Tag Archives: North Korea

Shortwave Radio Recordings: Voice of Korea

Many thanks to Frank, a contributor at the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive, for this recording of the Voice of Korea’s English language service. Frank recorded VOK from his home in Europe on June 10, 2015 on 13760 kHz, starting at … Continue reading

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When held captive, radio provides escape

Many thanks to Any Sennitt who shares a link to this article by Telegraph journalist, Colin Freeman. (Source: The Telegraph via Andy Sennitt) Along with the glaciers of the Arctic and the sand dunes of the Sahara, northern Somalia is one … Continue reading

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BBC plans North Korean news service

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing this news from The Telegraph: “The BBC is planning a new North Korea service to give the totalitarian state’s 25 million people an alternative to Kim Jong-un’s propaganda. In a … Continue reading

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VOA and RFA via homemade radios in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Anil, for sharing this article regarding the importance and inspiration radio provides to many North Koreans. This comes from our favorite North Korea independent news site, NK News. Here’s a quote from the article … Continue reading

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Homemade radios: a voice of hope in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post readers Anil and Monty for sharing this report from CNN International:

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The Voice of Korea and an inspirational story

Many thanks to Frank, a contributor at the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive, for this recording of the Voice of Korea’s English language service. Frank recorded VOK from his home in Europe on March 27, 2014, on 7,570 kHz, starting at … Continue reading

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Could software-defined radios empower citizen journalists in North Korea?

I was recently interviewed and quoted in an article by Ole Jakob Skåtun at NK News. Skåtun is exploring the possibility of using inexpensive SDR dongles as a means for citizen journalists to receive and potentially send information across the North Korean border: … Continue reading

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