Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor and noted political cartoonist, Carlos Latuff, who shares yet another example of his radio log art, this time for China Radio International. Carlos notes:
China Radio International, 11885 kHz, Xianyang, China.
Ukraine crisis, interview with managing editor of “China Report Magazine”.
UK’s role, US intelligence reports, Germany interests, etc.
Listened in Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 15, 2022, 00h30 (UTC).
Voice of Korea, 9650 kHz, broadcasting in Spanish from Kujang, North Korea.
At the end of the news bulletin, the North Korean government accuses Japan of promoting a policy of aggression and territorial expansionism by sending a combat ship to the Gulf of Aden to fight Somali pirates.
Signal captured in Porto Alegre, 01/28/2022, 19:22, local time.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor and political cartoonist, Carlos Latuff, who shares two shortwave reception illustrations and recordings of The Voice of Korea:
VOK: January 15, 2022
Voice of Korea, 11910 kHz, broadcasting in English from Kujang, North Korea. Final part of the news bulletin, January 14, 2022 saw the launch of another North Korean ballistic missile, this time transported by rail.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor and political cartoonist, Carlos Latuff, who shares the following guest post:
WINNING HEARTS, MINDS AND…SOULS!
Catechizing via shortwave.
by Carlos Latuff, special for The SWLing Post
During the Vietnam War (1955-1975), the expression “hearts and minds” became popular and referred to the US government’s strategy to gain allies among the South Vietnamese against the Vietcong guerrillas. Over the years this strategy has been used in different contexts. What I’m going to talk about in this short article is how the radio waves have served Christian evangelical churches, to win hearts and minds, specially in Africa and Middle East (MENA).
Different from what I did with the Ethiopian clandestine broadcasts, when I spent around 3 months monitoring, with evangelical radios it took only two days in January 2022; quite simple, since they’re stations with regular programming. Most of them have good signal reception, there’s no jamming from other countries and, despite transmitting in different languages, little translation was necessary since the content is always the same: religious preaching.
All listenings happened in Rio de Janeiro. The radio sets used in this monitoring were the XHDATA D-808 and an old analog radio Sanyo RP-8351, made in Brazil in the 70’s. A 7-meter long wire antenna was used in all listenings. Continue reading →