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Presentation on HFTA Terrain Analysis for Antenna Systems

  • 24 Apr 2022 7:00 PM
    Message # 12742046
    Peter LaGrandeur (Administrator)

    From: Neil King <>
    Sent: April 23, 2022 01:08 PM
    To: Neil King <>
    Subject: Presentation on HFTA Terrain Analysis for Antenna Systems

    I would appreciate if you could post the following to your website, blog and also share with your club membership via email.




    Presentation on HFTA Terrain Analysis for Antenna Systems

    The Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club (C.A.R.E.S.S.) will host a presentation of HFTA by Adrian VE7NZ on Tuesday, May 17th at 19:00 PDT.

    This is open to all amateur radio operators.

    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.

    Where: In person at the VE7SCC Club Station and remote via a Zoom Conference Call:
    Passcode: [to be provided 1 day before event on the VE7SCC website].

    The event will be live streamed on YouTube and will also be recorded and posted to YouTube after the event.

    Details for the Zoom passcode and the YouTube live stream link will be posted to the VE7SCC website one day before the event at the following link:

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