Puyallup, WA (Rainy Park) TP's for 9-30


Gary DeBock
 

What better way to prepare for a wild ocean cliff DXpedition than chase TP's with portables and FSL's in the rain at a local park? Like at Grayland the Chinese were putting in good signals, although the primary benefit here was foul weather training for the Rockwork 2 cliff in mid-October.

Asian conditions were decent but not really up to last September's usual standard, with a lot of obscure stations staying down in the noise. The CRI stations in the middle band were the best performers with 963, 1017 and 1323 all managing potent signals at times, and the others on 1044 and 1206 having their decent moments. 837-Harbin was having good musical peaks until local 850-KHHO wiped out both it and 864-KBS with its open carrier sign on at 1345. A presumed 936-Anhui had fair level Chinese conversation at 1350 but bailed before a decent recording. Best Asian signal of the morning here (S9) was from 738-BEL2 at 1326, with animated male-female conversation at that silenced all of the KCBS splatter. Overall it was an interesting morning, if only to rediscover how to chase DX in the rain.

657  Pyongyang BS   Pyongyang, N. Korea   Ancient, sleep-inducing orchestral music enhancing the dreary rain at 1344  
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/k3o215cn2x9i5g7q77f1ka5fqgpd82c0
738  BEL2   Penghu, Taiwan   The star of the session-- energetic S9+ Chinese conversation dominating over HLKG at 1326  
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/p3nbrgv56fyyoc8eky4yv0yovtxlwbky
1017  CRI   Changchun, China   Chinese lessons for Korean speakers hitting S9 peaks at 1355  
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/sb8duejscwu2at324jd02kfm799zgxep
1323  CRI   Heilongjiang, China   Chinese music during Russian service at a good level at 1345  
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/paml6o5bq8ct26owcuo3znsx15ckv64s

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (DXing at Peach Park in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5 inch loopstick CC Skywave and XHDATA D-808 portables + Two 6 inch FSL antennas


Paul Blundell
 

It looks like this was good practice  for you :)

Paul

On Fri, 1 Oct 2021, 11:42 am Gary DeBock via groups.io, <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
What better way to prepare for a wild ocean cliff DXpedition than chase TP's with portables and FSL's in the rain at a local park? Like at Grayland the Chinese were putting in good signals, although the primary benefit here was foul weather training for the Rockwork 2 cliff in mid-October.

Asian conditions were decent but not really up to last September's usual standard, with a lot of obscure stations staying down in the noise. The CRI stations in the middle band were the best performers with 963, 1017 and 1323 all managing potent signals at times, and the others on 1044 and 1206 having their decent moments. 837-Harbin was having good musical peaks until local 850-KHHO wiped out both it and 864-KBS with its open carrier sign on at 1345. A presumed 936-Anhui had fair level Chinese conversation at 1350 but bailed before a decent recording. Best Asian signal of the morning here (S9) was from 738-BEL2 at 1326, with animated male-female conversation at that silenced all of the KCBS splatter. Overall it was an interesting morning, if only to rediscover how to chase DX in the rain.

657  Pyongyang BS   Pyongyang, N. Korea   Ancient, sleep-inducing orchestral music enhancing the dreary rain at 1344  
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/k3o215cn2x9i5g7q77f1ka5fqgpd82c0
738  BEL2   Penghu, Taiwan   The star of the session-- energetic S9+ Chinese conversation dominating over HLKG at 1326  
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/p3nbrgv56fyyoc8eky4yv0yovtxlwbky
1017  CRI   Changchun, China   Chinese lessons for Korean speakers hitting S9 peaks at 1355  
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/sb8duejscwu2at324jd02kfm799zgxep
1323  CRI   Heilongjiang, China   Chinese music during Russian service at a good level at 1345  
https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/paml6o5bq8ct26owcuo3znsx15ckv64s

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (DXing at Peach Park in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5 inch loopstick CC Skywave and XHDATA D-808 portables + Two 6 inch FSL antennas


Gary DeBock
 

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:32 PM, Paul Blundell wrote:
It looks like this was good practice  for you :)
 
Paul
Yes, Paul-- DXing on a plunging ocean cliff in October is unlikely to be comfortable, and it's best to prepare for the worst.

Gary