Much of my use of the receiver has involved using it to decode FT8 signals from 6 to 80 meters. During that time I've realized that FT8 is now so popular (on all the HF bands) that it is, in large part, accomplishing the same goals that WSPR was designed for.
Over two nights, while I slept, the little $200 receiver and my tiny laptop decoded and reported to the web all that it heard. With coffee in hand the next morning, I was able to see who I'd heard, with what signal strength I copied them and where they were.
Only the proliferation of FT8 and the websites that support it (HamSpots and PSKReporter) make this possible. To be able to do it on the cheap with an inexpensive receiver is icing on the cake. As more hams realize this, I wonder if WSPR use will decline in the coming years.
|FT8 stations received overnight on 80 meters|
As mentioned, there's much more to the RSP2 and I'll be writing more about it soon.