My FCD receives as well as my IC-910.
At present I am using it mainly as a spectrum analyzer. On SO-52 you can see the whole band pass plus the beacon.
It is interesting to note the beacon level versus most of the signals in the pass band.
Also I can visually copy the CW from the beacon and other stations by watching the water fall.
I did make a few contacts from the patio using the FCD, TH-F8 and arrow.
One of these days I'll figure out how to make these posts from the BB page.