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Old 09-24-2011, 07:06 PM
DougDad DougDad is offline
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Default 110 watt 2M antenna RF exposure

Just looking for a few words of advice from experienced people on this forum. I did some research and see that DaveInDenver has some posts on this forum and others.

Will I be safe inside a vehicle with a 5/8 wave 2M antenna connected to a 110 watt radio? If think as long as there is a metal roof between me and the antenna I should be OK.

However, I am thinking that if there are people near the vehicle, say within a few feet of it, there could be some safety concerns if the radio is transmitting.

As long as we don't touch the antenna and get an RF burn what distance should be safe...7 feet? If real close, and the TX is only for a short period (thirty seconds every three minutes), is there significant potential for harm to the bystanders?
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