RF Exposure Evaluation


Jim, N5IB
 

Had some "nothing to do" time today so decided to spend a few quality minutes performing my "due diligence" with the ARRL's RF Exposure Caculator at
http://arrl.org/rf-exposure-calculator

I ran four cases, for all bands from 160m to 6m, making the most conservative of assumptions - zero feedline loss, theoretical dipole gain of 2.14 dBi, calculating with ground reflections, and rounding all distances (for the uncontrolled environment up to the nearest tenth of a foot

Case 1: 100 W out, "brick on the IC-706 key" that is 100% Tx, 24/7
Case 2 100 W out, normal CW , that is 40% Tx duty, 2 min Tx then 2 min Rx
Case 3: 15 W out, "brick on the K2 key", that is 100% Tx, 24/7
Case 4: a Bayou Jumper doing normal Secret Agent stuff

The results are shown on the attached graph.

Jim, N5IB

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