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Re: Degen DE321 vs Tecsun R9710 - simply compared

keith beesley
 

Thanks for the reviews, Andy. 

Is MW listening still popular in Korea? Are there many MW DXers? What do you hear on SW?

If you get a chance to post some loggings, I'm sure a lot of listeners would be interested. 

Keith B.


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Subject: [ultralightdx] Degen DE321 vs Tecsun R9710 - simply compared

 
The parcels of the two radios from Hong Kong arrived at home today. I will compare the two radios.

1. Degen DE321
Pros
- extremely thin
- decent for casual SW listening
- excellent FM reception (even than Sony radios!): very sensitive and also good for areas of strong & busy signals such as southwestern Seoul.
- good selectivity thanks to DSP
- As for a dial-tuning radio, SW bandwidths are wide enough to cover most SW broadcasts (on 49, 31, 19 metre bands)
- Compared to R9710, it is less susceptible to indoor noise (SW reception).

Cons
- DSP muting (though less annoying to me than I did expect)
- "mediocre" MW reception performance (but slightly better than Panasonic RF-P50)
- MW dial point does not fit to the dial numbers! (HLKA 711kHz points around 600kHz)
- 75 metre band is missing

Cons mentioned in various reviews, but that I do not somewhat agree with
- a bit stiff dial?
- a stiff stand?


2. Tecsun R9710
Pros
- Analogue dual conversion circuitry
- much less drifting in SW tuning than Sony ICF-SW11 and Sony but "slightly" less stable than PLL dual conversion radios or the Sony ICF-SW22.

Cons
- More sprious signals than DE321 in SW/FM reception
- thicker than DE321 in size
- As for a dial-tuning radio, SW bandwidths are narrower than those of DE321 (on 49, 31, 19 metre bands)
- 75 metre band is missing
- more hiss noise when listening via headphones
- The Tune LED (bright green colour) indicator exceedingly points on: it turns on unnecessarily even on strong noises!
- Compared to DE321, it is more susceptible to indoor noise (SW reception).
- less popularity? (so less sellers who deal with this model)


**
For SW newbies: both are decent.
For MW DXing: You must go on R9710.
For FM radio lovers: DE321 is better.
For serious SW DXing: go on Tecsun PL-660/PL-600/PL-380, Sony ICF-SW7600GR

Tecsun R9710 is a replacement for Tecsun R912, since the R912's AM/FM mode button is out of order.

Andy Lee in Seoul



Degen DE321 vs Tecsun R9710 - simply compared

CM Lee
 

The parcels of the two radios from Hong Kong arrived at home today. I will compare the two radios.


1. Degen DE321
Pros
- extremely thin
- decent for casual SW listening
- excellent FM reception (even than Sony radios!): very sensitive and also good for areas of strong & busy signals such as southwestern Seoul.
- good selectivity thanks to DSP
- As for a dial-tuning radio, SW bandwidths are wide enough to cover most SW broadcasts (on 49, 31, 19 metre bands)
- Compared to R9710, it is less susceptible to indoor noise (SW reception).

Cons
- DSP muting (though less annoying to me than I did expect)
- "mediocre" MW reception performance (but slightly better than Panasonic RF-P50)
- MW dial point does not fit to the dial numbers! (HLKA 711kHz points around 600kHz)
- 75 metre band is missing

Cons mentioned in various reviews, but that I do not somewhat agree with
- a bit stiff dial?
- a stiff stand?


2. Tecsun R9710
Pros
- Analogue dual conversion circuitry
- much less drifting in SW tuning than Sony ICF-SW11 and Sony but "slightly" less stable than PLL dual conversion radios or the Sony ICF-SW22.

Cons
- More sprious signals than DE321 in SW/FM reception
- thicker than DE321 in size
- As for a dial-tuning radio, SW bandwidths are narrower than those of DE321 (on 49, 31, 19 metre bands)
- 75 metre band is missing
- more hiss noise when listening via headphones
- The Tune LED (bright green colour) indicator exceedingly points on: it turns on unnecessarily even on strong noises!
- Compared to DE321, it is more susceptible to indoor noise (SW reception).
- less popularity? (so less sellers who deal with this model)


**
For SW newbies: both are decent.
For MW DXing: You must go on R9710.
For FM radio lovers: DE321 is better.
For serious SW DXing: go on Tecsun PL-660/PL-600/PL-380, Sony ICF-SW7600GR

Tecsun R9710 is a replacement for Tecsun R912, since the R912's AM/FM mode button is out of order.

