effect of wet ground

Andre Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Mon, 06 Apr 1998 07:34:35 -0400

K.E. Moore wrote:

> [...]

> More interesting is the effect of the heavy rain making the ground surface
> very wet and conductive; as several people have found, this noticably reduces
> the amount of RF current achievable and I had a lot more difficulty being
> heard. It doesn't seem to affect the RX performance of the antenna, though,
> and if anything received signals and general noise levels were better than
> usual. Unfortunately a neighbour I don't get on with at all seems to have
> developed a 'rogue' fluorescent light which produces S9+ noise for several
> hours at a time, so there are times now when I can't hear anything at all!