So, I operate out of a second floor apartment. I make the best of it on HF and have a ladder line fed dipole for transmit and a W6LVP loop for receive. I've done reasonably well on 20 and 30 meters. Some contacts on 40, but it's a harder band for me to work. Recently I lucked out and managed to work stateside, as well as Canada, Oceania and Europe on 20 meter voice, CW, and digital. Then a week ago things just started to go downhill. Some new RFI popped up, and overall the noise floor seemed higher, even in band segments with no RFI. I'm not sure how much to attribute my problems to poor conditions, and how much to attribute it to some electrical gadget. Just wondering what others have experienced lately. I rarely, if ever, hear anything above 20 meters.