So, on eighty meters my signals were always in the dust. In the fall season, with thunderstorms hundreds of miles away, I had an S6 static noise level, with crashes above that. It was enough to drive me back to the forty meter CW band. The problem was twofold. First, I had a very “loaded” 80 meter attic dipole, and secondly, it was a dipole. Hence it was poor to begin with (being both loaded and in the attic), and a great static noise scooper (like all dipoles are).