Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-14
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
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,