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Old 05 January 2008, 05:09   #11
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Originally Posted by SeaSkills View Post
Bit of a tangent, but what are peoples' thoughts on radar as a health risk? I was always told that you have to mount the set high so that the transmissions are clear of everybodys heads or their brains would get fried and all that stuff. More and more people now seem to be saying that's not an issue and you can happily stand in front of an active radar set without worrying. I don't! Should I worry? Have the manufacturers changed the specs so much that it's become safe?
Ian this has been a recurring discussion here, including fairly recently apparently the small furuno unit makes no mention of safe working distance/height etc. in a world of litigation that might be an indication that they consider the risk negligeble.
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The Raymarine radar manual makes a particular point about possible eye damage.

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