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Old 08-04-2015, 02:00 PM   #41
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The owner of the marine elecronics shop where we have purchased all the electronics for both our US boats told me that the only way one could be in danger from the radiation from a typical recreational boat radar like a Furuno would be to hold one's head against the radome of an operating radome for a week.

Maybe you're onto something here. "Oh no honey, it's fine, just lay back down and keep sunbathing... Just keeeeeeep sunbathing..."
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:09 PM   #42
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Maybe you're onto something here. "Oh no honey, it's fine, just lay back down and keep sunbathing... Just keeeeeeep sunbathing..."
Hey in Florida they slather on the baby oil and line the beach recliner in tin foil...well done by 1400.

....should work with microwaves too if the tin foil is crinkled correctly...
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:37 PM   #43
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Safe? Sure it's safe, no worse than sunbathing!

Just climb up there any time, and hey, the view is great!

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Safe? Sure it's safe, no worse than sunbathing!

Just climb up there any time, and hey, the view is great!


I bet you could cook a turkey at 100 paces with some of that equipment.
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I tried to look for the safety zone just north of the Aleutian Island Shemya where they had I think...a Cobra Dane RADAR.


The safety zone extended quite a ways off the coast...but I don't see it on the nautical charts anymore.


Maybe decommissioned...but that baby was supposed to be a butt kicker of a RADAR.....supposed to see stuff lifting off the ground in Russia.
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I think you are mostly right. Since radar frequencies are well below the "ionizing" frequency the major effect is heating. (ionizing radiation will destroy cells, i.e. ultraviolet) In that case the average power is what is important. However, some argue that the brain and nervous system as well as the eyes operate on electrical impulses. The higher peak power can possibly induce voltages that would interfere with the normal functions of these systems. Even after 70 years of radar use this is still an open issue. I personally would not stand in front of a pulse radar but would be much less concerned with a CW/FM radar which has very low peak power.
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