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RF noise focus on 15/12/19
I have only had my license one month so if my questions sound dumb, so be it.

I have an old Kenwood TS 130 radio with a 50 foot inverted V antenna. I have been able to make several contacts in the last week on 40 and 20 meters but sometime the "static" is louder than the signal. Is this normal? or do I need to place a choke somewhere to eliminate some of the noise?
My swr is 1.2:1 on 40 and 1.29:1 on 20 (i have built a 40/20 fan antenna) Any help would be appreciated> Thank you W6NNN

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