I don't know if this is on my end only or throughout the internet, but I experienced an intermittent clicking or dropout tonight on all modes, PSK, Voice, CW, etc. It caused missed characters on PSK and CW and short dropouts on Voice. My thinking is that this is an occasional, normal, condition that occurs from time to time. I just wanted to share this experience with you in case you have experienced the same thing. It certainly messed up my PSK contacts, hi hi. So, if you are experiencing this I don't feel it is cause for alarm unless it is constant. Just my thoughts.
Today, Friday, the crackling I heard last night is completely gone and digital, cw, and voice transmission are very clear. This experience reinforces my thoughts about the internet not always being quite as pure we would like it to be. In otherwords, we can have some QRN, hi hi. It may not be widespread, rather, a local condition, but it probably will happen to everyone at least once. And just like a thunderstorm, we will have to wait it out, hi.