We recently had an outage at our office which uses a P2P wireless antenna for connectivity.
The base radio experienced a power outage and was apparently offline for a couple hours. Once the power was restored we still did not have connectivity back at our office. The WISP techs checked and replaced the base antenna, I don't know the specific model... This still did not fix our connection issue.
They then came to our office and replaced the antenna here which did fix the issue. Their explanation was that the base transmitter supposedly had a spike in output power which caused the receiver antenna on our roof to go bad. How is it possible that a transmitter at least 4 miles away can cause a receiver to go out? I've worked in RF all of my professional career so far and not once have I hear of this...
I personally think this is a bogus excuse, but seems to fit the circumstances of the outage. Does anyone with WISP experience have any input to this?
Unless the spike was EMP from a nuclear explosion hard to understand how something 4 miles away could have damaged your system.
Since the failed hardware was at your site and your site site experienced the power outage wouldn't a more likely explanation be either: the power glitch damaged the equipment or it was just a coincidence?