ever seen!

    "Radiation" describes a shape or pattern, not a "thing".

    It means something spreading from a point - a pattern like radial lines in circle; spokes in a bike wheel.

    Anything that uses the word without also specifying exactly what is being "radiated" should be classed as fake, as it is meaningless.

    Mobile phones use radio transmitters and receivers; no different in principle to broadcast radio and television, walkie-talkies etc., just different frequencies and computer controlled to automatically select the frequency / "channel" to use to whichever cell tower is nearby.

    They are _powered_ by batteries, and receive & send radio signals.

    Radio signals are electromagnetic (EM) radiation - the same "stuff" as light and radiant heat.

    You get 1000W (or more) per square metre of EM radiation from simply being outdoors on a clear day. That's sunlight, and why it can power houses via solar panels.

    Phones, wifi etc. use infinitesimal levels of EM energy by comparison; you generally get more EM exposure from room lighting than from phones and computers.

    The signals from satellites are millions of times weaker still.

    The only effect of being exposed to radio waves, infra-red or visible light EM radiation is that the energy is dissipated as heat in your body.

    If it is really! strong, like full sunlight or near a heating radiator or fire, you can detect that as a feeling of warmth!

    That's how a microwave oven works, a high power radio transmitter, typically around 1000W, inside a metal box that bounces the energy around until the food or liquid absorbs it and dissipates it as heat.

    For any normal person*, the only dangerous type of radiation is Ionising radiation, aka Nuclear or atomic radiation. The EM spectrum, from radio op through visible light, is non-ionising.

    [*Engineers working on such as military radar need to be careful - accidentally getting in front of an active radar transmitter would be like getting into a million watt microwave and becoming crispy in seconds..]

    Even ionising radiation is a natural phenomenon and everyone is continuously exposed to a moderate level of "background radiation" from the rocks the earth is made of.

    Plus ultraviolet light from the sun; UV and above (X-Rays & gamma rays) are types of ionising radiation, which is one of the reasons UV from sunlight can cause cancer.

    [Halogen lamps can also emit harmful levels of UV, and should not be used as desk lights where they can be close to skin; they are dangerous, phones and wifi etc. are not].

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Those web sites are selling NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS and other woo-woo to protect you from the EMF boogey man. Sorry buddy, you've been had. 

  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    1 month ago


    No idea what you are talking about. What is "satellite radiation"??? Satellites are high above the earth's atmosphere. Any radiation put off by a satellite (no idea why they would put off radiation) would not reach the earth.

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