Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-14

Gary DeBock

Hello All,
Asian conditions this morning were similar to yesterday's, except for 603-China temporarily pounding in at an S9 level around 1411 (its strongest signal ever here, in 7 years of TP-DXing). The only problem was that 603-HLSA was also at an S9 level at the same time-- resulting in a very angry snarl.
The session started out in a routine manner at 1300 with the usual Japanese and Korean big guns on 594, 693, 747, 774, 972, 1053 and 1566 managing good audio in and out, along with fair audio occasionally from 558-HLQH, 603-China, 657-Pyongyang and 738-BEL2. 603-China was alone on the frequency at a weak level until around 1330, when it was drowned out by a good-level pop music fade in by HLSA. 603-China came back to dominate again, however, and these two fought it out at a fair level until around 1411, when the gloves really came off late in sunrise enhancement. 603-China went on a sudden S9 romp, temporarily drowning out HLSA's deep voiced male with Chinese pop music-- at least until HLSA reached an S9+ level with its own Korean pop music, turning the frequency into a wild circus. This was the wildest 603 mix ever observed here. 657-Pyongyang also got a boost late in sunrise enhancement to reach a fair tirade level with its undermodulated transmitter, although the Chinese co-channel (Henan?) was almost at an equal fair level at times. 738-BEL2's highly hyped-up male Chinese speech was in the clear at a fair level around 1417 after the KCBS fade, and 639-CNR1 managed about the same signal level after the KFI fade. The high band also showed some signs of life this morning, with 1566-HLAZ at a very good level around 1302, and 1593-CNR1 in and out at a fair level (through Seattle splatter) for much of the session. Overall the propagation wasn't bad, although there wasn't much variety in the second-tier TP's that showed up. The best signal of a pretty bizarre morning was a tie-- the 603-China and HLSA co-channels both managed S9 levels around 1414-- unfortunately at the same time.
603  HLSA   Namyang, S. Korea   Deep-voiced male and Korean pop music all alone at a good level around 1337-- Chinese co-channel temporarily down in the noise
603  China   (Hulun Buir?)   The wild mix begins. S9 romp over HLSA's deep voiced male with Chinese pop music at 1411--  its strongest signal ever observed here in 7 years of DXing 
603  Wild Fight   S9-level mix of the above two co-channels at 1412, turning the frequency into a real circus. HLSA eventually prevailed, but only after a classic showdown.
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna

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