SPLAT! Resources

This web page was set up quickly to provide a central location for web links, files and other data referenced in my RF Technology Column in TV Technology magazine.

12/31/2008 - Happy New Year! I've added the files used to create the Google Earth map shown in my January 7, 2009 TV Technology article. The article is not availabe separately on line, but I've linked to the digital version of the magazine. The links to early RF Technology articles stopped working after TV Technology modified the site. The revised links should work until they change it again. I also uploaded updated srtm data files created with the more accurate Splat! 1.2.3 srtm2sdf converter. The Windows srtm data has NOT been updated. I will look at updating the Windows files after getting the west coast elevation data on-line.

If you are running Windows but want to run the Linux version of SPLAT! without the hassle of creating a dual-boot system, I recommend installing Sun's VirtualBox software. It is easy to install and doesn't require repartioning your hard drive. If you have a few GB to spare on your hard drive, VirtualBox will create a virtual drive and allow you to install Linux on it.  I use it with the Sidux Linux distribution and a 30 GB virtual drive to run SPLAT! studies while doing other work that needs Windows. 

Please excuse the simple appearance! Extensive travel and work related to the DTV transition have limited the time I have had to create this page. More information will be added over the next few days.

...Doug Lung

The home of SPLAT! is John A. Magliacane's  (KD2DB) web page at:
This web page contains the links to the SPLAT! source code, sources for digital elevation data (USGS DEM and SRTM data),  boundary files for census designated places, county and county equivalent areas. As well as detailed examples of program operation.

John McMellen has adapted SPLAT! for Windows:

John McMellen has compiled SPLAT! for operation on the Windows operating system. See the web site for the link to download it and information on using it. There are some differences in operation and file names, which I outlined in my February 6, 2008 RF Technology column.

Doug Lung's RF Technology columns on SPLAT!
DTV Transition Survival Guide
(January 7, 2009)
Running SPLAT On Windows
(February 6, 2008)
Determine Real Coverage With SPLAT! 1.2.0
(April 11, 2007)

Do-it-Yourself Longley-Rice Studies
(February 2, 2005)

Directory listing for files in xmtr.com/splat/
Use this link to access files in the splat/ directory that were visible before the SPLAT! Resources web page was created.

Web page modified December 31, 2008