Heard 4W6AL come up as I was heading out the door with diversity off he was totally uncopiable. With diversity on he was copiable. Apparently NO one else in the states was copying as the only caller beside a lonely AI9 station, was a FM2 and a bunch of JA's My band noise was -112 dBm very noisy even with the filters collapsed down to 25 hz. As I tuned I was thinking how if I had the filters opened up to lets say 250hz or 500 hz this guy would be totally uncopiable, and just how precise click tuning with skimmer and DXlab's Spot Collector really is. To use 25hz filters you have to be exactly on freq. A few hz and the station is out of your passband. Virtually impossible to do with a knob.
When I hear E. Timor its a good sign the bands are returning to those blessed winter time conditions
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.