Topband: SW Path NOISE!
Sat, 5 Feb 2000 10:21:47 EST
Lowband RX Noise from SW - W1FV
About a week ago, W1FV inquired about a "noise" peaking SW on both 80 and
He is not ALONE in hearing it.
For most of January, I heard it too and it all but covered XZ0A and 3W5FM on
80M the days I worked them.
It was so bad on 3w5fm that I had to listen SE for his transmissions and then
xmit on the 4sq to the SW when it was my turn to xmit.
It has also been present on 160M - but I do not think as loud. It was AWFUL
on 80m for about 3 weeks though - it even covered up louder signals like
JA1HQT at 579.
I too thought it was a local event but I am convinced after reading John's
report that it was not.
I thought it was time to call out the noise "search dog's" here - but now it
seems to have dissipated somewhat over the last week.
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