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hanno

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Reception in rain?
« on: April 02, 2010, 08:55:09 AM »
Does rain affect the reception of the radarbox?

Team Spirit

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Re: Reception in rain?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 09:16:48 AM »
Hi Hanno,

In my experience, it does not affect it but then I do leave my RB indoors 'LOL'

Have you noticed a drop in reception during rain?

Best regards Dave.

Best regards Dave.

hanno

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Re: Reception in rain?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 09:49:17 AM »
I am still trying to compare if there is any difference.

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Re: Reception in rain?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 12:53:29 PM »
It would be correct to say that UHF propagation is affected by the weather. I find even the difference between a cloudy day and a bright sunny one to be significant.

jannuh

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Re: Reception in rain?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 02:50:14 PM »
ADS-B is even on SHF, agree with Nortonbeak!

glideslope

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Re: Reception in rain?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010, 05:36:10 PM »
Hi folks,

Interesting post, as RD Box works in Ghz range would heavy rainful affect it, it does my Sky TV service when heavy rain is falling, although to date I have not seen any such event.

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Re: Reception in rain?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010, 09:24:32 PM »
hello

We definitely have times when our reception is better or worse than average and it seems we have better range on low humidity days.

Andrew

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Re: Reception in rain?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 09:37:28 PM »
Hi
My hand held GPS sat nav works at around 1.5ghz and yes the rain does affect it badly when indoors,  and yes it works better on a clear day.
from pat.

ps:
Civilian use signal, broadcast on the L1 frequency (1575.42 MHz), which currently contains the C/A signal used by all current GPS users.