This may be the stupidest question I have ever posted.
But I am at the end of my rope and looking for answers.
I have build 14 MHz delta loop using STRANDED RUBBER COATED WIRE from electrical extension cord. I think it is 14 or 12 gauge.
I am getting horrendous atmospheric noise ANYWHERE in FT857 receiver range.
At 15 MHz (WWVB) the S meter reads S9+ ( with AGC of course) , same on 10 MHz.
I build a comparison dipole from the same wire and have same noise problem.
This is my FIRST time I used the electrical cord and never had similar problem using smaller gauge stranded wire.
When I first used the delta ( in WPX contest) on 28 MHz there was zero noise.
It transmits just normal.
My next step is to replace the delta with 24 gauge solid insulated telephone jumper wire to see if the noise goes away.
Anything to do with static buildup? There is no static bleed path on the loop.
Am I barking at the wrong tree??