VOAAREA Case: RUV Gufunes

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This is a case study that tries to guestimate the coverage area of Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV), based on information provided in Radio Nederland's recent article on the station. It also serves as a practical example of how to use VOAAREA even if some of the critical input parameters are missing; in RUV's case, the exact transmitting antenna setup.

Collect all necessary input data

Start by reading the RNW (Radio Nederland) article on RUV, http://www.rnw.nl/realradio/features/html/iceland020111.html. Look for the following data:

Enter the input parameters

As a result, the VOAAREA main input screen should look like this:

Run the prediction

Voila!

This is approximately what you should see (I have changed some of the default colours for my maps):

13 UT - 13865 kHz 18 UT - 11402 kHz Legend