Had a really nice one about 90% finished that I'd been working on for three days.
Then I was editing a section of it this morning (no coffee!), and I NUKED the whole damn document..............RATS!
Just finished a frantic 6 hour push to get at least something presentable printed out.
The question of RF Safety on the Iowa is something that's a bit overblown, as getting to the Disc/Cage antenna on the bow means going through a locked gate that only authorized people have the key for. The public can't get within 50 feet of it.
The Trussed Monopole antenna at the stern is located on top of the Helo Ops shack, and is a good 10' above the deck.
Assuming ZERO feedline loss (we don't have a clue what the line loss is, but I'll bet it's at least 2~3dB), the fact that we run *maybe* 100 Watts out of the transmitter, and the fact that the Duty Factor for SSB is 20%, and CW is 40%, the minimum safe distance for the "Uncontrolled Area" (where the public is allowed) is FIVE feet.
There's just no way we're pumping out enough RF to do anything to anybody.