[antennaware] Modelling beams with linear loading, NEC 4 for the monetarially challenged?

km1h @ juno.com km1h@juno.com
Thu, 19 Mar 1998 12:19:26 EST

On Thu, 19 Mar 1998 06:41:28 -0500 (EST) "L. B. Cebik"

>NEC-4 improves on NEC-2 by a lot, but has its own limitations.  THose 
>most note to hams will appear in the next issue of QEX.  Unless you
>antenna projects challenge NEC-2 limits, NEC-4 may not be 
>However, for serious modeling, keep a version of MININEC available for
>some problems the NECs cannot handle well.
>Hope this is useful.

How accurately does NEC4.1 model in ground, on ground and very low (12' @
1.8MHz) elevated radials and over all real world soil conditions?
(Including my Very Poor  1mS/m rockpile)
Have there been a sufficient number of real world tests to fine tune the

Spring is approaching and I would really want to make some improvements
to my 160M verticals but all the comments about elevated radials has me
very confused. 

Tnx   Carl   KM1H

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