At 02:51 PM 5/11/2007, Peter Voelpel wrote:
>Those figures are EZNEC simulated
In general, decent NEC models of different antennas should be
intercomparable. "decent" being the operative word.. it takes a fair
amount of skill and work to generate good models, especially if there
are tapered elements, traps, or lumped components. The other thing
that will definitely be an issue for a model is anything where the
feedline or other stuff is part of the antenna, whether deliberately or not.
But, for comparisons of run of the mill Yagi-Uda arrays, with
attention to segmentation and such, one should be able to get
comparative data within 1/2 dB or so.
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> Currently Force 12 and SteppIR are the only manufacturers that use our
>protocol to produce useful comparable performance figures. If Optibeam
>figures were produced similarly, then I'd be more inclined to believe them.
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