KI6ZHD now has the antenna and before he installs it he would like to look into questions such as:
KI6ZHD provided detailed measurements and the picture, this exercise is going to provide the answers.
This exercise consists of four main parts and a diversion. You can jump ahead by following these links:
The tools I am going to be using are all available on Ubuntu. If you are going to follow along you will need:You can view a short description of all of the antenna modeling programs in the Ubuntu 10.04 repository in my Antenna Modeling Project.
The user's guide for NEC2 is a bit old, but the program itself is even older!