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RF getting into transmit signal Dec 10th 2011, 19:43 3 968 on 17/12/11

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RF getting into transmit signal KD6TR on 10/12/11
I have been told by a couple of ops that my signal is difficult to read due to stray RF getting into my signal on 15 meters. What exactly is this? How can I identify it? What can I do about it? I am in a usually very quiet area. I live full-time in my motorhome and am camped in Big Bend National Park for 3 months. There are no broadcast stations anywhere near me. We are so remote there is no cell reception, no commercial radio or TV stations within range, and, of course, no industry. My motorhome is connected to commercial power and the HF rig, an older FT-747GX into a G5RV, is running off the 12 volt system in the vehicle. I was told today that my signal was nearly unreadable due to this problem. I shut it off and fired up the mobile rig in my personqal vehicle, an FT-897 feeding into an ATAS-120 antenna. I was told that I still had RF on my signal but that it was improved. What gives?? I have never had any reported problems on other bands. Please help! Thanks!! 73 de Tom KD6TR

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