HF Terrain Analysis of VE7SCC antenna systems and For Your Station
Did you know your station’s performance is dramatically affected by terrain up to 3km around you? Do you wonder if it would be worth investing in a taller tower? Do you think stations by the ocean get better results? Do you think a contest station works better on a mountaintop or on the prairies?
In this presentation, Adrian VE7NZ, will show you how to use ARRL’s HFTA software to answer these questions and more. Examples will be shared including excerpts from a full report on how terrain affects VE7SCC’s antennas. You will also be shown how to use HFTA software to profile your station.
Adrian was first licensed in 1981 at the age of 15 and has been on the air daily ever since. He is an avid DX’er, contester, and CW enthusiast. Moving up the spectrum, he also runs “The Canada Hub” – a nationwide AllStar network that brings together repeaters across the country on 2 metres to 5.9 GHz, making more active use of our spectrum and providing a network with a distinctively Canadian focus.