Well, let me put it this way,
On a submarine bridge, there aren't very many good places to stand or to mount a radar. We typically have two: one mounted on a removable stanchion, and one on a hydraulically operated mast that is housed in the sail. When we have the full maneuvering watch set, the officer of the deck
(yeah that's me) and the captain
end up standing atop the sail, and the (fairly powerful) hydraulically operated radar rotates and radiates just below waist level. The removable radar radiates right about at head
level. When the full maneuvering watch isn't set, there is room for the OOD and lookout in the bridge cockpit
, and the radars are above both our heads (but not by all that much). I've spent many an hour in these positions, and we all made many jokes about it onboard.
That said, my wife recently found out she's pregnant with our second child
, and she became pregnant with our first while she was still on the pill. So it looks like the little swimmers are doing just fine, thanks.
Radar's not so tough. Don't sweat it.