Sorry, I am weeks late with the recap.
How The Season Started:
During the early parts of the fall of 2011 we saw a rapid acceleration of solar activity. In November 2011, the first reports of 6-Meter F2 propagation occurred. Things looked up. By January 2012, it stopped and started a slow and steady decline.
Throughout the summer there were minor peaks of solar activity, but it never increased overall. The decline sadly continued throughout the fall and winter of 2012-13.
As noted, captures in 2011-12 were best in the morning hours ( East coast and Europe F2). This season all hours were lower and favored afternoon periods (mostly Trans-Equatorial) that was less dependent on a high solar flux.
652 grid squares, 80 DXCC entities were logged last year.
A total of 792 grids squares and 94 DXCC entities have been logged in 2 seasons.
This season, afternoon captures were more influential in the capture totals. Changes in 1,750-3,500 and 3,500-4,750 had the most influence.
This all appears to be a bit doom and gloom, but a few physicists believe that we will see a dual peak in this cycle. The past two cycles have and with the mistiming of the crossing of the solar poles that should occur. There is always next year.