Andy Lee in Seoul


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-2

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
Although the morning was definitely a clunker compared to yesterday, the Asian results here were similar to those reported by Dennis (without the DU's, of course). At 1300 the band was completely comatose, without even a TP carrier here. Things sounded bleak right up until 1330, when a few big gun TP's like 972-HLCA and the 1053-Jammer started to manage fair audio. 594-JOAK hit a fair to good peak at 1345, and then some weird Chinese high band stations (1323-CRI and 1377-CNR1) started to come out of the noise with poor audio in and out. 1566-HLAZ was also playing hide-and-seek with fair audio around 1350, along with 1503-JOUK. The other Japanese, Korean and Chinese stations were missing in action all morning (most of them without even a decent carrier).
 
 
The halfhearted TP propagation didn't last for long, and everything had crashed by 1405 here. Best signal of a very lackluster morning was that from 594-JOAK at 1345, one of very few Asians managing any kind of reasonable audio.
 
 
594  JOAK  Tokyo, Japan   Fair Japanese male-female speech and
            interval music at 1345; best signal of a miserable morning
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
 
 


AICB 1610 kHz Carribean Beacon Heard Here

Paul S. in CT
 

Not too often the Carribean Beacon on 1610kHz makes it here. This overnight, its rather good, and confirmed // 6090. If you need this its worth a try late. I believe CHHA (Spanish) is the other station... and nearly opposite at my location.

Paul S. in CT


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-1 (Conclusion)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
Thanks again to Michael Yule for his very interesting TP report this morning from Lions Bay, BC. Like Michael I had a fun session this morning, with two Chinese low-band stations exceptionally strong. Both 603-China (Hulun Buir?) and the 639-CNR1 synchros produced their strongest audio ever heard here, with the PL-380's S/N display being briefly pegged on 603 at 1314 (Chinese male-female conversation) and on 639 at 1308 (fast-paced news by male and female Chinese announcers). 603-HLSA was also at a fairly strong level throughout the session, resulting in a wild mix with 603-China at times. The Japanese and Korean big guns on 594, 747, 774, 828, 972, 1053 and 1134 (KBS) seemed to be about as strong as yesterday, with very good audio, in and out.
 
 
After receiving the exceptional low band signals from China early in the session I was looking for some more strong Chinese domestic station audio on 756, 918, 927, 936, 945, 981 and 1035, but apparently the unusual propagation was limited to the low band. The other Chinese domestic stations were only fair at best, with 936 (Anhui) and 981-CNR1 the best of the bunch around 1345. Like Michael I had only one frequency to choose at a time, so for a 1400 TOH recording I concentrated on 738-BEL2, and missed Michael's fine signal from 963-CRI at the time. 738-BEL2' s signal strength was down a little at 1400 but the splatter from 740-KCBS was gone, so I was able to record a fairly decent TOH signal from Taiwan.
 
 
As for Michael's other signals I did have pretty strong audio from 603-HLSA around 1332, playing an apparent Korean singer-covered version of the old Rolling Stones' Hit "I Can't Get No Satisfaction." With the Chinese co-channel pestering HLSA all session long, maybe the song's title was perfect for the situation? Overall it was a very exciting session, and hopefully an indication of great Asian conditions in store for October.
 
