[HamWAN PSDR] Questions about Configuring HamWAN Nodes and Sectors

Darcy Buskermolen darcyb at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 05:35:46 PST 2019

1 Watt into 30db gain results in about an RF power density 1m in front of
the feed element of 8W/m^2  Based on World Health
organization recommendations the safe levels are that of 0.4W/kg.  So as
long as your mass is more 7lbs you should not have any adverse effects from
incidental body heating from time-limited exposure to being right in front
of the radiating element.

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 5:12 AM Bill Vodall <wa7nwp at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Perhaps the other difference is that the antennas on the Nodes are
> potentially much more directional. A 1 watt signal into a 30 dB antenna is
> equivalent to 1000 watts.
> Antennas focus - they don't amplify.   A 1 watt signal is still 1 watt
> - it's just focused in one direction instead of being spread out in
> all directions.
> Still worthy of concern and care, don't aim it at your eyes and run
> low power when possible, but it's no microwave oven..
> Bill,
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