Yikes-- I haven't heard anything this wild since the Kona, Hawaii DXpedition! 
Thanks to Nick for his extremely detailed report describing the Chinese 
onslaught during sunrise enhancement all over the band. My own focus was on the 
low band, where several unusual Chinese stations moved in to replace the Korean 
regulars, managing their best level in many years.. Although overshadowed by 
the Chinese wave during sunrise enhancement 657-Pyongyang BS reached one of its 
best levels ever here with martial music at 1418 (S9+), while 972-HLCA was also 
at that level for much of the predawn darkness. As usual the potent Korean 
signals started off around 1230 in the frozen back yard, kicking off a 3 hour 
endurance contest as a 15" FSL was used in the subfreezing temperature to avoid 
indoor RFI noise. The DXing gear held up quite well in the 27 degree cold-- at 
least much better than the frozen DXer.

657-China (Henan?) was one of the stars of sunrise enhancement, courteously 
silencing Pyongyang BS' martial music at 1442 by taking over the frequency. 
603-China (Hulun Buir?) was giving 603-HLSA's easy listening music some severe 
competition at 1455, while 756-CNR1 was all alone at a potent level. Other 
unusual Chinese were also in play at the time, but after about three hours in 
the 27 degree weather my digital recorder was showing evidence of going on 
strike-- not to mention the frozen CC Skywave with its ice-covered display. The 
hot sunrise enhancement propagation was just barely enough to keep the frozen 
DXer at the chase-- probably far longer than sensible.

603  China  (Hulun Buir?)   Female speech dominating over HLSA's music during 
sunrise enhancement at 1455  

603  HLSA   Namyang, S. Korea   Female introduction to music at a modest level 
at 1411 (before the Chinese 

657  China  (Henan?)   Male Chinese speech dominating the frequency after 
drowning out Pyongyang BS at 1442 

657  Pyongyang BS   Overwhelming martial music (S9+) at 1418-- one of its 
strongest signals ever here in Puyallup 

972  HLCA   Dangjin, S. Korea   Korean female conversation and pop music at S9 
level at 1406 https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/akvyr35w2e2ita2e7v4gffam9tmdk0hb

73 and Good DX,

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +

15" FSL antenna
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