I come back to the forum, once again, with a question about interpreting data. While I am a pretty big data guy, I don’t have much background in signal strength, transmission, or antenna theory.
In mid-December, I presented data showing a dramatic drop off of range, plane count and signal. This started when after we experienced some pretty heavy, and consistent rain. The experts confirmed my suspicion of water intrusion, and upon examination, I found that the “store bought” end of a cable connection leaked. I fixed that, and immediately returned to my expected results. Life was good.
As you can see below, another dramatic drop in performance occurred on January 2. Poor performance continued until approximately 1:00pm (local) on January 7. During this time, we again experienced mostly clouds with a lot of wind and rain, My assumption was that again, I had a water intrusion problem.
However, about 1:00pm yesterday, performance returned to prior, acceptable levels. What changed? About this time the temperature dropped below freezing (we were watching this closely in expectation of winter storm where rain would turn to ice). The temperature has remained below freezing, since. As has expected performance.
Here is the obvious question. Would freezing temperatures do something to restore connectivity and hence, signal strength? Way above my understanding.
Any help/opinions/funny jokes appreciated.