Concern about antenna radiation

model14model14 JacksonvillePosts: 1,027 Officer
I am about to install an 8 foot VHF antenna on my center console with no T-top. This puts the antenna within 2 feet of the driver and 2 foot of the front console seat passenger. My new VHF (West Marine 595) manual says to stay 3 feet away from the antenna when transmitting. You know, that isn't very practical. I'm not sure what to do. I'm not concerned about my health (too old to worry about it) but I have teenage grandkids that would be sitting up front. I guess I could have them move to the stern when I transmit.
I would appreciate any thoughts you may have on this.


  • R DaysR Days Posts: 95 Greenhorn
    That's why they make aluminum foil helmets.  Just kidding.  I would do like you said and just have the kids move to the stern before you transmit.
  • FS DanFS Dan Posts: 2,351 Moderator
    I believe this is mostly a cya moment brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Lawyers association.
    I be more worried about the celluar device that age group can't seem to keep more than 5" from their heads.

    Formerly Catmandew
  • model14model14 JacksonvillePosts: 1,027 Officer
    I'm kinda thinking that way.
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