Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 12-23
Some fairly energetic high and low band Asians once again showed up during a sunrise enhancement session from 1515-1550, although there weren't very many of them.
During peak conditions around 1530 the KBS2 parallels on 558 and 603 came up to a decent strength, with 603-HLSA producing one of the better low band signals at 1529 (the deep-voiced Korean male announcer, playing long-set pop music). Besides the typically vibrant 594-JOAK there wasn't too much else happening on the low band this morning except for some anemic signals from 639-CNR1 (weak Chinese speech under KFI splatter at 1535) and 657-Pyongyang (dreary orchestral music at 1538). Except for 594 the NHK big guns were down from their typical strength.
The high band had the usual signals from 1377-CNR1 (just strong enough to confirm the 6125 //), 1566-HLAZ, 1575-VOA and 1593-CNR1, but out of these only 1575-VOA had any real strength, managing a good level (in and out) at 1545 with male-female Asiatic language speech. 1593-CNR1 wasn't nearly as strong as yesterday, and the middle band had only a few weak signals from the 1053-Jammer and 1134-KBS around 1540. Overall it was a fairly good morning for late December, but lacking in much variety.
603 HLSA Namyang, S. Korea Good-strength KBS2
deep-voiced male announcer playing "Every Move
You Make" (by Sting) at 1529
Playing "Billie Jean" (by Michael Jackson) at 1538
1575 VOA Ban Rassom, Thailand Good-strength
YL speech in Asiatic language (in and out) at 1545
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna