A Couple of What IF questions?
Have you ever asked?
Can you convert a Bitx40 to 17 Meters?
Can you convert a SSB Filter Transceiver to SDR?
Ponder the possibilities especially since Cycle 25 is gearing up to be a block buster like Cycle 19.
I have been spending a lot of time on 17M FT-8 and am surprised at the amount of signals and most are DX?
Here is a 3D2 on Fiji Island being worked with 5 watts on 17M. I have since worked two stations on Fiji using this band and this mode.
Lots of incentive to "noodle your way" through the rig possibilities with the promise of the sunspots arriving with Cycle 25.