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I’ve never found weather to be the issue.
What IS the issue is the shortened days. Yesterday, as I drove out of my house at 6pm (with it getting dark), I lost my signal (which I normally can hear in the daytime up to a mile out) a few blocks away. Coming home, I was listening rather easily to a station from Manitoba (I’m in British Columbia, so that’s about 1200 miles away) that operates on my frequency.
I sometimes wonder where my signal goes at night – is there somewhere a thousand miles away that it rolls into and they’re going – what’s that!?
And I double what RFB says – don’t just go for it if the “it” isn’t within the rules.