Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 11-13

Gary DeBock

Hello All,
     Asian propagation this morning rebounded very nicely from yesterday's mediocre results, providing TP signals that were pretty vibrant-- especially in consideration of the elevated solar indexes. As such, results here were much closer to Steve's positive version.  
     Both "big gun" and second-tier Asians sounded very healthy around 1400, and it was a scramble to check them all during sunrise enhancement. Both 828-JOBB and 972-HLCA had their best signals of the season, as did 738-HLKG. 585-JOPG was unusually strong, along with 675-VOV and 756-CNR1. The Chinese lineup on 918, 927, 936 and 945 all were in audio at some time this morning, along with the Asian regulars on 603, 648, 657 and 666. A mystery co-channel on 639 was briefly dominant over CNR1 around 1455 (not // 594 or 1134), but co-channels on 972 and 1377 seemed to get lost in the "big gun" audio. Overall conditions were very favorable, but other than the 639 UnID no new or rare Asian stations were heard. Sick-sounding transmitters were back with a vengeance, though-- 738-BEL2's throbbing hum seemed to consume most of its modulation at times, and 657-Pyongyang's high-frequency audio seems to be missing. In relation to this, about the only surprising reception this morning was apparently hearing the infamous Pyongyang tirade-yelling OM and YL team on a vibrant 648-VOR at 1505 during the Korean program, with their distinctive rapid-fire shouted Korean. Hopefully this was just an aberration, and not an indication that this very noxious programming is really part of a new 648-VOR schedule.
     The following were heard on a C.Crane SWP Slider model (7.5" loopstick) inductively coupled to a 9' sided PVC tuned passive loop (in the back yard). A modified ICF-2010 (30" loopstick) was used as an SSB spotting receiver:
558  HLQH  Daegu, S. Korea  Fair-good music at 1423, // 603
585  JOPG  Kushiro, Japan  Good Japanese talk at 1412, // 594
594  JOAK  Tokyo, Japan  Excellent with Japanese interview 1502
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea  Good Korean music at 1424
639  UnID-TP   Deep-voiced male speech followed by music at the
         beginning of this 1455 recording, prior to CNR1's male-voiced
         speech (headphones recommended)  http://www.mediafire.com/?9o3n0w5hp8jk7yr 
639  CNR1  China Synchros  Fair-good male-female Chinese speech
         and interval music around 1456  http://www.mediafire.com/?78b1tju161bs0wp 
648  VOR  Razdolnoye, Russia  Pyongyang's distinctive Tirade Twins
         apparently now showing up during VOR's Korean program
         at 1505 (frequency was double checked)   http://www.mediafire.com/?lrtcqcg3tvj1iof  
657  Pyongyang BS, N. Korea  Very strong at 1510, but awful-
         sounding audio with high audio frequencies missing  http://www.mediafire.com/?7qxjo6xks2bklnc
666  JOBK  Osaka, Japan  Good Japanese talk program at 1430
675  VOV  Hanoi, Vietnam  Fair-good with male-female VV at 1448
729  China  (presumed Jiangxi)  Fair Chinese in CHMJ splatter 1422
738  HLKG  Daegu, S. Korea  Very good Korean audio at 1508, but
         along with throbbing hum from BEL2  http://www.mediafire.com/?pny4vg22uwnkwp3
738  BEL2  Penghu, Taiwan  Good strength at 1509, but throbbing
         transmitter hum becoming critical http://www.mediafire.com/?dz0c81fs9c2u22s
747  JOIB  Sapporo, Japan  Strong English lessons at 1433, // 828
756  CNR1  China Synchros  Good with male-female Chinese 1404
774  JOUB  Akita, Japan  Good strength over KTTH splatter 1408
828  JOBB  Osaka, Japan  Best signal of season with English 
         lessons at 1418   http://www.mediafire.com/?y8142b92c1k9xqb
891  JOHK  Sendai, Japan  Fair Japanese talk // 594 at 1339
918  China (presumed Shandong)  Fair Chinese speech around 1411
927  China (presumed)  Threshold audio, apparently Chinese, at 1412
936  Anhui, China  Fair-good "foreign" music at 1427
945  China (presumed)  Fair Chinese speech in KJR splatter 1409
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea  Best audio of season with Korean
         pop music at 1512 http://www.mediafire.com/?jk9gq6q3k3uaqg9
1035  CNR1  Chinese Synchros  Fair-good male-female speech 1402
1044  CRI  Jiangsu, China  Good Japanese external program 1405
1053  Korean Jammer  Fair-good over UnID Chinese 1440
1134  KBS3  Hwaseong, S. Korea  Good Korean speech at 1515
1377  CNR1  China  All alone with good male-female Chinese 1514
1566  HLAZ  Jeju, S. Korea  Good religious program at 1417
1575  VOA  Ban Rassom, Thailand  Fair-good Asiatic language 1419
73 and Good DX,
Gary Debock