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Subject: [Towertalk] Unsolicited testimonials -- MultiNEC and 4NEC2 (version 5)
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 13:59:15 -0500
I have just downloaded the latest versions of these two programs, and am 
very impressed.

MultiNEC 2 does all the good things that the earlier versions did, plus an 
absolutely spectacular interface with VOACAP and VOAAREA.  Now you can go 
directly from modeling the latest and greatest antenna system to seeing how 
it will work in your target area, today, last November, or next November 
(though you may not want to look at the sunspot number being predicted for 
next November!)  It actually makes VOACAP easy to use!

It's available at  The demo is 
full-featured and its only limitation is a nag screen.  Registration costs 
$39 -- I'm just as cheap as the average ham, but within two hours of 
downloading the demo, I concluded this one is in my toolkit to stay, and 
sent in my registration fee via PayPal.

4NEC2 has long provided a relatively friendly user interface for NEC-2, but 
in recent months Arie has rapidly improved its built-in optimizer and other 
cutting-edge features (to my knowledge, the other optimizers out there use 
MININEC computing engines).  In the most recent release, however, he's 
incorporated an absolutely stunning DirectX viewer for looking at antenna 
structures and patterns.

4NEC2 is freeware, downloadable from

73, Pete N4ZR
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