Line of Sight radio path predictor

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by greenbaggyskin, May 16, 2013.

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  1. Does anyone know of an open-source or free application available for radio path prediction for LOS?

    It would be extremely useful if it could work from UTM co-ordinates, but even if it requires manual entry of distance, intrusion, ground, elevation, foliage, terrain etc. I would still be interested.

    Sadly I can calculate all this crap manually, but it takes so long.

  2. Cheers mate, but most of those are for HF. PathCalc is a very basic LOS Path Propagation Loss calculator, but they want $150 dollars for it and I only want to use it once or twice per year.

    Thanks though.

    Any YofS/FofS or somebody from RSS got any ideas?
  3. Doesnt everyone use circular graph paper then #?
  4. If you've got some kind of reference that shows the calcs, you might find someone on here willing to implement it.

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  5. Google is your friend ...

    Look for RMD / Radio Mobile Deluxe

    It does point to point and area coverage.

    Takes a bit of getting used to but there is a yahoo group for q and a, and the author contributes.

    Radio_Mobile_Deluxe : Radio_Mobile

    Sig Smith

    (Ham operator VK2YVA & former RASIGS Electronics Technician / Sgt)
  6. ahha .... K=4/3 then?

    Brings back memories that was a while ago :)