The Connections tab is where you define the connections that are
between your transmitters and your antennas. Each
transmitter/antenna pair can only have one connection, but each
transmitter can connect to multiple antennas and each antenna can
be connected to multiple transmitters, with each connection having
Things that are included in the connection properties are wire
type, wire length, tuner losses, and any other losses (lightning
suppressors, line splitters, etc.) This allows you to have a wide
range of flexibility in accurately modeling your connection setup.
All losses are specified in dB, so be sure to enter them that way.
If you need to add multiple losses to put in the other losses
field, you just add the dB values together.
Whether or not there is a tuner in the connection, it is safe to
set the Tuner loses as 0 (dB). The limits in the formula are at
their maximums, so any setup that is less than the maximum will
still be fine when adding a component loss to the path. It is
possible to change it later if you want something closer to the
actual RF output.
The same goes for other items in the path (Other Losses), because
the calculator is meant to check if maximum output is less than the
requirements. Any losses in the connection between the transmitter
and the antenna will reduce the actual RF output. In other words,
if the calculated RF exposures are within limits without taking
into account the connection losses, the setup will still be within
limits when the connection losses are taken into account.
Currently, I only have specs on a few wire types available, but if
you want this application to have more, feel free to send the specs
to me and I will add them. Just make sure that they cover a wide
range so they can be used on lots of bands.
Add a connection for every physical connection you plan on
modeling. You will see a section for each connection in the