Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-5
Despite the latest solar tantrum three low band Japanese big guns did make the trip this morning, with one of them reaching a fairly good level. The Koreans and Chinese were completely missing in action, however-- and even 738-Tahiti stayed away, despite the solar shenanigans.
At my 1415 start time 594-JOAK and 693-JOAB were the only Asians with audio (poor to fair), or even heterodynes. Both of these low band big guns were in and out throughout the session, and were joined by a noise-plagued 747-JOIB around 1440. 594-JOAK hit a fair to good peak at 1425, while 693-JOAB did the same around 1438. 747-JOIB had a tough time getting through the mystery electrical noise (plaguing all of the south Puget Sound area), and only reached a poor level. The three Japanese big guns received no boost from the rise of the overactive sun, and collectively bailed around 1450. It was a far from exciting session, but probably the best that could be expected given the current solar tantrum.
594 JOAK Tokyo, Japan Female Japanese speech at a fair to good level around 1425; best Asian signal of the dreary session
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna