The noise floor at home is S9. Happily it's a broadband noise rather than the terrible switch mode power supply hash I had at one point. Inspired by Dallas, VK3EB, today I headed for the local park and threw a wire into one of the three largest trees there.
Like Dallas, I used a hand caster for the roll of wire and added a few sinkers to the end.
SNR is between 4dB and 11dB better in the park compared to home. Also one station, VK1DPB, was received at the park at -23 and not heard at home.
This is an encouraging start and I'm sure reception can be further improved in the park.