Radio Propagation Analysis Software
Analyses, studies, simulations, predictions
The making of BeamFinder was an effort of many years and is based on the author's professional work in ionospheric research. The software enables the user to apply sophisticated scientific models to practical VHF dxing, e.g. sporadic E, Aurora, FAI, E- and F-layer multiple-hop propagation and other types of radio wave propagation.
Studying radio wave propagation combines elements from engineering, communication, geophysics and solar-terrestrial research in a fascinating discipline. Because radio waves ignore manmade boundaries, this discipline also stimulates the international cooperation between scientists, engineers, technicians and, of course, between radio amateurs. I hope BeamFinder will support amateur radio propagation studies
What is BeamFinder?
What can I do with BeamFinder?
"BeamFinder does a lot and the quantity of its capabilities also have quality. The same can be said for its home on the Internet." Read the feature article in the ARRL News.
"BeamFinder's creator, Volker Grassmann, DF5AI, knows his stuff, as is evident in his software." Read the PDF article from QST, Dec. 2002.