HF propagation prediction tool for Amateur Radio
- 600 MHz Pentium II CPU;
- 64 Mb RAM;
- 16-bit or 32-bit color video card.
- Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/7;
- VOACAP (a.k.a. itshfbc, a.k.a. hfwin32).
Installation and Configuration
- Download HamCAP.zip from the Downloads section of this web site, unzip and run Setup.exe. Follow the on-screen instructions;
- download VOACAP from this web site: www.greg-hand.com
- install VOACAP. You will not have to run VOACAP directly, Ham CAP will use it behind the scenes;
- run Ham CAP from the Windows Start menu, click on the Settings tab, and enter your latitude and longitude;
- click on the Ant tab, select the appropriate antennas, verify the antenna patterns.
On-line Interactive Maps
If you are planning on a DXpedition, consider adding an interactive propagation map to your web site (see example). To create the map:
- configure HamCap (set your QTH, year, month, SSN, antenna types, etc.);
- right-click on the map and click on Pre-Compute Maps in the popup menu;
- wait until all maps are computed. Depending on your CPU speed, this may take from 10 to 40 min.;
- right-click on the map holding the Ctrl button down to open the popup menu with advanced commands, and click on Generate GIF’s. HamCap will create a set of GIF files, with hourly propagation maps for each band. The maps will be stored in the \Gifs subdirectory of the HamCap directory;
- download the HTML script for map browsing, and modify it to match the style of your web site;
- upload the script and the images to the web server and place them in the same directory.
Software created by Alex Shovkoplyas, VE3NEA
Visit Oficial Site: http://www.dxatlas.com/hamcap/
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