|The 23 cm antenna on the balcony, beaming 60°|
The RTLSDR does offer an advantage. Even though I have probably not missed a QSO, I was thrown back to the good old days of search and pounce with the VFO.
I was able to speak with all the people I have heard last year. All signals were very strong, with the ODX being S9+60. Curious band!
Next month I will try to arrange more room in the shack/lab desk so that I can switch the antenna to the SDR when done with QSOs: at last I will be able to compare the two RX solutions.