It was a pretty bizarre morning where sunrise enhancement seemed to finish off certain Chinese low band stations while giving a huge boost to 639-CNR1 (and a more modest boost to others). The Japanese also seemed to get somewhat of a daylight rejuvenation, although Asian propagation here bails much earlier than the salt-water-enhanced Victoria version.
The predawn darkness around 1330 seemed promising again with Chinese and Korean mixes on 603 and 657, and huge signals in and out from 972-HLCA. Daybreak around 1400 wiped out the Chinese on 603 and 657, though, and for a short time it seemed like the session might end up being a dud. Suddenly around 1405 the previously dead 639-CNR1 rose up out of the noise to reach a huge level, wiping out the last trace of domestic splatter on 640. The Chinese on 738 (presumably BEL2) and 756 also came into play, but with much more modest signals. The Koreans on 603 and 657 weren't much impressed with the sunrise propagation and bailed around 1415, and even 639-CNR1's potent signal didn't stick around for very long. 639, 738 and 756 all dwindled down to wispy traces by 1425 and bailed by 1430-- a pretty stark reminder of the watered-down version of sunrise enhancement at this lackluster location. 603 China (Hulun Buir?) In a mix with HLSA's pop music in the predawn darkness at 1322, but bailing at daybreak https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/uu3mkukmfjr0fof7rkf4wzr2r2npe0zf 603 HLSA Namyang, S. Korea Female host speaking in Korean in the predawn darkness at 1317 https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/4ebnmr8ewr8q8qiw0acdutf5hmjqgsly 639 CNR1 China Synchros The star of the session, with a huge (but brief) surge at 1408, including a CNR ID (in Chinese) and pop music at an S9 level https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/wzxj7e4ah6xxoyc62tame7j6fz723wa0 73 and Good DX, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA) 7.5" loopstick CC Skywave Ultralight (basic model) + 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: firstname.lastname@example.org