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[quote:e347b7d2fc]BUT – the computer models for determining field strength vs distance that I used are based on measured data. Their accuracy has been proven by thousands of field measurements made on directional and non-directional AM broadcast station antenna systems going back some 60 years, and should not be dismissed so easily. They are, in fact, real world. [/quote:e347b7d2fc]
It will certainly be interesting when some simulations that are relevant to Part 15 broadcasting are developed, although it’s such an unusual combination of constraints that I doubt it really can be simulated.
[size=16:e347b7d2fc][color=red:e347b7d2fc]OOPS! I was wrong here – Rich came up with a great simulation for part 15 – be sure to see it on the [url=http://part15.us/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=192&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15&sid=53c13b68df31345e6aa5171ebf0dc2da][/color:e347b7d2fc][/size:e347b7d2fc][u:e347b7d2fc][size=16:e347b7d2fc]next page[/size:e347b7d2fc][/u:e347b7d2fc][/url]
Too many unknowns and ‘gotchas’ to really simulate easily. Shoving all that wave length into a short antenna is sure a perversion of reality, simulated or otherwise. 😉
Thank goodness for good old empirical experience, and the contributions of those who do real experiments in the real world 😛
Gosh, if we all believed the simulations, there wouldn’t be any Part 15 broadcasting, and then how much fun would we have?