Further sedate conditions before sunrise today, although there were quite a lot of carriers near audio, that at some point might have briefly been in audio. The second tier stations today were Chinese and Taiwanese rather than Japanese for the most part.
As Bruce points out, conditions seem actually to be better quite a long time before sunrise, especially when it comes to consistent signal strength.. pretty darn good audio (all of it understandable by a native speaker, at least briefly): 594 JOAK pips and NHK news 1400UT; far underneath was the ABC fanfare 774 JOUB woman in Japanese 1432UT 972 HLCA woman in Korean 1419UT Reasonable audio at times during the period (much of it understandable by a native speaker, though often battling w/splash or noise): 693 JOAB woman //774 1409UT 738 Taiwan Fisheries woman in Chinese 1414UT //1143, both briefly peaking 747 JOIB English lessons 1422UT 828 JOBB Enlish lessons 1432UT 1143 Taiwan Fisheries woman in Chinese 1412-14UT //738 eventually as it faded up 1566 HLAZ man in Chinese 1419UT not so reasonable audio, occasional words or phrases in splash or noise could be understood by a native speaker: 864 man talking Japanese to woman on phone 1409UT, didn't seem //1287 though 873 JOGB woman talking //693 1405UT 1287 JOHR woman in Japanese 1414UT, briefly at this level 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) 567 JOIK woman singing //594 1435UT; there was a man talking at 1427UT, that didn't seem parallel to 594 however. It sounded Japanese, but.... 603 soft music 1401UT; although pip heard on hour, this music had continued right through it. 621 faint Chinese pips 1400UT, not much else though 891 JOHK big carrier, poor audio with man talking //594 1419UT 918 man talking, Chinese itonation 1359UT, nothing useful on the hour 945 CNR1 weak Chinese pips at 1400UT, but not much else 981 CNR1 man talking amid 980 splash; recognized distinctive CNR1 news sounders 1403UT 1089 man talking, maybe Chinese; then piano music 1401UT; nothing useable on hour 1098 man talking under big DU carrier (Marshalls?), sounded Chinese 1410UT, but no parallels available 1143 man talking slowly, very un-JOQR-like, so possibly Korea? 1406UT 1242 pop music 1407UT, likely JOLF? Strongish het, no or "near imaginary" audio (either undermodulated or ravaged by splatter) 558 639 648 711 837 855 918 1008 1017 135 1044 1053 1188 1206 1251 1269 1305 1314 1377 seemed to be Asian; 846 1017 1098 seemed to be DU best wishes, Nick Nick Hall-Patch Victoria, BC Canada _______________________________________________ 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