Hi... I bought one of these - https://archive.is/BvPAw - because my old random wire died years ago. I've put it up going the length of my garden, a few metres in the air. I made sure I used insulators on both ends and kept the entire thing from touching anything but those. It doesn't do anything. It's really disappointing. I live in the south of England and I always check with the weather, RTTY and aircraft on 5405, 5505, 5598, 8040, 10100 kHz and the buzzer on 4625. There's just nothing there... not even a hint of them. I don't mean it's overloading the radio, as far as I know, I mean I just get static. For some reason I do get some of the CW signals on 40 metres, and it seems to help with Radio 4 on 198 kHz. I can hear the difference when I connect and disconnect the cable, at least on long wave. Since it comes with an unun I've tried connecting the wire part to the radio directly and nothing different happens. So I don't think it's that or any connections causing the problem. I am only using a Degen 1103 and an RTL stick with it, but it's almost totally dead. Years ago I had a random cheap bit of wire in the same place and it did much more than this. I've had a look at a couple of web SDRs near me and it's not the conditions as far as I can see. I'm not really sure what to do but there must be something wrong somewhere. Does anyone have any idea of anything I've missed? Because at the moment it's like it has a break in it but that doesn't seem likely as it looks okay. I am only able to use about 13 metres of it, so most of the rest is unfortunately tied up in a loop in between the receiving part and the unun. I haven't used the ground connection and after reading lots of things I'm confused about whether it's needed of not - I'm not wanting to transmit on it. I don't know if either of those are an obvious problem.