# Re: Geosynchronous Satellites

```Jon,
You are confusing the "Field" with the "power received".  Yes, the field
is 1/r, but the power received from such a "field" is 1/r squared...

bob

On Sat, 23 Dec 2000, Jon Ogden wrote:

> on 12/23/00 10:42 PM, Jon Ogden at na9d@mindspring.com wrote:
>
> > on 12/23/00 8:32 PM, Phil Karn at karn@ka9q.net wrote:
> >
> >>> orders of magnitude.  Considering that the RF field falls of inversely
> >>> proportionally to the distance between two objects, it follows then that two
> >>
> >> Last time I checked, it ws inversely proportional to the SQUARE
> >> of the distance.
> >
> > Phil,
> >
> > The RF NEAR field is inversely proportional to the square.  The FAR field
> > (what we are talking about here) is inversely proportional to the distance.
>
> Follow-up:
>
> >From the book "Antenna Theory and Design" by Stutzman and Theil copyright
> 1981 John Wiley & Sons, page 22:
>
> "If we get far enough away from any source the fields exhibit local plane
> wave behavior and have a magnitude dependence of 1/r."
>
> And then from page 17:
>
> "In the near-field region of an antenna, terms of the field expressions with
> powers of inverse r greater than one are significant compared to the
> radiation fields.  The complex Poynting vector 0.5(E x H*) will then contain
> terms with powers of (1/r) of three and higher in addition to the RADIATION
> FIELD TERM THAT VARIES AS 1/(r^2).  (Emphasis added)
>
> I think that proves it.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> -------------------------------------
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>
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de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

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