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Solar conditions around 452mhz

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I work at an apartment community with 9 buildings total for security. Sadly we don't have a repeater. Now I understand that there are some spots around the buildings that the signal is unreadable but some places where it works one day their will be so much static that nothing could be understood on a different day.

The other day my boss was in a spot Where he would of been easily reachable to the front gate but was unable to reach it we had to do a relay to get the info needed.

Now what I curious about is on uhf is how much the solar conditions would affect it.

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Generally the sun only affects frequencies below about 50 MHz.
There is no way the sun or weather conditions can affect UHF propagation over a path that short using hand held radios.
Are you guys wearing the radios at waist level and using speaker mics?
 
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We always hold the radio itself when we transmit. Still find it weird unless there was some kind of interference that it would happen

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Take a Scanner and listen to the Freq, maybe a user (Repeater) on a different tone was (higher power) blocking his signal

I work at an apartment community with 9 buildings total for security. Sadly we don't have a repeater. Now I understand that there are some spots around the buildings that the signal is unreadable but some places where it works one day their will be so much static that nothing could be understood on a different day.

The other day my boss was in a spot Where he would of been easily reachable to the front gate but was unable to reach it we had to do a relay to get the info needed.

Now what I curious about is on uhf is how much the solar conditions would affect it.

connor - wqnd300
 

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Other variables:
Orientation of antenna.
Putting body between the transmitter and receiver

This applies to the radio transmitting and the radio receiving.
 

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I'm thinking at the time it was interference because I've been farther away holding my radio sideways. However this was a one time thing that this happened.

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