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Although the morning was definitely a clunker compared to yesterday, the Asian results here were similar to those reported by Dennis (without the DU's, of course). At 1300 the band was completely comatose, without even a TP carrier here. Things sounded bleak right up until 1330, when a few big gun TP's like 972-HLCA and the 1053-Jammer started to manage fair audio. 594-JOAK hit a fair to good peak at 1345, and then some weird Chinese high band stations (1323-CRI and 1377-CNR1) started to come out of the noise with poor audio in and out. 1566-HLAZ was also playing hide-and-seek with fair audio around 1350, along with 1503-JOUK. The other Japanese, Korean and Chinese stations were missing in action all morning (most of them without even a decent carrier).
The halfhearted TP propagation didn't last for long, and everything had crashed by 1405 here. Best signal of a very lackluster morning was that from 594-JOAK at 1345, one of very few Asians managing any kind of reasonable audio.
594 JOAK Tokyo, Japan Fair Japanese male-female speech and
interval music at 1345; best signal of a miserable morning
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna