WTF. The new coax arrived and I moved the antenna 100 feet away from the equipment. SWR is 1:1. ALC is 0. Power out is 15 watts. I see lots of DX coming in as usual. When I transmit the Internet receiver doesn’t lock up anymore. On receive I no longer hear the solar controller. All very nice. The EMI is fixed and so is the rfi from the controller. Next I attempted to make a contact.
No one can hear me. PSKReporter confirms it. What the…?
Suspicions: The metal fence post is absorbing all the rf. Bad coax connector lets through receive signal but not transmit power. It’s a quarter wave long and looks like a short to the transmitter.
OK, I can see these possibilities but why then is the SWR 1:1? Wouldn’t it indicate reflections if any of the above was true? Time for ANOTHER site visit.