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Reviews Categories | Ham Software - Other than logging | MultiProp Help

Reviews Summary for MultiProp
MultiProp Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $39
Description: MultiNEC is an Excel-based antenna modeling program supporting EZNEC, NEC, or MININEC engines to calculate the radiation pattern. MultiNEC also contains an interface to the VOACAP program that can be used to create one or more propagation prediction area coverage maps, time plots, or distance plots. As each map or plot is created it is automatically captured into the MultiNEC workbook.
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ON4SKY Rating: 5/5 Sep 26, 2004 04:51 Send this review to a friend
As accurate as NEC and VOACAP together !  Time owned: 3 to 6 months

This is an impressive package that includes an very interesting propagation prediction program using together the flexibility and power of MultiNEC, an antenna modeling program and the VOACAP engine. 

Taking at best advantage of both programs, its accuracy is similar to the one of these applications. However, using Excel worksheets and macros, the encoding of all parameters of an antenna is complex and not easy to master in a few keystrokes.

To help you a free illustrated user manual is available in PDF format (62 pages very well written that deserve a reading) of the author's website.

The accuracy of radiation patterns calculated by the VOACAP engine are limited to a grid size of 61x61 (vs. 361x361 for VOAAREA). But even compared to results calculated at the same scale by VOAAREA, MultiProp results show a lower resolution (by step of 12 dBW vs. 5 dBW in the iso-contour map, not important, a little more than 1 S-unit, but visible on the map).

Requests MS-Excel, MultiNEC and VOACAP.
Shareware. For all Windows 32-bit plateforms.

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