Saturday, November 15, 2014

EU News Network (via Sofia-Kostinbrod)*

EU News Network (Cyprus)*, transmitting from Sofia-Kostinbrod, Bulgaria, was logged on 15 November 2014. EU news reports in English focused on a UN initiative, Gary Glitter, French president's pledge to reduce unemployment, Israeli offshore gas exploration near Cyprus, US investigation of Cyprus crude oil company, promotional spot for EU News Network, South Korean sentencing of ferryboat captain, Russian violation of Ukraine sovereignty, Catalonian independence vote, then transmission ended abruptly at 19.00 UTC. Station broadcasts only on Saturday from 18.45 to 19.00 UTC

Reception on 5.925 kHz using a remote-receiver was (SINPO) 43444 -- good signal strength, popping noise and slight station interference, together with some minor fading. Otherwise, clear and audible reception was observed. Direct reception of transmission in Malaysia was essentially inaudible, using a Tecsun S-2000 linked to a 13-meter elevated 1/4 wave aerial. The only notable signal received was a carrier at 24442.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. On 17 November 2014, EU News Network emailed confirming report, stating: "Thank you. Card is on the way." QSL card did indeed arrive in the letterbox on 6 February 2015.



*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands

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