I got up an hour before sunrise this morning to do some MW DXing. Conditions were relatively poor, but low powered 740 KVOR Colorado Springs was blasting in – unusual – and only heard one time before. Otherwise, a dud as far as catching any South Pacific signals. 738 kHz Tahiti was only showing a faint carrier this morning, while faint audio could be heard a few mornings ago at sunrise. The strong 1017.008 Tonga carrier that was present a few mornings ago was non-existent this morning. A check of the tropical bands also showed poor signals in the 120 and 90 meter shortwave broadcast bands. Moving up, I found the pirate “Boombox Radio” on 6925 kHz AM spinning some nice electronic music, so the morning wasn’t a total waste!