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Re: A question about Rain



Dave,

Rain clouds are not considered to attribute to attenuation.
However a "pouring" rain will definetely attenuate, and anything else WET 
between you and the satellite.

73, Scott


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave G." <dmg@bossig.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 9:39 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] A question about Rain


> Just for a change, it's raining here in the middle of
> Washington State (DN06ig).
> It's usually very dry at this time of year..... after all,
> we're supposed to be a desert !!
> So my question is this...
> Can anyone inform me as to the effects (if any) of Rain
> clouds on 2M/70cm satellite downlinks.
> Alternatively, point me to a URL where I can read about it.
> It seems to me that there should be significant attenuation
> of the signal... Am I correct ??
>
> Dave KK7SS
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