KB1BSS Repeater Coverage Maps
SPLAT is a program for analyzing radio propagation over real
terrain. The SPLAT program uses an extensive database of terrain data
from the US Geological Survey. Give it a location anywhere in the US
and it will generate a map showing potential signal strength in all
directions from a transmitter site. SPLAT is a Linux program, but
W5GFE operates a SPLAT server. This is a website that provides a web
interface to SPLAT that allows anyone with net access to generate
these maps over the net, whether your home computer uses Windows,
MacOS, Linux, or any other operating system.
The W5GFE SPLAT server web page is at
(URL updated 5/18/2005).
Location data for the KB1BSS 2 meter and 440 Mhz repeaters has been
entered into W5FGE's database. Coverage maps for the FCARC repeaters and
the 10 meter link for the 440 Mhz repeater are available here.
(Warning, these are big images. To make them a bit more manageable on the
website the original images from the SPLAT server have been cropped.)
KB1BSS 2 meter repeater coverage
KB1BSS 440 MHz repeater coverage
KB1BSS 10 meter link coverage
The W5FGE server allows you to enter data for your own station and
generate maps similar to those posted here. You can also generate
line-of-site accessibility maps for any site.
More information on SPLAT and the W5GFE SPLAT server can be found in
the March 7, 2008 "Surfin'" column on the ARRL website, written by
Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU. The article can be seen