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Reviews Categories | Ham Software/Apps - Other than logging | Rohde & Schwarz Propagation Wizard PropWiz Help

Reviews Summary for Rohde & Schwarz Propagation Wizard PropWiz
Rohde & Schwarz Propagation Wizard PropWiz Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $FREE DOWNLOAD
Description: Key Facts

PropWiz is a program designed for PC or laptop/notebook computers. It requires Windows3.x/95/98/NT/2000 or WindowsXP.

Why PropWiz saves a lot of time
To determine the availability of a shortwave link, the following steps had to be performed up to now:
Calculation of the field strength at the receiver by means of a MUF program
Determination of the man-made noise, atmospheric noise and galactic noise at the receiver to ITU-R recommendations (depending on location, time of day and season of year)
Calculation of the signal-to-noise ratio considering the bandwidth, the receiver noise and the RX antenna gain
Comparison of the calculated signal-to-noise ratio with the signal-to-noise ratio required for the used modulation
24-fold repetition of steps 1 to 4 to get the availability in hours per day
To obtain results for modified parameters, such as different antennas, adapted TX power, other month, etc, the complete calculations and evaluations had to be done again
For different locations the complete calculations had to be done again
To get an overview with necessary details, the calculated results had to be put into a graphical display
The Propagation Wizard frees you from all these efforts and delivers the desired results in a very short time. The results are given in a graphical display to allow an overview with all the necessary details. The calculations can be quickly repeated as often as desired. Of course the results can be printed out to get a hardcopy.

The outstanding features of the Propagation Wizard are:
Extremely easy operation through selfexplanatory Windows user interface
Online Windows help function
Based on proven algorithm for MUF and field-strength calculation
Consideration of all important link parameters
Consideration of specific Rohde & Schwarz hardware (transceiver power classes, antennas, data modems)
Characteristics of Rohde&Schwarz antennas taken into account: it is no longer necessary to enter values for antenna gain and elevation
Generation of radiation patterns for user-specific antennas supported by included editor
Calculation of the availability of a link for a pair of predefined signal-to-noise ratios in hours per day
Graphical display of the usable frequency range versus time of day, which is very easy to interpret
Link parameters can be saved for later recalculation
Supports 800 600 pixels and 640 480 pixels screen resolution

Rohde & Schwarz does not longer support the "Propagation Wizard PropWiz" software available for download free of charge.

Software requirements: Windows3.x/95/98/NT/2000 or WindowsXP
Product is in production.
More info:,10,11,113&content=/www/dev_center.nsf/html/113331
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NA6M Rating: 4/5 Jan 14, 2011 20:34 Send this review to a friend
Free  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Nice program but it is no longer supported. Updated download link:
G4IOV Rating: 5/5 Jul 4, 2007 11:33 Send this review to a friend
Propagation Software  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is an excellent DX tool which predicts the Maximum Useable Frequency at any time between any two locations in the world.

Rohde & Schwartz are as good as it gets in modern HF communication.

73 Peter

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