In contrast to Gary's experiences at Rockwork 4, this morning's experience in Victoria was almost exclusively Asian, and the best so far this season, with a couple of Chinese for certain, and hints of several others among the many carriers

pretty darn good audio (all of it understandable by a native speaker, at least briefly):

1566 HLAZ man in Chinese on phone, talking to woman in studio who couldn't get a word in edgewise 1114UT, only briefly this strong however.

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

774 JOUB English lessons 1218UT
972 HLCA man in Korean 1221UT

not so reasonable audio, occasional words or phrases in splash or noise could be understood by a native speaker:

1287 JOHR man in Japanese 1145 and 1153UT
1323 CRI pop vocal 1151UT; at 1159UT it was weaker, but familiar stringed music before the hour was recognizable

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)

747 JOIB man talking 1205UT //774
828 JOBB woman talking 1102UT //774
1593 CNR1 portentous stringed music 1201UT, one of CNR1's themes; man and woman talking 1202UT, Chinese inflection

Strongish het, no or "near imaginary" audio (either undermodulated or ravaged by splatter)

594 918 945 963 1053 1089 1134 1143 1179 1188 1206 1215 (rough sounding) 1242 1251 1269 1386 1422 1575 seemed to be Asian;
  1098  1116 seemed to be DU

best wishes,


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
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