[PLUG-TALK] Weather and radio frequency

Galen Seitz galens at seitzassoc.com
Mon Mar 21 14:54:20 PDT 2011


John Jason Jordan wrote:
> This morning's weather is much wetter and drippier than Saturday
> morning, with the cloudy overcast cover much lower. So my question is,
> does rainy, drippy weather tend to block RF?

The short answer is yes.  At typical cell phone frequencies(800 MHz to 
3 GHz), moisture in the air can affect signal strength.  This includes 
trees, which are mostly water.  However, it's difficult to say whether
this was the cause of your dropouts.

galen
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Galen Seitz
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