Bodo E44QX is on from Jericho, the oldest city in the world. I tuned in and was greeted by this
Some ridiculous wideband noise. He was there but totally uncopiable. I started fooling around with the noise abatement in the 6500. I added WNB, NR, APF, and the second NB
That periodic noise was for sure pumping the heck out of the AGC just when I needed gain the most. There was also considerable QSB, Bodo was calling CQ so even though some were calling up the band, I didn't have much competition. I called twice on the freq I thought he was listening to and he came right back and we were in each others logs.
Palestine is about 6500 miles as the electron flies.
I made a video to show the difficulty this noise produced
Shortly after the contact the noise subsided
So I worked him again just to be sure.