There's not much of any noise control that's good enough to battle the broadband noise level I have here, unfortunately. I'm in the same boat - used to work a lot of CW back in the 90s, but was never much above 10wpm even back then - I keep saying I'm going to work on it again, but those "roundtuits" are hard to find for me these days! One thing I can say is, if you can barely hear me when I'm calling the net, chances are I probably won't hear you at all at QRP levels - I run the full 100 out of my FT-920 as net control, so if you can barely hear me, between the power differential and my noise level, I probably won't hear you at all.
Bill never checks in, but he's usually listening - I think he's one of those guys like Paul Smith who misplaced their microphone and haven't found it yet!
Michael, next week, if we don't hook up on 40, maybe lets give a try on 80 if you got something for 80. Might be a little better, who knows!