Weather and Reception
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Weather and Reception 29 Dec 2012 20:22 #10699

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Today the weather here in Mass is cloudy and medium to heavy precipitation, I notice that radio signal is weak at best even on close stations. Does weather effect the signal? Also is there a way to clean up the signal? I have an discone antenna in the attic that’s about 25 ft high. I know if I mount the antenna outside I can get better signal but do to conditions I can not.

Weather and Reception 30 Dec 2012 04:17 #10700

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We need some more details.

-What bands(s) are listening to? (VHF/UHF/800?)

-How long is your coaxial cable?

-What type of cable? (RG-8/RG58/9913?)

Re: Weather and Reception 30 Dec 2012 06:35 #10701

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Hi Jim - The freq is uhf that exact freq 482.7875, line of sight is fair to good. Cable is rg-8 and it;s about 25" long. Great signal on clear days but in bad weather you can tell there's a lose.

Weather And Reception 30 Dec 2012 14:05 #10702

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That seems like it should be okay.

-How old is the RG-8?

-How far away is the 482.7875 repeater?

-Are the connectors crimped on or soldered on?
Last Edit: 30 Dec 2012 14:10 by Jim1348. Reason: Details

Re: Weather And Reception 30 Dec 2012 20:12 #10707

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cable is new antenna is new by new I mean less then 3 months that I installed it. Repeater is about 20 miles away. When I said signal was weak I should have said, some what weaker. My main question is does weather effect signal. Thank you for the the concern on this subject though. It's nice to know that if you have a problem there's a lot of good guys here to help out.

Re: Weather And Reception 30 Dec 2012 20:17 #10708

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Max2248 wrote:
My main question is does weather effect signal.



Yes.

Some info here:

www.tpub.com/neets/book10/40j.htm
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