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    Does anyone know if snow increases range because of the reflectivity of it? I am getting longer range on a few known falses and was wondering if anyone had any idea if the snow had anything to do with this. Thanks.

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    It might be possible, they call it "snow scatter".
    It doesn't necessarily "increase the range" unless we're talking about line of sight, where it would reflect the radar around the curve of the earth. But in your case, it just might reflect the signal to areas where it doesn't normally go, because it is normally obstructed by objects such as buildings etc.

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    hey jimbonzzz


    Humidity, moisture (moisture is humidity i know), and fog definitly affect the preformance of your detector right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt1020
    hey jimbonzzz


    Humidity, moisture (moisture is humidity i know), and fog definitly affect the preformance of your detector right?
    Yep, moisture in the air reduces radar propagation, especially on K-Band.

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    hahahahahah wow your good, i noticed it on K-band radar sign.hahah thanks

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    sometimes i find early in the morning I get longer detection ranges on known falses than say in the afternoon, any idea why that would happen?

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    in the morning the atmosphere is very stable, thin air, low moisture etc It is the same as the old CB radios, you could always talk further in the morning...

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    Warmer air = more humidity, so more attenuation of the signal it gets warmer during the day.

 

 

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