KBS World’s latest QSL card honors the 2018 Inter-Korean summit

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF) who writes:

[Here’s a] picture of the new QSL Card from KBS World Radio dedicated to the Inter-Korean Summit that took place last April 27th.

Whoever sends a reception report to KBS will be answered with this QSL Card.

Thank you, David! You’d better believe I’ll snag one of these QSL cards. Certainly a keeper!

4 thoughts on “KBS World’s latest QSL card honors the 2018 Inter-Korean summit

  1. DanH

    Reception of the English language service of KBS with a real shortwave radio and antenna will not be easy even here in Northern California. I heard KBS well as late as last October but a search for it this morning from 13:00 – 17:00 UTC came up empty-handed. Some improvement in skywave propagation will be required. This may happen tomorrow. Lol, in the SWL world there is always tomorrow.

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  2. Price Kagey

    I had a poor to moderate reception of VOK at 15180 KHz on 5/16/18 at 0400 UMT (2100 Hrs local, San Diego, CA). The IS and “Voice of Korea” were both weak (S3+), but clear. QRN, signal strength variations, and slight flutter made clean and continuous copy of the news tough. I was using a W6LVP loop antenna and an SDRPlay RSP2-Pro RCVR. I noted a much lower signal level, possible parallel transmission at 15105 KHz. “Possible” because the signal variations were in synch, and although vice was unintelligible the musical selections matched. In retrospect I should have checked for an image at 16,255 KHz. My loop is fitted with both AM and FM band (W6LVP installed) blocking filters, and the loop base is about 5 feet above the ground.

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    1. Mark Fahey

      Hey Price – Thanks for you report about your reception of VOK (The Voice of Korea) on 15180 kHz – I hope you find a better signal or perhaps you could use a remote receiver like one of the many KiwiSDRs in Japan.

      Also just point this out (I guess you know this already – but just saying in case others don’t) – The QSL above is being issued by KBS World Radio which is South Korea’s international service. VOK (The Voice of Korea) on 15180 kHz is from North Korea – reporting that station enable you to grab this special QSL card.

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      1. Mark Fahey

        My gosh – so many typos….
        Please read my message above as:

        Also just to point this out (I guess you know this already – but just saying in case others don’t) – The QSL above is being issued by KBS World Radio which is South Korea’s international service. VOK (The Voice of Korea) on 15180 kHz is from North Korea – reporting that station won’t enable you to grab this special QSL card.

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