A cellular signal booster is a device that is used to improve the signal reception of a particular area. Most people use a signal booster in places that are far away from the mobile tower. Using signal boosters to improve the mobile coverage of a large number of people in a specified area like an office building or a research institute is also not uncommon.
Even if it is considered as the final solution for mobile signal problems, it may not work effectively in certain situations. Many things like the distance from the mobile tower to the material used in making the building can affect the performance of a signal booster. Changes in the weather condition can also affect the reception and broadcasting capacity of a signal booster. The following are the direct and indirect impacts of weather changes in the functioning of a cellular signal booster.
Change in the weather will result in a change in the atmospheric temperature. The mobile signal booster is an electronic device and it will not function in extremely hot or cold temperatures. To protect from extreme temperatures, most of the outside antenna will be having a protective metal cover. These shields will protect the antenna from the direct impact of weather changes. But sometimes, these protective cover can absorb the heat from the surroundings and might force stop the booster. In addition to that, during cold weather, the metal cover can get frozen and may reduce the signal reception capacity of the antenna.
It is necessary to understand that the mobile signals are transmitted from the tower in the form of radio waves. Therefore, these waves can be interrupted by rain and snow like the terrestrial radio signals. When there is rain or snowfall, the signals will get interrupted and will not reach the outside antenna. Lightning can also affect the quality and quantity of signals received by the booster. however, that these climate changes will only affect high-frequency signals like that of a 4G network.
The above mentioned are the effects of weather change in the working of a signal booster. To reduce the direct impact, you can either buy an outside antenna with temperature controls or can manually work on to adjust the temperature, and to reduce the indirect impact, you can change the setting to 3G or 2G mode.