I was not transmitting nor was the computer actively doing anything else. This was over an RDP session to my laptop. This was at about 0215 Z time. Wonder if anyone else was seeing something like this:
Welcome to FLEX RX world.
You may be hearing/seeing lightning from a distance
You can see the current status of lightning strikes at http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime
If it's not lightning this is still a good place to look for active lightning.
We see LOTS of lightning here in FL.
Another comment was to build a quiet station. I'm working on that for sure. I do have that presentation.
But as others have said, that is what my display looks like on the lower bands (40-160) when there is lightning static propagating my way. Lightning static bursts can travel hundreds of miles and sound like they are outside your door! If it is periodic, every second another pip, then it might be an electric fence. I have one near me that used to give me fits. Apparently the owner recently had it repaired or turned it off. Yea!
When your Display Averaging is turned ON it accentuates the effect. I like it ON myself, but others turn it off.
The fun part of DSR is learning how to visually interpret the information on the screen as wells as in your ears.
Ken - NM9P