My amateur radios and reloading equipment share the same room in my home. Can get rather noisy here at times. The solution was the Behringer Shark FBQ100 noise gate. Once adjusted per the manual instructions, this device eliminates the sounds generated by the reloading gear, allowing flawless VOX operation.
items included with all new amateur radio products is the owners manual. You would be surprised on how many amateurs have never even read the manual, cover to cover. However you can quickly discover who these amateurs are, when they are on air operating their equipment.
with amateur radio is on full display daily on 7.200mHz, then on 3.860mHz at night. Of course the FCC is fully aware of problem. Have been for years. However the situation took a turn toward more vulgarity from the 2 LID stations (both of which are located in Tennessee) in 2019. Keep in mind those 2 are only part of the problem. There are a handful of other stations that stir the pot. Although most of the pot stirring LIDS are operating within Part 97, their presence and comments are not helping to solve this disgrace to amateur radio. The FCC will act. When? As we all know, they move slowly.
2 of my favorite shortwave stations are WRMI Radio Miami International, and WBCQ “The Planet” in Monticello, Maine. WRMI has some good 60’s and 70’s rock music, and WBCQ airs W5KUB.COM’s Amateur Radio Roundtable live each Tuesday night at 9PM eastern. Both station broadcast on multiple frequencies, so check both websites for additional programming that may be of interest to you.