Wow! Pretty exceptional conditions prevailed for both the big gun TP's and 
several second tier stations as well-- during both the predawn darkness and 
sunrise enhancement. 657-Pyongyang hit an S9 level here just before 1300, while 
potent Chinese stations showed up on 603 and 738 around the same time.

During antenna testing in the predawn darkness at 1030 the Korean big gun 
972-HLCA was already at an S9 level, so it was obvious that conditions were 
well enhanced over yesterday. By 1300 there was an S7 mix of China and HLSA, 
while 738-BEL2 started managing peaks of the same strength (which would 
continue until 1415). 936-China (Anhui?) produced weak audio around the same 
time, while 657-Pyongyang managed another S9 peak with its 3+1 pips at 1330. 
All the while the big guns on 594, 693, 747 and 972 were at S9 peaks in and 
out, with 774 and 828 not far behind. By 1400 (daybreak here) 603 had become a 
real battleground, with China finally taking over at an S7 level. The 
watered-down Puyallup version of  sunrise enhancement lasted until around 1420 
this morning, with 594 and 972 still at S9 peaks around 1415, when they pretty 
rapidly succumbed to the propagation reaper. Overall it was an excellent 
morning-- easily one of the best of the year so far.

657  Pyongyang BS   Pyongyang, N. Korea  Girl group vocal music at S9 level at 

738  BEL2   Penghu, Taiwan   Chinese female announcer at good level with news 
at 1407

73 and Good DX,

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

7.5" loopstick CC Skywave SSB Ultralight +

15" FSL antenna

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