Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 3-16

Gary DeBock

Hello All,
As Richard reported Asian signals fell off somewhat this morning from yesterday's level, with mostly the usual low band performers showing up. The NHK big guns on 594, 693 and 747, 603-HLSA, 972-HLCA and the 1053 Jammer all managed brief good audio, and a few fair signals on 657 and 1044 rounded out a pretty modest morning.
At my 1310 start time 594-JOAK was setting the pace with good peaks in and out, followed by 693-JOAB and 747-JOIB a few minutes later. The high band sounded pretty dreary not only at the start time but throughout the session. 603-HLSA's pop music came up to good peaks around 1330, along with a few fair peaks of 657-Pyongyang's ancient orchestral music. 1044-CRI's Japanese service was in and out at a poor level from 1340-1350, while the 1053-Jammer managed a few good peaks around 1355. 972-HLCA reached several good levels throughout the session but had trouble breaking free of the Portland pest "Freedom 970." Overall the session was fairly average for March, and lacked the variety and intensity of yesterday's stellar performance.
603  HLSA   Namyang, S. Korea   "The Look of Love" classic pop music at a fair to good level at 1335
972  HLCA   Dangjin, S. Korea   Korean female speech at a good level at 1403, but needing freedom from "Freedom 970"
1053  Korean Jammer   Jamming the domestic splatter quite effectively around 1348
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
17" FSL antenna