Originally Posted by JCW
I believe the output power is 2KW. However I found this on the site.
At 08/03/2001 12:12 PM we wrote - Due to the relatively low power of leisure radar, concerns over harmful transmissions are generally not considered to be a problem as long as people are a few feet from the scanner unit (about 3 feet) and the scanner is positioned above eye level.
The following is an excerpt from our Radar handbooks discussing Radar safety.
The crucial part is " above eye level" - the point I am trying to make is that the Radome must be above head height - not only for safety but also for increased range.
Some Ribs I have seen do not fulfill such criteria and to me Radar mounted so low is a waste of time and dangerous(unless you remember to crouch down low)!!!
Of course I agree that Radar is a huge safety aid - would definitely fit it to a cabin type RIB or a commercial one with a high Radar arch!!!