I did work a few stations around Europe but it was at this stage I felt the need to seek out the noise on the 40m band. You can see below the SW-20 with my spare HyMound Key and world map on the bench in the shack.
I promised myself I would get to the bottom of some QRM that I was experiencing on 40m and causing issues to RX of weak signals on the 40m Band. I used my trusty little HB1B with a small telescopic antenna to check where the RFI was coming from, it turned out that the issue was from the TV set.
With lots of fiddling, messing about with ferrite and two angry children who couldn't watch TV one afternoon I tracked the QRM to the Virgin Media Set top Box TiVo that was radiating RFI into all connecting cables and coupling the noise to everything with a connection to the TV and mains.
I managed to solve the issue with many many windings of all cables and the power supplies onto ferrite cores and the S-meter now reads no noise where as before it was S9+ when near the TV set.
All I need to do now is locate all of the TiVo boxes in and around my neighbourhood to do the same. I hope it makes a substantial difference to the DX receiving potential of my station on the 40m band.
HNY for 2017 and may the Sun Spots keep coming to allow us just a little longer for QRP contacts to remain possible, 73 DE M0TEF.