During the last few years we’ve noticed more and more powerful HTs becoming available. For the longest time most everything was 4/5 watts, but lately seen portable handheld radios on the market that advertise 6, 8 or even 10 watts. I even have a demo of one in my office that was capable of transmitting somewhere between 15 and 25 watts! It’s a huge brick of a radio, too, mostly due to the battery pack needed to deliver that type power.
Now, I have my personal thoughts on this, but we want to know what you, the forum members, think.
So the question is, how much is too much power for a handheld? If there is a limit where you start to feel uncomfortable with that amount of power, from a safety perspective, where might that limit be?
What’s the highest power HT you’re comfortable using?
- 5 Watts
- 6 Watts
- 7 Watts
- 8 Watts
- 9 Watts
- 10 Watts
- More than 10 Watts