So I am experiencing a new issue with my FT-891. I have noticed over the last week that the noise floor is terrible. It is sitting anywhere from s8 to s9+. I live in the middle of no where and usually have nearly zero noise. I had attributed this to the solar flare or whatever but I noticed that if I key the mic, even for a second, the noise level drops back down to normal. More than that, if i'm running digital I see nothing but noise on my water fall and then I either call CQ or just bump the PTT button and the noise disappears and the waterfall is full of signals again. Please tell me I have messed up a setting or something. I have tried changing the AGC to slow/mid/fast/auto, I have tried turning the AGC off because i've read it should be off when running digital. I see this behavior no matter what setting I have the AGC set to. All AGC delay settings are set to factory default. After I bump the PTT and everything is normal it will receive fine for about 20 or 30 minutes and then the noise creeps up until I key it again. I really don't know if its been like this since day one or if I have just noticed it because i've been watching my station receive remotely from work and don't transmit much from work (because i'm working, in case anybody asks ). I tried a full reset, Upgraded to firmware V1.06 because I had V1.02. No change. Is anyone else seeing this behavior in the FT-891?