Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-1

Gary DeBock

Hello All,
     The new month brought the best Asian signals for quite a while here, including a very decent sunrise enhancement (also apparently noted by Walt, during his 1440 check with the Perseus and ALA 100 loop). Even though nothing new or rare was heard, it was a refreshing change from the late October doldrums.
     As usual, the TP's were fairly decent around 1300, with the NHK "big guns' and several other common Asians producing fair-good audio. Unlike previous days there was no mid-session propagation swoon, however, and signals stayed fairly stable right up until a pretty decent sunrise enhancement, which brought 639-CNR1 out of the noise with a fair to good signal. 738-BEL2 also had its signal enhanced up to a good level, and 1566-HLAZ and 1575-VOA came out of the noise. Listening to the 639-CNR1 signal with headphones allowed detection of the weak, mystery co-channel again (which is not // with 594 or 1134), with its hollow-sounding Asiatic language speech. Even though the chances of this IDing this station during the rest of this lackluster Fall Season seem like slim to none, considering the recent poor conditions, it's probably best to be thankful for the chance to even have such a TP mystery in November.
     The following were heard on a C. Crane SWP Slider model (7.5" loopstick), inductively coupled to a 6' sided "nasty weather" PVC tuned passive loop (in the rainy and windy back yard). A modified ICF-2010 (30" loopstick) was used as an SSB spotting receiver:
558  HLQH  Daegu, S. Korea  Fair Korean music at 1326, // 603
594  JOAK  Tokyo, Japan  Very good Japanese interview 1404
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea  Poor-fair music at 1327, // 558
639  CNR1  China Synchros  Fair-good Chinese YL speech at
         1442; trace of weak UnID Asian co-channel underneath
         earlier  http://www.mediafire.com/?uyktvmy80fn2l0e 
648  VOR  Razdolnoye, Russia  Poor JJ speech in-out at 1441
657  Pyongyang BS, N. Korea  Another sunrise-enhancement
          latecomer at 1438; typical tirades and obsolete music 
738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan  Fair Chinese at 1318; good at 1446
747  JOIB  Sapporo, Japan  Fair-good Radio English study
          lessons at 1348   http://www.mediafire.com/?jp52plh554luz36
828  JOBB  Osaka, Japan  Fair Radio English program at 1337
936  Anhui, China (presumed)  Fair music at 1319
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea  Weaker than usual this morning;
          fair Korean around 1311
1134  KBS3  Hwaseong, S. Korea  Good Korean speech in
          domestic splatter late at 1436
1566  HLAZ  Jeju, S. Korea  Good Japanese language program
          at 1342 before ant. switch, then fair signals around 1430
1575  VOA  Ban Rassom, Thailand  Fair Asiaitc language audio
          out of the noise during sunrise enhancement at 1428
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock

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