HAAT (Height Above Average Terrain) Calculator

To use the 40 point method for solving for the antenna height above average terrain (HAAT) you need a good topographic map with 10 foot or better contour lines for a distance of  10 miles from the antenna site.

First determine the antenna location and elevation on the topo map. Enter the elevation and antenna height in the calculator.

Draw concentric circles on a copy of the map at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 miles from the antenna. With a protractor or other method draw bearing lines from the antenna at angles of  0, 45, 90, 135, 180, 225, 270 and 315 degrees.

Where the bearing lines intersect the circles read the elevation from the map and enter into the appropriate box on the calculator. Use only whole numbers.

When all values are entered, press the Solve button to determine the HAAT. Good Luck!

This calculator was created many years ago before we had available digital geographical data. Here is a link to a more modern method to determine your HAAT. Thanks to K1IW for making this available. http://www.amateur-radio.net/haat.html


Here is a link to the FCCs HAAT Calculator: http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/haat_calculator.html (Needs corrected link)



Antenna Height

Ground Elevation