WOW, so the antenna is up. And 15 feet makes an amazing difference in how my signal is getting out there. It did help with noise somewhat, but its still around S5 on most bands. It seems that the higher bands seem to have lower noise.
I enjoyed a great night on 15m last night, and I do sincerely appreciate all of you who laid off the TX key to let me work a weak station.
I’ll be back on 15 and then 20m later tonight. We’ve got a good rainstorm testing out my anchoring system for the antenna (basically its paint cans at the ends of the antenna keeping it upright).