Here is a report of uranus performed last 8th november with the CC154 F12 Under average good images and 324x magnification.
Heavy moisture on the night with a moonlight a little interfering during the session.
Anyway, still a relative dark pôle, the clear band zone near/close to the equator was full relative brighter.
This report can be compared with the 21st october report where this clear band was only a segment (CM214° to CM169°).
Nothing more with regards to the means in use and the sky conditions.
Have good read of the present post