As Nick described in his detailed Victoria report there was somewhat of a Chinese propagation breakthrough around daybreak here on the west coast, but unlike on February 15th it was limited, and ran out of steam pretty quickly. Here in Puyallup its main presence was noticed on 639, but 603 and 657 also had modest Chinese signals pushing the Korean regulars down into the noise around 1430. 738 just barely managed some Chinese audio after the KCBS fadeout. The Koreans on 603 and 657 were pretty potent in the predawn darkness, however, with Pyongyang BS blasting in with several S9 peaks from 1330-1400 (why doesn't this wacky station ever bother the Victoria DXers for a change?).
639 CNR1 Synchros China Male Chinese speech at a good level at 1422; as usual this signal came out of nowhere during sunrise enhancement, having been dead silent in the predawn darkness https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ww0q1kpyi04f7c3aa5guwc1lkqqog9dl 657 Pyongyang-China Mix During sunrise enhancement at 1427 the first sign of China was this weak co-channel under Pyongyang's female vocals, but the situation was reversed after a few minutes. China fizzled out pretty quickly, though https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/py91e990qrf83g80rlmchdjpl8iwes43 657 Pyongyang BS The typical, overwhelming (S9) martial music at 1345 in the predawn darkness-- one of several huge peaks before bailing as daylight increased https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0o8qbmpd1b7skryeo5v9r6v2sr39q1bt 73 and Good DX, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA) Stock CC Skywave SSB Ultralight + 15" FSL antenna _______________________________________________ IRCA mailing list IRCA@hard-core-dx.com http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/irca Opinions expressed in messages on this mailing list are those of the original contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the IRCA, its editors, publishing staff, or officers For more information: http://www.ircaonline.org To Post a message: email@example.com