 
603  China (Hulun Buir?)   Best signals ever heard here at 1314, with strong
              female-male Chinese conversation pegging the PL-380 S/N readout
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea   Temporarily dominant over a pesky China
             at 1333 with a Korean remake of the Stones' hit "Satisfaction"
 
639  CNR1  China Synchros   Best signals ever heard here at 1308, with fast-
             paced news by male and female Chinese announcers pegging the
             PL-380's S/N readout (recorded on 638 because of a strong 640-KFI)
 
738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan   Typical male-hosted call-in talk program at 1355
             featuring female callers only (apparently heard by Michael also)
 
             1400 TOH recording of the BEL2 fanfare and male-voiced ID. Some
             distortion due to the fading signal, and the need to max out the
             PL-380's audio amp to compensate. The TOH was at 20 seconds
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna 
 
   
 
      


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 10-1 (Short Version)

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
There were exceptional low-band conditions to China this morning during the sunrise session, resulting in the best-ever signals heard here from 603-China (at 1314) and 639-CNR1 (at 1308). Both second-tier TP's briefly pegged the PL-380's S/N display with very potent female-male conversation (on 603-China) and female and male-announced news (on 639-CNR1). 738-BEL2 in Taiwan was also in for a fairly potent 1400 TOH recording with fanfare and a male-voiced ID. Except for these very unusual signals the band seemed similar to yesterday's, with the usual Japanese and Korean big guns producing vibrant audio, along with several second-tier Chinese stations. A full report will follow later, but this MP3 of 603-China at 1314 gives some indication of the early-session opening to a fairly obscure station. 
 
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 


Oklahoma TP DX 10/1/13

bbwrwy
 

A better morning for hearing TP signals here (LSR at 1226).

567 JOIK, Sapporo J, poor JJ talk at 1211-1213.
594 JOAK, Tokyo J, poor // JOIK at 1214-1216. Reception blocked here by local RFI.
747 JOIB, Sapporo J, fading in and out at 1034-1211, occasionally at fair strength in WSB 750 QRM.
774 JOUB, Akita J, heard fading in and out at 1014-1205. EE lesson ending at 1029 with "good-bye". Audible at fair strength on barefoot PL-310 at 1149-1152.
This is the most frequently heard transoceanic station here.
972 HLCA(?), strong het, no audio, at 1219-1225, QRM from KCFO 970.
1053 ROK Jammer, fair signal at 1225.

Receiver: PL-310 with Quantum QX Loop.

Good DX.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


WKSH-1640 Silent

Paul S. in CT
 

Silence is only temporary. When new owners purchase, the station will commence broadcasting, probably not as Disney theme.

In the meantime, WTNI was heard rather well here in CT in the PGX/QRM. Such noise would periodically quiet (2/minute lasting 15 secs.), and RX was good. Unfortuneately eveerything to the West was still affected by noise. Even my usual Chicago stations 780 & 1000 having trouble.

Paul S. in CT


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-30

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
After a pretty wild session yesterday the Asian signals returned to normal levels today, with only certain of the Japanese and Korean big guns managing very strong audio. These were 594, 747, 828, 972 and 1053, reaching their strongest levels from 1330 to 1350. As is usually the case here, 972-HLCA was the best of the bunch with Korean female-male conversation pegging the PL-380 S/N display around 1335 (as it has done on most days during this month). The second-tier TP signals from yesterday were generally showing up this morning also, although at weaker levels. 531-JOQG managed unusual fair audio through the local TIS din around 1325, and 603 had a moderate mix of HLSA and China (Hulun Buir?) around 1355. 657 had a mix of Pyongyang and a weak China (Henan?) around 1358, and 936-Anhui reached fair audio (apparent Western music) at 1333. The Chinese second-tier stations on 756, 918, 927, 981 and 1377 were playing hide-and-seek with poor audio throughout the session, as were the CRI stations on 1017, 1044 and 1323.
 
 
Both of the Taiwan parallels received yesterday (738-BEL2 and 1143-BEL3) were in and out with fair audio, having the same Chinese male-hosted call-in talk show taking calls (from ladies only) from 1310-1400. The only really special signal in a pretty tame session was that from 963-CRI with its Russian service at 1348, managing its best audio yet in the new season as it briefly hit a good peak. Other than that, the morning was quite a drop off from yesterday's superb session.
 
