[TowerTalk] Antenna Gain and Take-off Angle

henrypol2@juno.com henrypol2@juno.com
Mon, 2 Nov 1998 16:22:46 -0500

There is a review of the Wizard 2 Propagation Software in the Nov/Dec
issue of NCJ.

Henry Pollock - K4TMC
Raleigh, NC

On Mon, 2 Nov 1998 01:36:44 -0500 "Dick Green" <dick.green@valley.net>
>I just got a great propagation program called WinCap Wizard. It has
>provision for entering gain and take-off angle data for up to three
>different antennas, and I'd like to try some predictions with numbers 
>for my
>setup. I have an 80M Inverted Vee with the apex up about 65 ft. 
>(probably an
>all-angle, all-azimuth radiator), a 40M 4-square with 60 radials per
>element, and a TH-7 on a 72' tubular crankup. I figured I would start 
>trying some theoretical numbers from the literature, but those 
>probably won't give me much help with the TH-7 at different heights. 
>that my goal is to get "reasonably accurate" propagation predictions 
>DXing and contesting, is it worth buying one of the modeling programs? 
>so, what program would you recommend for a non-designer (i.e., cheap 
>easy-to-use?) Should I go through the trouble (and expense) of 
>terrain? My gut tells me that a high degree of accuracy here is 
>gilding the
>lily, but what say ye?
>By the way, I highly recommend WinCap Wizard: http://www.taborsoft.com 
>affiliated, etc., etc.)
>73, Dick, WC1M

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