Bit of a question there is it not.
Past couple weeks built a 40mb loop and been in wonder of its performance till yesterday. I know the bands have been bit mean of late. Been getting out well not receiving as good.
BUT after putting the coax back in during this storm period noticed the L coax fitting seemed loose and tighten it to hear the band getting louder and then not. So removed it and place coax straight into the Tuner yesterday morning.and no more audio level changes in the noise.
Now either conditions have gone from crap to super brilliant over night to which I suspect not but just now got better ears.
Well what a difference and yet the SWR was not effected
1 IOTA OH
I x 1
CU x1( + IOTA )
OK x 1
and also on 40 20 15 and 10m ssb
Not even 8am UTC and banging them out this morning from SP(20M) and EA6 (40).
What a difference it did seem bit funny that prior was getting out OK just a bit deaf, now I know why due to a fault L coax connector and its been binned.
BUT did note inside there are no V bits that help it lock into place when tightened unlike coax plus on PLLs.
Bring on the Sota,s