> Can anyone confirm a story I heard about a particularly high powered
> microwave link in operation in TCD? Apparently it'll do you a serious
> amount of damage if you get between the transmitter/receiver! The urban
> myth part of it revolves around lots of dead pigeons dropping from the
> sky as they fly through the line of sight.
You'll need a lot more exposure than that. The truth is, however, if
you stay inside the beam of a (let's say 5MW/pulse @ ca. 1GHz)
transmitter (close to it, of course) for, maybe, 1/2 hrs, you may
actually die of thrombosis - as the blood warms and thickens. At least
that's what I've heard when I was trained on such radar equipment.
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