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Frequency Bands and distance

Frequency Bands and distance

Frequency Bands and distance

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I am trying to figure out/locate the distances that the bands S, C,X,Ku, etc... can operate using LOS. I also need what frequencies S,C,X,Ku etc... correspond too.
Thanks...Tom

RE: Frequency Bands and distance

There is no hard distance limit on any particular band.

One rule-of-thumb formula for pathloss is:
Pathloss(dB)= 32.45 + 20*log(MHz) + 20*log(km)

This assumes simple 'free space' propagation and ignores the atmospheric effects.  It can be seen that pathloss goes up with frequency, but so does practical antenna gain.

Consideration of maximum distance needs to include a complete end-to-end analysis including antennas, power, atmospheric losses (eg. water), coding gain, bandwidth, receiver, etc.

Obviously, once you hit an obstacle (like the horizon), then you're no longer LOS.


In answer to your other question about the alphabet soup of bands, here is just one chart:
http://www.geo-orbit.org/sizepgs/spectrumchartp.html
Found with Google.

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