Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-14

Gary DeBock

Hello All,
     Asian TP signals dropped off significantly here this morning (compared to yesterday), in agreement with the lackluster results reported by Richard and Nigel. Here on the west coast a few "big gun" TP's managed fair to good audio, however, as it was "survival of the fittest" in a typically mediocre late-season session.
     "Big gun" signals on 594, 648, 657, 747, 774, 828, 972 and 1134 were up and down in strength from 1400-1515, but "sunrise enhancement" didn't really enhance anything. The second-tier TP's tended to stay down in the noise, and Asian propagation wrapped up early around 1515 this morning. 657-Pyongyang's infamous transmitter continues to muffle the high audio frequencies, thankfully silencing most of the loud Korean tirades and 1948-vintage music. Unfortunately the same noxious NK programming has now shown up on 648-VOR's Korean program (after 1500) for two days in a row, providing DXers the dubious chance to hear the rude shouting and obsolete music in rare high fidelity.
     The following were heard on a C.Crane SWP Slider model (7.5" loopstick) inductively coupled to a 9' sided PVC-frame tuned passive loop (in the rainy back yard). A modified ICF-2010 (30" loopstick) was used as an SSB spotting receiver:
558  HLQH  Daegu, S. Korea  (presumed)  Fair music at 1422, 
           but no 603 // available for identity check
594  JOAK  Tokyo, Japan  Good Japanese interview program 
           at 1455  http://www.mediafire.com/?1dxo2xzllewvii5  
648  VOR Razdolnoye, Russia  The OM and YL "tirade twins"
           from 657-NK back after 1500 for the Korean program
657  Pyongyang BS, North Korea  Good strength, but rickety
           transmitter cutting off the high audio frequencies during
           the obsolete music at 1451  http://www.mediafire.com/?4vrla39xyac2t09
738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan  Poor-fair Chinese talk at 1445
747  JOIB  Sapporo, Japan  Good Basic English lessons 1430
774  JOUB  Akita, Japan  Fair English lessons in KTTH splatter
828  JOBB  Osaka, Japan  Good Basic English lessons at
936  Anhui, China (presumed)  Threshold music at 1338
972  HLCA  Very good (in splatter) with interval music and
          YL Korean speech at 1505   http://www.mediafire.com/?36z15jvag6ncdb6
1134  KBS3  Hwaseong, S. Korea  Good Korean speech in
           splatter around 1428
1566  HLAZ  Jeju, S. Korea  Good Japanese religious program
          at 1340 (before antenna change)
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock

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