Do the heatmap results account for the missed/unreached hotspots that are close by when simulating with different antenna dBi settings, like using a higher dBi antenna setting in the simulatiton, so I can see accurate results, say, from a higher altitude like a tall building at 75 ft high in the middle of downtown?
Is that what the “dead zone” results are?
This is the situation I am trying to get results for, and I simulated with three different dBi antennas. I result in significantly more “reached hotspots” the higher dBi antenna I tested on, with the most using the setting of my highest dBi antenna (8) that I tested in the simulation… but in real life how far away from me in a radius will it be before my signal propagates downward enough to reach hotspots that are, say, near ground level?
I don’t need the exact distances for the 3 different dBi’s (unless you happen to know)… only if the results in the simulation take this into account.
Is the “dead zone” results in the table, under “reached hotspots” represented by the resulting black circle which is centered around the tested hotspot location, or is that something different? Because the circle resulted at exactly the same distance from the hotspot for all three tested settings (2.3, 5.1, and 8 dBi).
This is why I am wondering the first question. Do the heatmap colors results (or some result in the simulation) account for the change in the “pancake” thinness/thickness of the propogation-out shape of different dBi antenna settings, as far as accounting for reaching or not reaching closer or farther away distance away from the hotspot, (which is at 75 ft high, and lets say, reaching hotspots at ground level) when testing with the different dBi settings? Or are, perhaps, the simulation results actually literally taking into account the elevation of every single hotspot including the origin and also the hotspots resulting as reached (or not reached)?