Colin apparently picked the right time to tune in this morning as a clunker band at 1250 and 1330 finally received a potent sunrise enhancement boost. Asians which had been dead rose up out of the noise around 1400, including some relatively unusual stations like 603-China.
At first check around 1250 there was no Asian audio anywhere on the band, with only the somewhat unusual 1323 managing a decent carrier. Propagation didn't improve much by 1330, with only a few more decent carriers showing up on 972, 1017, 1044 and 1053. Just before 1400 the Asians got a potent boost, however, with 972-HLCA leading the show with good signals in and out.by 1405. 603-China came up out of the noise all alone (no HLSA) to reach fair levels in and out, along with a presumed 738-BEL2 and 1017-CRI. The Japanese big guns didn't seem all that impressed with the situation, though, with only 594 and 747 reaching fair audio between 1400-1430. The rejuvenated Asians didn't really stick around for long, however, with almost all of them bailing by 1435 here. Best signal of the bizarre session (by far) was from 972-HLCA, with good signals in and out just after the 1400 TOH.
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna