Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-20

Gary DeBock

Hello All,
     After yesterday's lackluster TP propagation it seemed like things could only improve, and a 1300 UTC band scan on the modified ICF-2010 did show several promising carriers, on interesting frequencies (558, 738, 756, etc.). Despite this indication, though, the Asiatic propagation seem to swoon by 1340, as TP audio from any station suddenly became difficult to find. A search from 1340-1359 revealed nothing, and it wasn't until 1400 that weak 3 + 1 time pips were heard on 1134 kHz.
     The band slowly rebounded as KBS3 audio on 1134 kHz bacame fair to good (in splatter) around 1415, and 594-JOUB produced fair-good audio around 1417. 828-JOBB (with Chinese lessons) and 972-HLCA had modest audio around this time, and finally the overachieving 936-Anhui (presumed) managed a few seconds of weak American R & B music before the band collapsed around 1430. Except for this modest, late recovery the morning's propagation was miserable indeed, and Walt wasn't the only one checking his antennas and receivers (I was, also :-)  Perhaps the best TP signal received on the west coast this morning was this recording of 774-JOUB around 1346 by Stephen (an Ultralight DXer using a PL-380 and Select-a-Tenna) near El Cajon, California-- possibly because he was far removed from the western WA / BC area?
     The following were received on a C.Crane SWP Slider model (7.5" loopstick) inductively coupled to a 9' sided PVC tuned passive loop:
594  JOAK  Tokyo, Japan  Fair-good Japanese speech late (around
         1417)-- comatose prior to that http://www.mediafire.com/?uik248w855983ia
747  JOIB    Sapporo, Japan  Fair Chinese lessons in KXL slop 1416
828  JOBB  Osaka, Japan  Poor-fair Radio Chinese conversation 1418
926  Anhui, China (presumed)  Weak R & B music rising in and out
         of noise around 1425  http://www.mediafire.com/?hyqmdfnvtwok2w2
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea  Fair Korean speech around 1420
1134  KBS3  Hwaseong, S. Korea (presumed) Poor-fair male speech
         with 3 + 1 time pips at 1400 http://www.mediafire.com/?igbmjbsci9wbybe
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock

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