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Old 25-08-2017, 19:38   #181
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24 Aug 2017 : Radio Kuwait on 15540 kHz from Al Kabd

There was only 15% decoded audio during the transmission.

15:00-18:00 UTC Planetary K-index 1+. Local K-index 2.
18:00-21:00 UTC Planetary K-index 0+. Local K-index 0.

Planetary A-index: 25. Solar flux: 81. SESC Sunspot number: 40.
Sunset 19:06 UTC.
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Old 25-08-2017, 21:07   #182
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Radio Kuwait 15540 kHz Reception near Atlanta, Georgia, USA

This afternoon's reception report - no audio decoded, max SNR about 8 dB.
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Old 25-08-2017, 21:30   #183
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The transmission is not at all effective. MSC 16 QAM now please! About 10% decoded in Brazil.
MER medium: 12dB.
If 16QAM MSC would be decoding...
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Old 26-08-2017, 19:45   #184
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25 Aug 2017 : Radio Kuwait on 15540 kHz from Al Kabd

There was 99% decoded audio during the first half of the transmission, and then it was only 9% for the second half!

15:00-18:00 UTC Planetary K-index 1. Local K-index 1.
18:00-21:00 UTC Planetary K-index 0+. Local K-index 1.

Planetary A-index: 11. Solar flux: 81. SESC Sunspot number: 43.
Sunset 19:04 UTC.
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Old 26-08-2017, 21:37   #185
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Aug 26th, 2017 partial log, i.e. last 30 minutes.
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Old 26-08-2017, 21:49   #186
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This afternoon's reception report - 6.60% audio decoded, max SNR 16.43 dB.
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Old 27-08-2017, 22:48   #187
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This afternoon's reception report - 15.26% audio decoded, max SNR 21 dB.
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Old 28-08-2017, 19:20   #188
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27 Aug 2017 : Radio Kuwait on 15540 kHz from Al Kabd

I missed the first 20 minutes, until 20:30 UTC there was 99% decoded audio, after that it was only 15%.

15:00-18:00 UTC Planetary K-index 3-. Local K-index 3.
18:00-21:00 UTC Planetary K-index 3+. Local K-index 4.

Planetary A-index: 5. Solar flux: 78. SESC Sunspot number: 35.
Sunset 19:00 UTC.
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Old 28-08-2017, 21:28   #189
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This afternoon's reception report - no audio decoded, max SNR about 8.13 dB.

A few minutes after the start of the transmission the signal disappeared!
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Old 29-08-2017, 18:25   #190
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What a shame about Radio Kuwait's DRM Service A. The reception's really quite good some days (very close to 100% this afternoon, Tues 29/8/17 around 1815 UTC), and the audio is the best I have ever heard on DRM in about three years of listening. (Right now I'm listening to the MR27024 with an eight-metre wire outside.)

But what awful music they play! It often sounds like a bad commercial station anywhere in North America. Some days they keep playing current North American autotuned pop & hiphop. And some days it's commercial c&w mx. Or autotuned hiphop c&w (like today).

I'd much rather hear something from Kuwait.

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Old 29-08-2017, 19:42   #191
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28 Aug 2017 : Radio Kuwait on 15540 kHz from Al Kabd

The transmission was only received for approximately 1 hour with 70% decoded audio.

15:00-18:00 UTC Planetary K-index 0+. Local K-index 1.
18:00-21:00 UTC Planetary K-index 0. Local K-index 0.

Planetary A-index: 10. Solar flux: 84. SESC Sunspot number: 22.
Sunset 18:58 UTC.

Hi Philip, I understand these are only test transmissions, so they are not programmes as such, so we have to accept what we are given! At least the audio quality is very good.
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Old 29-08-2017, 22:00   #192
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Radio Kuwait 15540 kHz Reception near Atlanta, Georgia, USA

This afternoon's reception report - 0.27% audio decoded, max SNR 12.70 dB.

A low received signal strength during most of the transmission of about 30 dBuV (which is an 8 on an S-meter).

A local ham uses an Elad receiver (which has built in DRM decoding) and his received signal strengths are the same as mine but his Elad's SNR is 2 to 3 dB higher!

I noticed that at the end of the broadcast the Planetary K-index was at 4.
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Old 30-08-2017, 16:50   #193
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29 Aug 2017 : Radio Kuwait on 15540 kHz from Al Kabd

Overall there was 89% decoded audio during the transmission.

15:00-18:00 UTC Planetary K-index 2+. Local K-index 3.
18:00-21:00 UTC Planetary K-index 4+. Local K-index 4.

Planetary A-index: 4. Solar flux: 86. SESC Sunspot number: 17.
Sunset 18:56 UTC.
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Old 30-08-2017, 21:25   #194
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Radio Kuwait 15540 kHz Reception near Atlanta, Georgia, USA

This afternoon's reception report - logging started late at 1824 for the remaining portion of the transmission there was 9.74% audio decoded, max SNR 17.27 dB.

The received signal level peaked at one point to 52.6 dBuV which is S9+20 dB on an S-meter. Otherwise the signal was hovering at about S9.
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Aug 30th, 2017 partial log, i.e. last hour.
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