RF pollution is maddening! It ruined my evening last night during Run For The Bacon; and it reared its ugly head again tonight.
Last night I was able to copy all of two signals. The local noise was 10 over 9. I gave up after a half hour of pure frustration. Tonight started out a lot better. I was having a QSO on 40 Meters and the band noise was normal. Fortunately, it was at the END of my QSO when someone flipped a switch and the 10 over 9 hash came back with a vengeance!
I don't know what it is that is causing such horrendous interference. It's not anything in my house as the kids were asleep and my wife was working. I had nothing inside the house turned "on" that could generate so much noise. This noise HAS to be coming from a neighbor's house. A plasma TV perhaps; or a device like it?
It's not going to be easy to identify. Even harder will be explaining to the neighbor how his appliance is screwing up my radio!
73 de Larry W2LJ