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 Post subject: Smooth Earth Diffraction Calc
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:51 am 
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Location: London UK
Hi Yorl
I have a trivial problem to solve but no budget for suitable software.
Anyone know a reliable freeware or website with a Java applet to compute smooth earth diffraction at VHF?
I am trying to predict performance of a system using yagi antennas at 160MHz over an 80km smooth path using -110 dBm sensitivity receivers and 45watts Tx power with 8 or 10dB gain antennas each end, low feeder loss.

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:23 am 
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I found this interesting article: ... ateurs.pdf

I hope this helps. :-)

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:01 am 
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Hi Whatever
Thanks a bunch for that link. As the author says "Information on the subject is very hard to come by."
I will follow up one of the references he mentions.
I had not seen this approach to analysis. It does not appear to be either ITU-R or NBS, and the author of the paper admits he has lost the provenance of the procedure.
Thanks again. It will give me a third approach, and hopefully narrow down the discrepancy I am experiencing when using different methods.

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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:22 pm 
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Hi nubbage :)

If you send me an email at mr[dot]whatever[at]gmail[dot]com, I can try forwarding you a PDF file that I got. I'm not sure if it helps, but its worth a try.

Replace [dot] with . and [at] with @ in the email.

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