Low band Asians were the stars of a fairly generous sunrise enhancement session here, with 594-JOAK especially vibrant. What sounded like a pretty dreary session in the predawn darkness turned out to be rather interesting, with 603-HLSA and 738-BEL2 both showing up with fair audio during peaks.
At the 1230 UTC start time the band sounded a lot more sedate than yesterday, with only 693-JOAB, 774-JOUB and 828-JOBB managing weak audio in and out. Both 972-HLCA and the 1053-Jammer were unusually subdued during this predawn darkness, with all the Koreans generally staying in the noise until daylight. Around 1305 propagation started to change dramatically as 594-JOAK (previously silent) went on a potent romp, pegging the PL-380 S/N display briefly around 1312. 603-HLSA's deep-voiced male DJ made his first decent appearance of the new season around 1314 playing typical Korean pop music, while 738-BEL2's Chinese male announcer finally made a fair appearance at 1325 after the 740-KCBS fade out. During this generous sunrise enhancement 693-JOAB, 828-JOBB, 972-HLCA, the 1053-Jammer and 1134-KBS all had decent signals in and out, although the high band big guns on 1566, 1575 and 1593 never seemed to get untracked like the low band stations. Overall it was a fairly enjoyable session, and it will be interesting to see how Asian signals showed up at other areas.
594 JOAK Tokyo, Japan Strong Japanese YL speech and interval music at 1311; best TP signal of the session
603 HLSA Namyang, S. Korea KSB2 network deep-voiced male DJ back for another season with fair signals at 1314
1053 Korean Jammer Pretty strong jam during sunrise enhancement around 1318
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna