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Juergen Brustat

Hallo Vassily,
sorry you didn’t receive SAQ, but I am convinced this is a problem of your antenna.
The distance Sweden to Moscow is about the same as to southern France, where they had good reception.
At 17 kHz the impedance of your 20m wire antenna is very high and not properly matched to the input impedance of your computer.
So try a transformer ( perhaps 1 MOhm : 1 kOhm = 30:1) or better an active antenna amplifier ( maybe a very simple one,
depending on your local interference situation) and you’ll be happy again.
Wish you a Happy New Year 2016 (though you start that year 7 days later ?). Regards dl2jmb juergen