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Eznec Question

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by K5WZI, Jul 23, 2019.

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  1. K5WZI

    K5WZI Ham Member QRZ Page

    In Eznec is the distance between parallel wires measured center to center or edge to edge?
  2. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wires are defined by the coordinates of the wire centers.

    You should read the "Closely Spaced Wires" and "Other Wire Considerations" topics in the "Help" file.
  3. K5WZI

    K5WZI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks, I'll look it up.
  4. UA3TW

    UA3TW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Gonna order EZNEC v.6 (100) or EZNEC v.6+ (150) What's the difference, please? Worth it?
  5. AC6LA

    AC6LA Ham Member QRZ Page

    See the 5th question, about half-way down the page, here.

    Is it worth it? If you go with the standard version you may regret the 500 segment limitation and the lack of a double-precision engine. And a year or two from now, will you even remember or care about the initial cost difference? :)

    Dan, AC6LA
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  6. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Please try 4nec2 first. It's free, and no silly limits on wires and segments, etc.

    There is no version of eznec I'd pay anything for. Seriously.
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  7. UA3TW

    UA3TW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks, Dan. I'm using v.4 currently. The only thing I lack there is Hybrid Coupler option. Someone gonna make me a gift, bying v.6 and asks me what version to order. Let it be v.6+ then
    As for 4nec2 I have one and use it but do not like the interface. Got blunders many a time.
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  8. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    And no guidance of the pitfalls of incorrectly segmenting wires and structuring your models. It is easy to generate beautiful plots of badly constructed models in 4nec2.

    If you follow Lewellen's and Cebik's guidance distilled into the EzNec help and error checking, you will get a model that better matches the real antenna after you build it.
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  9. AI3V

    AI3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fixed your post for you.


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  10. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    No Rege, not everybody is as cheap as you. You get what you pay for...

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