Precise WW locator map

During portable radio activities, it is sometimes necessary to have a map with the WW locator square system. I didn't find exactly what i needed, so i decided to write my own scripts.

Even, if with nowadays smartphone and GPS, it is not as needed as before, it is still very usefull.

You can a nice Web page with a lot of possibilities on Patrick TK5EP's Web page.

 

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Circular SWR/gain ruler

Like me, you probably often needed to calculate a gain, loss or SWR when measuring powers or working on antennas. And when you are on the field, you never have the right calculator or forgot the right formula !

It's a long time i wanted to make a chart that could make me the life easier. I was thinking about a circular chart, but i never found the right tool with which i could do it easily. Until i found the GALVA software written by F5BU.

The result of my thoughts is presented below. This tool can calculate gain, loss, SWR and return loss in a second with enough precision for most amateur works.

The principle is simple, the powers are on 4 decade logarithmic scales, for a 40 dB range. The gain and return loss use the same 40 graduations linear scale and the SWR is a special scale responding to the SWR vs power formula.

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