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Handbook of Radio Wave Propagation Loss, Part II (100-20,000 MHz)

Report ID: 
TR 89-242
April 01, 1989

This handbook is intended to provide estimates of radio wave propagation loss between transmitting and receiving antennas of various heights and transmission frequencies above the assumed smooth-earth surface calculated using the NLAMBDA computer model. For many cases involving electromagnetic compatibility analysis, the curves of predicted transmission losses in this report may be used to estimate the transmission losses of the desired and undesired signals. These estimated loss values are given in dB as BASIC MEDIAN TRANSMISSION LOSS for antennas with effective heights up to 5000 meters, operating in the 100-20,000 MHz frequency range, over land or sea, at great circle earth surface distances up to 1000 kilometers.