Originally Posted by Manos
Now I got confused
I bought a JRC 1000 Mark II Radar a few weeks ago. The output is 1.5W
I was told by friends that are involved with radar installations and I believe that they know a lot more about radars than I do that is safer than using a mobile phone. I this correct? Reading Charles' post I think that they are correct. But I'm asking for verification.
Also to say that the radar will be mounted on a pole 20cm hight on top of the A-frame. The beam from the radar is 7 cms wide.
Any info appreciated
The output is 1.5KW
As with all such things the inverse square law applies - for example you get more exposure to electricity from an electric blanket than you do having your house under a large pylon.
With a mobile phone it is clamped to your head whereas most radar scanners are a few feet away - obviously their power is much greater though - KW rather than a tiny amount of power from your phone.
Remember a radar scanner is exactly the same as a microwave oven - would you stand in front of it with the door open when it's switched on???