So I have the misfortune of being an apartment dweller. I know that 50 watts is pretty safe as it is what first responders use on 2 meters. Am I really going to have to run around with an analyzer checking safety? That is likely to cause some probably unwarranted alarm. I can't use more than 200 watts anyway as my gear isn't rated for higher nor does it make sense to purchase such with other human beings in such close proximity. My radio itself won't do more than 100 watts without an amp.
Note that my first Ham goal is to reach my Elmer (My brother, actually) in the lower thumb area of Michigan from the Ohio river.