My KX1 has been having problems getting a low SWR. At home I had a long wire strung out the up stairs window getting 1.2:1 to 1.6:1. I took the same wire with me on a trip and now I cannot get the Antenna Tuner to tune. I'm getting 9.9:1 on both 20 and 40m. I'm in Anchorage Alaska and I'm not receiving any signals as well. There must be some on 40 meters I would think.
The only difference is that I broke one of the wire connectors from the wire so I tried attaching bare wire to the antenna connector.
I did a inductor/capacitor relay check using a dummy load on 20 and 40m and this is what I have found: