On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Colm Buckley wrote:
> We do have a uw link in operation (or at least, we did up to quite
> recently) as a link to our "outpost" in St James' Hospital (IIRC,
> transmitting from the tower in DIT Kevin Street), but it's a normal
> ethernet uw link, not nearly intense enough to fry a pigeon. I strongly
> doubt that a transmitter that intense would be sanctioned by the
> relevant authorities.
>> Perhaps if you stood in front of it for a couple of hours, you'd have
> problems. Isn't there a sign up on Three Rock, indicating how long it's
> safe to stand in front of the dishes up there for?
last march (and j0n will back me up on this) the wit amateur radio group
went on a competition, using 3.5MHz (mainly) tx'ing average power of 1KW.
the way the antenna was diected, we were in the direct path of the max
tx'ed power. I can say for the whoille weekend I had a splitting headache,
and for about a week after.
and that was only long wave radiation, if we were using 900Mhz? heavens..
Bernard Tyers. B.Tech.Elec. Mail: btyers at snet.wit.ie, Web: snet.wit.ie/bbt
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