[TowerTalk] personal rf meter

Nason, Kevan (GE Infra, Energy, Non-GE) kevan.nason at ps.ge.com
Tue Jul 25 15:36:03 EDT 2006


Another line-of-sight point-to-point program is MicroDEM
by Dr. Peter Guth of the USNA. It does quite a bit more 
too, like ground terrain mapping for use in HTFA, overlay's 
of road maps for mobile use, for portable location there is 
a "view shed" option to show all terrain line of sight 
available from a given location (sounded great for mountain 
top VHF/UHF contesting to me), flood analysis of various 
terrains to make sure you don't set up a shelter or 
emergency station someplace where you will later have 
to move it, etc. There's a learning curve, but it does quite a bit.

I'd always thought more hams should get to using it. It's free too.


Kevan Nason

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