Windows (all operating systems) 32-bit HF Propagation Models from NTIA/ITS

If you have problems and want to ask for help, please do the following:
  • Execute the file: C:\itshfbc\bin_win\sysinfo.bat
  • If you did not use the default installation directory, C:\itshfbc will be different.
  • This will create the file: C:\itshfbc\bin_win\sysinfo.txt
  • Please include that file in your Email with a detailed description of your problem.
    Note for Windows-NT/2000/XP installation:
    The icons to execute the software may not install properly on Windows-NT/2000/XP systems. Here is a solution:
  • This problem should be solved with version 04.0202 using the Tarma Installer .
  • Execute the software from Start/Programs/ITS HF Propagation/....
  • You can also now execute any of the ..\bin_win\*.exe files directly If you can do the above, you can create an icon on the desktop by:
  • Start/Programs/ITS HF Propagation
  • right mouse click while the mouse is over ITS HF Propagation and pick Explore
  • Then do a right mouse click on ITS HF Propagation and pick Send to > Desktop
  • You can then change the desktop icon to c:\itshfbc\icons\itshf.ico The above is true only if you use the default installation.
    Please let me know if this does not work.
    Actually, let me know if it does work!!
    README.txt file describes installation and registration procedures (Software is FREE).

    To download the ICEPAC Technical Manual:     Word 7.0 format     pdf format
    To download the ICEPAC Original User's Manual:     Word 7.0 format     pdf format
    Thanks to Brenton S. Vogelsang of Australia for converting the above manuals to Word.

    The original IONCAP manual (from which ICEPAC & VOACAP were derived) is available from ITS at:
    NTIA Report TR-83-127

    Input/output for Point-to-Point models

    Sample Point-to-Point data input screen
    Changing TIME input data screen
    Sample Point-to-Point tabular output
    Sample Point-to-Point graphics output (color)
    Sample Point-to-Point versus DISTANCE (with modes) plot (color) - ICEPAC/VOACAP only
    Sample Point-to-Point versus DISTANCE (ALL frequencies) plot (color) - ICEPAC/VOACAP only
    Sample Point-to-Point versus TIME (with modes) plot (color) - ICEPAC/VOACAP only
    Sample Point-to-Point versus TIME (ALL frequencies) plot (color) - ICEPAC/VOACAP only

    Input/output for Area Coverage models

    Sample Area Coverage data input screen
    Sample Area Coverage map (color - DBU)