Just curious if there has been a study on the performance of RD based on climate conditions. Maybe the GOL have done this? I am in Alabama and most of our year we are in a muggy and humid airmass (thanks Gulf of Mexico). I have noticed a signficant decrease in the sensitivity and range of my V1 when it is warm with high humidity vs over the winter in dry, cooler air. If I had to guess, I would say that detection range and sensitivity is 10-15% better in conditions where external temps are below 80 and relative humidity is less than 60%. I think the humidity/dewpoint has more to do with it than the temps though.
So it leads me to believe that folks who live out in the southwest US might be getting the best performance out of their RD's. Anyone else have thoughts on this? Would love to get Jimbonzzz opinion.