I guess there has been a sunspot cited in the past couple days. I haven't really noticed a downturn in the bands because I operate the low bands, but this morning I heard Niue ZK2 boiling through on 40M CW.
Set my DX pea shooter up (F5K, DDUTIL, CW Skimmer, AL80B, 1//2 wave end fed vertical) and bagged him in 2 calls. It was great because I was already 2 minutes late for heading out the door to work when I heard him. I haven't heard squat on 40, 80, or 160 in a couple weeks so maybe Niue, or that (newy) pimple on sol's mug is a good omen!!!
If you're interested in writing something interesting for this blog regarding your SDR experience let me know. I would like to include things like how your SDR contest station is set up, or your VHF station that uses SDR as the system center, feats of weak signal work or how well the SDR works in various challenging situations. If you are a foreign ham and would like to comment on the growth of SDR in your particular part of the world. Bring it on!
I reserve the right to publish or not, but I'm pretty open to documenting a wide variety of honest experiences from users, for readers to explore. The understanding of SDR in our hobby is so nascent, that I want the reader to be able to see the value of SDR through the eyes of YOUR experience and enthusiasm.