RF Cafe Software
About RF Cafe
1996 - 2016
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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...
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This 1-way path loss calculator uses the familiar Friis equation. It is applicable in the case of something like a transmitter broadcasting to a distant receiver. The transmission medium is assumed to be air in a line-of-site configuration.
The calculator originally on this page has been removed because of compatibility issues with outdated Microsoft OWC components. A 1-Way Path Loss Calculator is included in RF Cafe Calculator Workbook for FREE.
Equations obtained from Electronic Warfare and Radar Systems Engineering Handbook - see example.