Rain Fade

July 25, 2012

CIMM DEFINITION: The interference with satellite communications due to moisture and various forms of precipitation (such as rain or snow) in the signal path between end users or ground stations and the satellite being utilized. The effects are less pronounced on the lower frequency ‘L’ and ‘C’ bands, but can become quite severe on the higher frequency ‘Ku’ and ‘Ka’ band. (Source: www.wikipedia.com)