So I made my inverted V 10 meter dipole. It talks quite well. Got almost flat SWR around 28.400 Good signal reports all around.
The thing is received signal strength is way down compared to other bands/antenna. Nearly all qso's listened to were one way.
Contacts I made were giving 59, they were good copy but I gave a few 'light' signal reports 54 43 etc.
I do get some 'strong' signals which push S6 but signals like that would be 20 over on say 20.
Now I would suspect the receiver but I have tried 3 different receivers with about the same results.
Having never been on the air while 10 was open before (bad timing) but is it normal for signal strengths to be a lot more subdued above 28MHz?
Doggone it wrong forum