Here’s your video introduction to Section 11.2, “RF Exposure,” in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio.
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I am Brent Johnson, KI5HXM, recently licensed as Tech & General in January 2020. My question is relating to RF exposure in a mobile environment. The ARRL tool for RF exposure puts FM in the 100% duty cycle which seems excessive. The minimum distance is like 3.5 feet at VHF/UHF. So even with 1.5 feet operating at SSB the minimum distance is around 1.5 feet. So my question is where do I mount a 2m/70cm dual band antenna on my vehicle (pickup). I cant assume that the pickup roof of metal is going to protect passengers so the roof is not an option as I can understand it.
My dilemma is this: the best radiation pattern is in the center of the vehicle but it seems to violate the RF safety per the ARRL calculator. So do I move it 3.5 feet forward or behind the cab?
Thanks for any answer you can provide. I appreciate your channel, thanks for all you do for Ham Radio! 73 de KI5HXM
Fantastic ! I passed my General Exam today and just love learning more ! You are a great communicator and presenter – thank you