I'm further behind than I wish. After achieving 700 I concentrated on trans-oceanic DX with limited success. Finally, this evening I broke a long drought and logged station #743, catching a few seconds of ZNS1 on 1540 kHz at 0018 UTC. I've been trying to hear the station for nearly 50 years.
Thus far all of the stations logged have been with a barefoot receiver. I have a feeling the time is near when I will modify a PL-380 to hear weaker signals.
(near Perry OK)
Sony SRF-T615 & Tecsun PL-380 (barefoot)