[CQ-Contest] Hints and Kinks for Using HFTA -- A Joint PVRC/NCCC Webinar Event

RDStraw n6bv at arrl.net
Wed Sep 16 14:42:44 PDT 2009

Date:  Thursday, September 24, 2009 8 PM EDT (September 25 - 00:00 UTC)

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A Joint PVRC/NCCC Event - Presenter Dean Straw, N6BV, will build on the
introduction to HFTA in the PVRC Webinar on Aug 5, 2009, which was entitled
"HF Antennas DX or Domestic, What's Your Pleasure?"  Attendees to the Sep 24
Webinar may wish to review the Aug 5 presentation for background information
and perspective. Go to http://www.pvrc.org and click on the "PVRC Webinars"

Arguably, the most difficult part to using HFTA is obtaining digital terrain
data for the program to manipulate.
On Sep 24 Dean will ask for a volunteer to give the exact location of
his/her tower, and then show how to gather the required terrain-profile data
from three on-line sources. Once he generates the terrain profiles, he will
analyze various antenna configurations using HFTA, discussing a number of
practical "hints and kinks" determined from his experience analyzing lots of
QTHs around the world.

Pass the word!

Ken K4ZW
President, PVRC
(relayed by N6BV for K4ZW, who is traveling)

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