The recent tests were to see how signal levels varied with frequency, but I am finding VERY large differences in signal level day-to-day. The 8.97kHz signal was around 10dB S/N today at 1.6km whereas it was around 20dB S/N a week or so ago. I was unable to copy a signal at 1kHz and 8.97kHz at 6km at all when I tried a few days ago yet the 8.97kHz signal was quite decent a few weeks ago at the very same spot.
|Weaker 8.97kHz received signal at 1.6km today|
|Weak 4.485kHz received signal at 1.6km today|
Conclusions so far? Signal strengths between 1-17kHz at 6km range don't vary that much over the frequency range, but signal levels can be up to 20dB different day-to-day as a result of other (as yet not understood) variables in the system or path.