GW3OQK: Hi from NZ (assume you are in UK?)
I'm not getting as much activity on 14MHz either, come to that. 7MHz ham stuff is down, but still something there after dark. I reckon it could be the set itself in my case, as it has an unknown pedigree and of quite an age, by the look of it. When I bought it off a guy, he had it sitting on his garage floor, covered in dust, etc., but it came up beautifully after a clean. Worked well for the four or five years I've had it, but no spares to try out different RF valves now.
Thanks for your comments.
Sparks69: not sure if you're winding me up, but it may not be in reply to my post.
I'm not sure, in fact I don't know, what SDR refers to online? Maybe you're referring to that post?