Can Sun angle affect RF signal?

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I'm noticing loss of signal at odd times. It may be interference from something. At other times the signal is perfectly fine. It seems to be occurring during Sunset and sunrise. May just be coincidence. Any ideas?
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Mitchell Mellin

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I loose signal on both my consoles at the same time, but not on the bridge. I am wondering if it's noise from the fan motor when it's running? There isn't anything going inside the house that could be making noise...
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It wouldn't be the fan.  Especially so as your bridge is still receiving a signal.

More likely you've got something in your house like a florescent lighting near your consoles that is swamping the spectrum.   Or perhaps they are just on the edge of receiving a usable signal.

There are all sorts of things that have to share the 433MHz spectrum.  Garage door openers, key fobs, alarms systems, home automation systems, etc.  Then there's the possibility you might have a nearby ham-radio operator using that frequency.   And lastly there's always the possibility of something making unintentional noise at the frequency, light lighting.
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No.  The angle of the sun would have no impact on the signal.

Sunlight does affect radio signals that bounce off the ionosphere, but that's way beyond the range of the 5n1 transmitter.
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Hi Mitchell,

Is this loss of signal happening with your console display, Bridge, or both?
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Console Display. I have the 02032C. I don't have a bridge.
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I should add it's not an everyday occurrence. It seems to happen randomly. However, when it does it happens for an extended period of time before stabilizing.
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Please verify that your display is not sitting near any electronic devices such as a television or microwave. If you have it connected to your PC, please try moving it so that it is not directly next to the computer. This will help to avoid any electronic interference.