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William Andersen
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Default Keep VHF Radio Antenna At Least 1 Meter Away From Our Heads?

I suspect it's not a new warning, just that it's the first time you read
about it. I also doubt that you'd suffer any effects- how long are you on
your boat, how much time do you use the radio?
There's gotta be more important things for us to worry about.

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I have just received a ICOM fix-mounted VHF radio. To my surprise, its
instruction says that I must keep the bottom of the radio antenna at
least 1-meter (3.3 feet) away from our heads if the antenna is mounted
in a small boat. I have never heard this before. Is this for real?
Does this have something to do with strong radio frequency may boil our
brain or cause cancer? Does this restriction also apply to 3dB
antenna? Does this mean that I need to use an extension to keep the
radio antenna further away from our heads?

Thanks in advance for any info about this "unexpected" restriction.

Jay Chan

Yes, and don't forget to wear you aluminum foil cap to protect from the
brain cancer wave frequencies. Seriously, what do I know, I just wanted
to use the aluminum foil line. Should be some interestingly knowledgeable
answers coming soon.