Yesterday I had the opportunity to record the level of the CW beacon while a heavy rain shower came down.
The nominal value I adjust the beacon to is -73dBm. You can see from the picture that the lowest level during the rain is around -88dBm (only look at the upper values of the curve -- I tried to produce an envelope in Excel but that seems to be a challenge in itself).
So the maximum attenuation is 15dB. My uplink signal, adjusted to the beacon level, also had the same attenuation as the beacon, which means, that the 2.4GHz signal seems to be much lesse affected by the humidity in the air.
Did anyone else took similar measurments?
Holger 'Geri', DK8KW
P.S.: I don't really know if this is relevant and if the attenuation is the same for different antenna sizes. My QO-100 antenna is a 1.8 Meter offset dish from Kathrein (CAS 180).