Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-7
Yesterday's improvement in Asian signals did not continue this morning, although a late sunrise enhancement boost did allow some big guns to be heard as late as 1510. With the exception of persistent signals from 603-HLSA and 657-Pyongyang the TP audio was limited to a few big guns, however, and they didn't sound as strong as they did yesterday.
At my 1335 start time the Japanese and Korean big guns on 594, 693, 747, 774, 972, 1053 and 1566 were in and out with fair to good signals, but propagation generally tapered off from there, leaving the big guns without much energy until a late sunrise enhancement boost around 1440 (which also brought 1575-VOA up to a fair level). 594-JOAK was the strongest of these like it was yesterday, but it could only manage good audio at best. 603-HLSA and 657-Pyongyang were the only second tier Asians to show up, and they both sounded pretty anemic until they also tapped into the late sunrise enhancement around 1440, bringing them up to fair levels. 603-HLSA was the only Asian with improved audio over yesterday, hitting a fair to good level with Korean conversation just before 1445. The Chinese stations were not at all impressed with this morning's propagation and stayed down in the noise, while the high band did feature 1566-HLAZ at a good level around 1335 and 1575-VOA at a fair level around 1500. With the late propagation boost 594-JOAK, 693-JOAB, 603-HLSA and 972-HLCA all continued to manage weak audio until around 1510, when the increasing daylight sent them down into the noise. It wasn't one of the season's better sessions, but probably nothing to complain about considering the low TP-DXing expectations that we have come to develop over the past few months.
603 HLSA Namyang, S. Korea Fair to good level Korean speech by KBS2's deep voiced male and female guest at 1442 after a late sunrise enhancement boost
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna