Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 3-15


Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Thanks to Richard and Brian for their TP reports this morning-- always an interesting comparison. It was another wild and wacky session this morning, despite a pretty late start time (1310). Low band Korean and Chinese stations were fighting it out on 603 and 657, with 738-BEL2 also managing good audio early on.
 
At my 1310 start time the Japanese big guns on 594, 693, 747, 774 and 828 were vibrant, but not quite at yesterday's torrid levels. 972-HLCA also had S9 peaks in and out, and the high band's 1566-HLAZ's Japanese service was fairly steady at a good level. Early on the second tier Chinese stations had some decent propagation, with 738-BEL2's Chinese having good peaks over the KCBS splatter, and 603-China temporarily dominant on the frequency over a subdued HLSA. That changed pretty dramatically around 1330, with the KBS2 station pounding in with very good peaks during its classic rock music (played by the deep-voiced male). 603-China continued to pester HLSA at times but never regained dominance. 657-Pyongyang was fighting a similar battle with China (Henan?), but unfortunately dominated the frequency with its dreary orchestra and spooky female vocals. 603-HLSA had some very strong peaks this morning, but couldn't quite match the level of 972-HLCA's bizarre singing practice around 1345. Signals generally tapered off by 1410, ending another interesting session.
 
603  HLSA   Namyang, S. Korea   "More Than a Feeling' (that there's Chinese QRM
                     on the frequency?) with very good peaks at 1330
 
603  China  (Hulun Buir?)   Temporarily dominant over HLSA with Chinese female speech at 1318
 
657  Pyongyang BS   Pyongyang, N. Korea   Female vocal music accompanied by the dreary
                     orchestra holding the edge over a weak China at 1348
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna
 
 

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