Asian TP's this morning were far from vibrant here, as the west coast apparently suffered through the same propagation drop off described by Richard and Bill. TP signals started off at a fair level around 1330, but again went steadily downhill from there.
With Asian signal levels reduced from yesterday, it was slim pickings until a modest sunrise enhancement around 1500, which managed only to restore several "big gun" TP's to a fair to good level. 594, 747, 828, 972 and 1134 came back out of the noise, along with a few brief appearances by 648-VOR, 657-Pyongyang and 738-BEL2. Pyongyang's rickety transmitter continues to muffle the modulated audio, thankfully silencing its own tirades (as if anybody really listened to them). Overall results were modest at best, and provided further evidence that the "December Doldrums" may already be knocking on the door.
The following were heard on a C.Crane SWP Slider model (7.5" loopstick) inductively coupled to a 9' sided PVC 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) Poor-fair music at 1342;
no 603 // available for ID check
594 JOAK Tokyo, Japan Fair-good Japanese speech late at 1525
648 VOR Razdolnoye, Russia Fair-good Korean speech around 1508
657 Pyongyang BS, N. Korea Fair "muffled" Korean tirades at 1512
738 BEL2 Penghu, Taiwan Fair Chinese male-female speech 1515
747 JOIB Sapporo, Japan Fair-good Japanese speech at 1506, // 828
828 JOBB Osaka, Japan Good Japanese talk at 1505, // 747
936 Anhui, China (presumed) Threshold music at 1346
972 HLCA Dangjin, S. Korea Fair Korean speech late at 1522
1044 CRI Jiangsu, China Poor Japanese external program at 1355
1134 KBS3 Hwaseong, S. Korea Fair Korean speech in splatter 1515
1377 CNR1 China Poor-fair Chinese speech in KRKO splatter 1510
1566 HLAZ Jeju, S. Korea Good Japanese religious program at 1340
1575 VOA Ban Rassom, Thailand Fair male-female Asiatic language 1341
73 and Good DX,