precipitation static


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precipitation static

Charged precipitation particles that strike antennas and gradually charge the antenna, which ultimately discharges across the insulator, causing a burst of static. Also called P-STATIC.
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Nav1 is using GPS and unaffected by the precipitation static.
Precipitation static occurs primarily below about 300 MHz, which is why your VHF radios (nay and corn) and ADF are affected.