The big news today was a worthwhile post sunrise enhancement.  Previous to 
sunrise around 1530UT conditions had gotten quite anemic, then signals popped 
up that had not been heard before .  As Gary noted, overall signal strength had 
been better earlier, in some cased, much earlier.  My monitoring is from an 
hour before sunrise, so I might have missed some of those.   

One thing this morning had in common with other mornings was the erratic nature 
of the signals; really only readable for tens of seconds in some cases.   Blind 
chance led to hearing CNR1 on 756 today; it was only audible at the time I 
logged it so far as I can tell; it just wasn't there in other parts of the 

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

1566 HLAZ woman in Chinese, then unusual (for HLAZ) oriental music 1538UT  
(although weaker an hour later, this still peaked with a man in Russian then)

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 1432UT; this lasted long enough  for a barely audible 
s/off at 1600UT today
828 JOBB English lessons 1431UT
972 HLCA woman in Korean 1437UT
1287 JOHR man in Japanese 1600UT, fading up quickly after a weak pip on the 
hour, then fading back down again.   Was on and off audible until after 1630UT 

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

567 JOIK man announcing sporting event in Japanese 1443UT, could have been 
//594 but that was mostly quite weak today
639 CNR1 low and high pips on the half hour 1430UT, time check and news
747 JOIB English lessons 1438UT
1098 CNR1 man in Chinese 1549-50UT, strongest overseas signal on band at this 
point.  ID'd earlier at similar strength with //945 1530UT 

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)

594 JOAK assumed at various times, as kept referring to it for parallels, and 
not very happy with the signal level, mostly in the murk
603 the daily mess of woman talking, likely Chinese, and low key music 1433UT
693 JOAB man talking //774 1451UT
756 CNR1 man and woman talking //639 1445UT
945 CNR1 briefly strong enough to establish //1098 1530UT, man talking
1089 CNR6 likely with distinctive classical music 1534UT; 6185 seemed parallel 
but too weak to tell for sure
1134 man mumbling 1517UT, Korean rather than Japanese seemed likely
1224 JOJK slow piano music 1546-7UT, seemed //594 which was weak; double 
checked a Japanese online SDR to establish NHK1 program for sure at that time
1575 likely VoA, man mumbling in a SE Asian sort of way 1537UT.  Yankee Doodle 
seemed possible in the murk at both 1430 and at 1600UT.

Strongish het, no or "near imaginary" audio (either undermodulated or ravaged 
by splatter)
 738 837 855  864 891 918 936 1053 1116  1206 1251 1278  1323  1359 1458  1503  
1593 seemed to be Asian;
612 675 702 846 1017 seemed to be DU 

best wishes,


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC

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