603  HLSA Namyang, S. Korea   Good level interval music
                   and fanfare at 1359 just prior to the 1400 TOH
 
963  CRI  Huadian, China   Russian service at good level
                   with male-female speech at 1348; best signals
                   of the season here so far
 
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea   Monster signal at 1335 with
                   female and male Korean talk; pegging the PL-380
                   S/N readout as usual (almost every day this month)
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
 
 
                  
            
 
    


Re: WKSH-1640 Silent

Tony King <tonyzl@...>
 

Sorry to read this. Was my best catch  from New Zealand in many years -  October 2000  - when it was operated by Life Message Incorporated and QSL'd by letter for 1 kw.  At that time the rx was a Realistic TRF and a 36" box loop. Managed to record reception for 30 minutes. About 4.a.m. EST.

Tony


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-29

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
Like Dennis, Bruce and Nick have already reported, some very strong Asian signals lit up the band here this morning. It was probably the best session of the season for the Japanese and Korean big gun TP's, with 594, 693, 747, 774, 828, 972,1053 and 1134 (KBS) all reaching very strong audio at times. Second-tier Asian 603-HLSA hit another huge level with its long music set at 1353, and 657-Pyongyang pegged the PL-380 S/N display for the first time ever here with orchestral music at 1355 (thankfully, not shouted tirades). 558-HLQH managed its best audio of the season so far with good level music // 603 at 1351, and 963-CRI was in at a fairly good level with its Russian service at 1401. The second-tier Chinese stations on 603, 639, 738, 756, 936, 981 and 1323 were all there with fair audio in and out, although the CRI stations on 963 (Russian), 1017 (Korean), 1044 (Japanese) and 1323 (Russian) had better overall signal strength than the Chinese domestic broadcasters during the session. All four of those CRI stations reached good audio levels at times  
 
 
738-BEL2 in Taiwan was managing fair to good audio for most of the session, and the 1400 TOH was also recorded here at a fair to good level with fast-paced news by a Chinese female announcer starting at 1400. I was able to match the same Chinese female voice (with her fast-paced news) on the 1143-BEL3 parallel station at 1401, although at a weaker level. This was the first time that I've been able to confirm the 738-1143 Taiwan stations' parallel programming this season (after an investigation by Chuck that the parallel still exists) . Another Chinese station was received here on 1143 kHz on 9-21 which was not parallel to 738-BEL2; and unlike earlier reported, that station was not BEL3, but a mystery Mainland Chinese station. 1143 Chinese audio is pretty unusual here, so it may be a while before the mystery Chinese station can be investigated. In summary it was a very exciting session, with highly unusual TP signal strength across the lower and middle band frequencies.
 
 
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea  Strong peak during its
                   long easy listening music set at 1353
 
657  Pyongyang  N. Korea   Strongest signals ever here;
                   pegging the PL-380's S/N display (for the first
                   time) with orchestral music at 1355
 
738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan   1400 TOH recording with
                   Chinese female announcer starting fast-paced
                   news at 1400 (which is 30 seconds into the MP3)
                   same voice and fast-paced news matched on
                   1143-BEL3 parallel MP3 at 1401 UTC (below)
 
963  CRI  Huadian, China   Russian service at fair to good
                    level at 1402; latest it's been heard here this season
 
1143  BEL3  Penghu, Taiwan   Parallel recording check for
                    738-BEL2 (above) at 1401; weaker level, but same
                    female Chinese voice with fast-paced news
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
              


WKSH-1640 Silent

Paul S. in CT
 

As per title, there is a pending sale of the station by Disney. For some unknown period of time WKSH 1640 will be off-air. DXLD y-group is reporting from DX Mid-America that silence begins today/tonight Sept.29th.

If you need a station on 1640 the next few nights might be fruitful.

KBJA....SANDY, UT
KDIA....VALLEJO, CA
KDZR....LAKE OSWEGO, OR
KOAG....ENID, OK
WTNI....BILOXI, MS

This list above is what remains. X-band = 1000 Watts at night.

Paul S. in CT


[[Possible Spam]] Oklahoma TP DX 9/29/13

bbwrwy
 

A better morning here for hearing TP signals. (LSR at 1224).

