Even though we're about 1300' AMSL, we're also totally surrounded by heavily forested terrain (oak, sugar maples, beech, etc.) - so it's always tough going this time of year.
BUT, we had our first -34 dB this morning (with the CCW active vertical dipole):
2019-07-21 01:06 K3MF 0.137411 -34 0 FM19sr 1 WK2XAH FN32xv 510 45
Fall and winter simply can't come fast enough (skiing AND radio) !