Defines how much clearance you need (yes you need more than simple Line-of-Sight) and for longer links > 3 Km (2 miles) whether you may have a ground clearance problem from our friendly planet. M. Fresnel and his theories. Enter the **Total link** distance (in Miles or Kilometers), if you do not enter an **Obstacle distance** (in Miles or Kilometers) the calculator will use the mid-point for all calculations (**Note:** assumes antennas at same height). Finally enter the system Frequency in MHz and then click the 'Calculate' button. 1 GHz = 1000 MHz e.g. 2400 = 2.4 GHz. The calculator will generate the radius of the 1st Fresnel zone only (at the obstable point or the mid-point), the 60% (no obstacle) radius and the height of the effective earth curvature at the mid-point of the **Total link** distance using the effective earth radius. Calculations and equations used. |