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RF Exposure Concern

My SOTA setup looks like this:


I mainly operate on 20 meter at 30w max, should I worry about anything concerning RF exposure? What I know is 30 watts are well below FCC’s threshold of require a RF evaluation.

Thanks.

73 de Willis

I say no if you look at the wave length of 20m in compare to SHF and beyond.
Exposed is short term.

But advisable people not touch the antenna when transmitting.

Karl 2E0FEH

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With a loaded antenna like that it is possible that you could be close to the ICNIRP public limits on exposure to non-ionising radiation if you are using a datamode (high duty cycle). However, the limits are very conservative (and averaged over 6 minutes).

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Thanks for all the respones as well as SOTABEAM’s Power Distribution Box: