December 8, 2019

RF Propagation with SPLAT!

Last summer, I played a bit with RF propagation modeling, hoping to determine whether low-power VHF radios would work for communications for the annual Gore Fest kayak race through Gore Canyon in Colorado. The local hams typically use something called Radio Mobile Online which seems to work pretty well but isn't open-source and requires an account to use. Instead, I've been using a tool called “SPLAT!" which is free under the GPLv2 and also seems to work pretty well once you get it setup. Read more

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