693 JOAB, Tokyo, barely audible at 1153 and 1215. Poor at 1224-1225.
747 JOIB, Sapporo, barely audible at 1040-1044.
774 JOUB, Akita, heard from 1031 fading in and out, ocasionally peaking at fair and audible on barefoot PL-310, finally fading out at 1229.
828 JOBB, Osaka, het at 1208. Barely audible to poor man speaking at 1222-1224.
1053 ROK Jammer, poor signal at 1203.

Receiver: PL-310 with 7.5-inch ferrite loop.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


Re: China AirMail and R-9710

CM Lee
 

I asked the seller to send the R9710 via EMS rather than ordinary airmail, as the post authorities said security check of EMS might be less tight. I live in South Korea (not the US) and I already have a brother model, R912 whose AM/FM mode button is now stiff (that is why I ordered the R9710, which does not have any AM/FM mode button). I hope I will be able to receive both the R9710 and the DE321 at home.


Andy Lee in Seoul



---In ultralightdx@..., <ferrite61@...> wrote:

I was wondering about the batteries, too. but I see the OP is for an R-9710. This radio doesn't use rechargables, and none are supplied. If the OP still has delays/rejections, there is the duplicate radio, the Kaito WRX-911. This set also tunes AM 520 to 1700 with 9-SW bands. I see at least one US seller on ebay, maybe there's a price-break, as its shipped USA free. Just a thought.

Paul S. in CT


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-28

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
It was a slightly different cast of "big gun" TP's producing vibrant audio here this morning, but the overall mediocre results were about the same as those reported by Bruce and Nick. Several second-tier Chinese stations made it out of the noise briefly on 918, 927, 936 and 981, but their signal levels were far from inspiring. The CRI stations on 963, 1017 and 1044 weren't much better. Overall it was a pretty average morning, with the exception of the steady back yard rain (which made outdoor FSL-based DXing pretty miserable).
 
 
Like Bruce, I had a good strength 828-JOBB at 1326, and a good strength 594-JOAK at the same time. And like Nick, I had 603-HLSA with its female ballad around 1354. 972-HLCA was vibrant here also, as in Seattle and Victoria. Seemingly unlike the other two DXers, though, I had the 1053-Jammer as my strongest TP of the morning, maxing out the PL-380 S/N display at 1348 (for the first time this season). 639-CNR1 was also a late visitor with fair-good audio around 1355, but never reached the huge level observed briefly yesterday. The general lack of strong and diverse TP signals makes it fairly easy to give the "Victoria" reporting format another test run:
 
 
Pretty darn good audio (all of it understandable by a native speaker,
at least briefly):
 
594  JOAK   Japanese conversation at 1327UT
828  JOBB   Japanese male speech at 1326UT
1053  Korean Jammer   Pegging the PL-380 S/N readout with a monster
         signal at 1348UT; strongest TP of the morning here

Reasonable audio  at  times during the period (much of it
understandable by a native speaker, though often battling w/splash or noise):

603  HLSA   Female vocal music at 1354UT; weak Chinese co-channel
639  CNR1  Fair-good peak late at 1355UT with female-male speech (news?);
         KFI splatter had faded out late in the session
 
747  JOIB  Japanese speech at 1336UT
774  JOUB   In and out with good audio under Seattle 770 splatter
972  HLCA   Good Korean male-female speech at 1352UT; minor 970 splatter
 
1134  KBS  Korean female speech around 1337UT
1287  JOHR  Japanese male conversation 1346UT  

Not so reasonable audio, occasional words or phrases in splash or
noise could be understood by a native speaker:
657  Pyongyang  Korean male tirade in the noise at 1313UT
1017  CRI  Korean service up and down around 1330UT
1044  CRI  Some syllables of Japanese around 1345UT 
1566  HLAZ  Getting lost in the 1560 local splatter this morning
1575  VOA   Asiatic language speech in and out around 1320UT

Burbles in the splatter and noise (if lucky, language might be
guessed at by cadence of talk, or parallel established by changes in
talk or music) :
 
918   Chinese speech poor at 1315UT
927   Threshold Chinese audio 1319UT
936   Poor music at 1333UT; Anhui?    

Strongish het, no or "near imaginary"audio (either undermodulated or
ravaged by splatter):
 
558, 648, 666, 693, 873, 963, 981
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
 
 


China AirMail and R-9710

Paul S. in CT
 

I was wondering about the batteries, too. but I see the OP is for an R-9710. This radio doesn't use rechargables, and none are supplied. If the OP still has delays/rejections, there is the duplicate radio, the Kaito WRX-911. This set also tunes AM 520 to 1700 with 9-SW bands. I see at least one US seller on ebay, maybe there's a price-break, as its shipped USA free. Just a thought.

