cocoaNEC 2.0 NC Tutorial
Last updated: January 10, 2012

NC Interface

cocoaNEC includes an input method that uses a programming language to describe the antenna model. The language is patterned after the C Programming Language and because of that, I have called it NC (for "NEC C").

The following tutorial leads you through the steps of creating a simple dipole antenna using NC in cocoaNEC 2.0. You can use this tutorial in the future as a quick reference. The Reference Manual describes NC in greater detail.

You can go directly to each topic of the tutorial by using the links below. You can also navigate directly to each topic by using the tab buttons at the top of each chapter of the tutorial.

1. Creating a New NC Model

2. Creating a Simple Dipole

3. Setting Feeds, Frequencies and Radiation Pattern Parameters

4. Specifying Grounds and Ground Radials

5. Networks and Transmission Lines

6. Other System Functions and User Defined Functions

7. NC Syntax

8. Writing Optimizing Loops