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Re: [CQ-Contest] Antenna modeling software

To: teijo.murtovaara@netikka.fi
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Antenna modeling software
From: David Pruett <k8cc@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 01:38:11 -0400
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I use all of K6STI's modeling programs and have no difficulty running 
them under Windows XP.


teijo.murtovaara@netikka.fi wrote:
> Hello,
> Contest season is starting and I need to do some antenna modeling.
> I have  a couple of modeling programs by K6STI but I have not used them so 
> much
> anymore because they are DOS-based. I have had problems with the changing
> colors so that it is nearly impossible to use the programs. I'm running a
> Windows XP. I've tried even to run the programs in a virtual DOS in Vmware, 
> but
> it didn't help. I would not want to dedicate a computer just for DOS 
> programs. I
> don't like the idea of booting up my computer to DOS residing on the same
> computer with my Windows XP neither.
> Now I am planning to purchase a Windows based antenna modeling program. I 
> would
> like to hear some comments from the users (pros and cons). The progrmas that I
> have considered are both NEC- and Mininec-based (EZNEC, NecWin, Antenna model
> etc.). I should be able to model accurately yagi type of antennas and closely
> spaced open sleeve configurations (tapered elements) on higher HF-frequencies
> as well as wire antennas and vertically polarized antennas for the low bands
> and antennas below the height of 0.2 wavelength. I might need to buy both
> NEC-based and Mininec-based program to fullfill my goals.
> Teijo OH6NIO
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