Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-20
It was another good session for Asian reception here, with conditions almost identical to yesterday's propagation. A decent sunrise enhancement boost starting around 1400 raised up several Japanese and Korean big guns to potent levels, and also brought the second-tier TP's on 603, 657 and 738 up to decent audio levels.
My session kicked off at 1330 with good signals in and out from the NHK and Korean big guns on 594, 693, 747, 774, 972, 1053 and 1566, along with threshold audio on 603 (HLSA), 657 and 738 (BEL2). The Chinese stations on 1035 and 1044 also had ghostly audio around this time, but bailed before sunrise enhancement. The sunrise boost after 1400 raised all the other TP stations up pretty dramatically, with 972-HLCA near another S9 level at 1415, and 657-Pyongyang with fair to good audio at 1418. Like Walt I also had 738-BEL2 at a good level in and out after 1400, while 603-HLSA had similar signals before bailing around 1410. Best signal of the session (near S9) was from 972-HLCA around 1415, which was slightly stronger than any of the NHK big guns could manage before their collapse around 1425.
657 Pyongyang B.S. Good level female vocal music from the same lady at 1418-- apparently the only artist that Pyongyang plays during this period
972 HLCA Dangjin, S. Korea Korean male conversation near S9 level at 1415-- strongest Asian signal of the session
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
15" FSL antenna