I participate in the OCC's morning SSB
Net (6227 at 7am, 4036 at 7:15) and sometimes don't have a very good signal... Yesterday, I was barely audible to one station.
Yesterday I removed my Air X wind generator
(sent off for repair) and this morning, everyone on the net commented about the strength of my signal.
So, it could be propagation, but it might also be something to do with the Air X.
is the backstay and is insulted to about 15 ft off the deck
- well away from the Air X, however, the cable heading up to the backstay passes within about 6" of the turbine pole and parallel to it for about 5ft. Then the antenna
cable and the turbine cable enter the rear bulkhead through different holes but just 3" apart. The turbine pole is not grounded.
I do not have ferrites on any of the three turbine leads (+, - & Ground) but plan to add them when the turbine comes back.
Do you think this is a red herring or is there something to it?