Paul S. in CT


Re: NOTICE: concerning a purchase from HK sellers on eBay

kg4lac@...
 

Also, it will cost as much or more than the receiver if needing to send back to Hong Kong. This was my unfortunate experience a few years ago.

73,

Kraig

 



---In ultralightdx@..., <ultralightdx@...> wrote:

I purchased a TECSUN R9710 via a Hong Kong seller on eBay, but I was told on a telephone talk with the Hongkong Post today that the airmail was turned back in an airport security screening; the rejection is unfortunately THE SECOND TIME! If they reject the airmail again, I will request a full refund.

Everyone in this group planing to buy a radio via eBay HK sellers should be aware of "tighter" airport security screening; the delivery lead-time may take longer for 1 to 2 weeks more.

Andy Lee
Seoul


Re: Katio KA 321

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Do these security-based airfreight rejections only apply to radios with
hard-wired lithium batteries in? Presumably local exporters could remove
non-hard-wired batteries and dispatch radios without them. But maybe the
restrictions do not differentiate. To be fair, I must admit I would still be wary
of flying in a "Dreamliner" for some time yet.

Michael

----- Original Message -----

... being rejected in HK Airport security check unfortunately ...

Andy Lee
Seoul


Re: Katio KA 321

CM Lee
 

I ordered a Degen DE321 via eBay (identical to your KA321) as a "reserve & additional" purchase of TECSUN R9710, being rejected in HK Airport security check unfortunately. I wonder how well this radio will perform. Actually, I purchased the radio for portable use (I need a tidy receiver in my pocket) but not for serious DXing.

Andy Lee
Seoul


Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 9-27

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
 
The second-tier Chinese stations from yesterday mostly went back into the woodwork this morning as Asian signals took somewhat of a dive. Although the Japanese and Korean big guns on 594, 747,774, 828, 972 and 1053 had no trouble reaching decent audio during the sunrise session (along with 1575-VOA, late in the session around 1350), unlike yesterday the Chinese on 918, 936, 981, 1377 and 1593 never really got far out of the noise.
 
 
For the first time this season I noticed a droning jammer on 603 interfering with China's (Hulun Buir?) signal around 1335, and I'm pretty sure that either Bruce or Nick reported this 603 jammer earlier this month (at first, I thought it might be local electrical noise). Maybe something new from North Korea, unhappy with 603-HLSA's cheerful pop music so close to the border? The Chinese 1017-CRI Korean service had fair to good audio late around 1355 with its Chinese lessons for Korean listeners, and 657-Pyongyang was back again around 1347 with ancient female vocal music (having potent signal strength, but undermodulated as usual). The biggest surprise of a lackluster session occurred around 1343 when 639-CNR1 rose out of the noise to a huge level (probably the strongest it's ever been heard here in 7 years of TP-DXing) only to crash back down into the noise within 5 minutes. This was apparently the same 639-CNR1 peak heard by Dennis at 1343 with a very weak signal, but here it was certainly strong enough to get any DXer's undivided attention. Overall it was a pretty strange session, with the huge 639-CNR1 signal finally providing some excitement in an otherwise routine morning.
 
 
603  Unknown Jammer + China (Hulun Buir?)  First appearance here
            of a droning jammer sounding very much like electrical noise,
            but reported previously by another DXer during this month
 
639  CNR1  China Synchros  Monster signal at 1343 rising out of noise
            for a brief period; strongest signals heard here over 7 year period
 
1017  CRI  Changchun, China  Fair to good strength Chinese lessons for
            Korean listeners late at 1355
 
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight +
12" Medium Wave FSL antenna
 
 
 
 
   

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