Tag Archives: North Korea

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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BBC World Service ‘can make a difference’ in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ulis, for the tip: (Source: The Independent) One of the world’s experts on North Korea has called on the BBC to “be part of the solution” in fighting human rights abuses under Kim Jong-un’s … Continue reading

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Reuters: “Beethoven and numbers on Korean shortwave”

Numbers stations get some spotlight in the wake of Jang Song Thaek’s removal from power: (Source: Reuters) Dec 9 (Reuters) – As a scratchy rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No 8 fades into a sea of shortwave radio static, a … Continue reading

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Shortwave radio: the secret item found in many North Korean homes

I’m not surprised to find that North Korean families hide shortwave radios. After all, if it’s well hidden, and listened to privately, there is no way the government can monitor what is heard on shortwave, nor trace it back to the … Continue reading

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