[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 Seitz
galens at seitzassoc.com

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