Saturday, August 8, 2015

KBS World Radio (via Issoudun)

KBS World Radio, broadcasting from relay site Issoudun (France), was logged on 7 and 8 August 2015. French language programming about Korean lifestyle and events was observed from 20.30 to 21.00 UTC (on 7 August 2015) & 20.00 till 20.25 UTC (on 8 August 2015).
Reception of KBS World Radio transmission to the Middle East on 5.950 kHz was  (SINPO) 34343 -- fair signal strength and clear audio, despite very noticeble atmospheric noise and slight fading. By 20.25 UTC, however, station splatter from China National Radio  made reception of signal nearly impossible to hear clearly. After 20.30 UTC, SINPO was 23432 -- weak signal with severe station splatter from China National Radio, operating on 5.945 kHz, along with minor fading. Eliminate the QRM from CNR, and clarity of the transmission would have been much better. 

Interestingly, Voice of Tigray Revolution (Dimtsi Weyane Tigray) in Ethiopia was received on 5.950 kHz with SINPO of 24341, prior to KBS World Radio sign-on at 20.00 UTC. Before 19.30 UTC, only a dominant carrier signal with faint audio was observed.

Reception reports were submitted online and emailed to KBS World Radio a few days later.


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