I am new to this mailing list and so am begging your
indulgence if I post incorrectly or ask any dumb
questions. My problem is QRN. I have two receivers
at this time, a R-5000 model Kenwood and a Drake 2B.
Both of them are switched to the same antenna, a Alpha
Delta ?Sloper? model DX-SWL. This is a multi-band
antenna covering AM Broadcast band through 13m. The
lead in coax is RG-58. Within one S-unit, they both
show a background QRN of S5 on 80m and 40m. It
doesn?t change much throughout a 24-hour day,
sometimes it?s up to S6, sometimes down to S4.5.
Thus, stations must hit me with a fairly strong signal
for me to dig them out of the noise. The first
question is: Doesn?t this seem like a rather high
Up to this point, I haven?t done much to chase this
down other than power the receivers with a UPS supply
while shutting off the main circuit breaker to the
house. No change in noise level. Just to ensure the
UPS supply was not the problem, I turned the house
current back on, but shut off the UPS supply. There
was still no change to the QRN.
I?m hoping that someone has a few suggestions to get
me started in trying to reduce this noise. Thanks in
advance for any help.
Randy in Aura, Michigan
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