Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 3-13

Gary DeBock

Hello All,
This morning's TP-DXing session featured a potent sunrise enhancement boost on the low band here, raising up the signal from 603-HLSA to a huge level shortly after the 1400 TOH (along with its weaker Chinese co-channel). Low band Japanese and Asian mainland stations both benefited from the boost, something similar to a mid-October sunrise enhancement.
The session started off in ordinary fashion just after 1300 with the typical low and high band Asians managing fair signals in and out-- 594-JOAK, 603-HLSA, 693-JOAB and 738-BEL2 on the low band, and 1566-HLAZ, 1575-VOA and 1593-CNR1 on the high band. These regulars rotated in and out without any special strength until around 1350, when 594-JOAK began to receive a potent boost with the first hint of daylight, reaching very good audio around 1355. The same boost also raised up the signal of 531-JOQG to a fair level, and brought 558-HLQH out of the noise as well. 603-HLSA had been in and out of the noise with fair audio for about an hour prior to 1400, but its signal received a dramatic boost at this time, so that the 1400 TOH (with the usual female KBS ID, but with an unusual, no-pip time signal (  http://www.mediafire.com/listen/20i9glqdvd01jq9/603-HLSA-1400z031314SWP.MP3 ) was at good strength. HLSA continued to get stronger yet, reaching an excellent level at 1405 with the usual deep-voiced male Korean DJ at potent strength over the usual female Chinese co-channel. 639-CNR1, 648-Russia and 657-Pyongyang also received a decent daylight boost, with all of them reaching fair to good audio about the same time as 603-HLSA's romp (peaking around 1405). A brief check of the high band at the same time revealed some good audio on 1566-HLAZ and 1593-CNR1, along with fair audio from 1503-JOUK and 1575-VOA. The low band romp lasted until around 1420, when all of the signals except 594-JOAK started to dive into the noise. On the high band 1575-VOA stuck it out until about 1435 as the last Asian survivor of a pretty memorable session. Best signal of the morning was from 603-HLSA, reaching one of its strongest levels ever observed in 7 years of TP-DXing.
594  JOAK  Tokyo, Japan   Male-female
        Japanese speech at good level at 1356
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea   Strong
       Korean female pop music at 1403
603  HLSA  Namyang, S. Korea   Deep-voiced
       male DJ at excellent level at 1405; weak
       Chinese female co-channel underneath
603  China  (Hulun Buir?)   Female Chinese
      speech almost at equal level with HLSA's
      deep-voiced Korean male at 1407
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
C.Crane SWP 7.5" Slider loopstick Ultralight +
12" Experimental FSL antenna