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One step in the exploration of a new band of frequencies for communications purposes is a study of the transmission properties of the medium involved. This paper describes the methods and results of measurements of attenuation due to rainfall and atmospheric gases at a wavelength of 0.62 centimeter. The one-way attenuation due to moderate rains at 0.62 centimeter is roughly 0.6 decibel-per-mile per millimeter-per-hour. The gas attenuation is probably less than 0.2 decibel per mile.