GB3ZME 13cm rainscatter enhancement

Heavy rain over S Yorks/Derbys/Staffs this evening, GB3ZEM signal was enhanced by 3-5dB but also had 25Hz of doppler spread, which I think must be rain scatter.  That spread would come from a few metres per second effective path length change.  At 2.3GHz, large drops of 5-6mm start to be large enough to cause significant scattering.  Interesting that the aircraft scatter was not obviously affected by the RS.  Looks like a couple of big radar splats across the whole spectrum as well.

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Later this evening, the rain had gone and we are back just about to normal.  Still lots of aircraft scatter as usual

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