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Clandestine Stations / Korea
« on: Today at 02:07 »
KOREA SOUTH. Monday (Nov 29) observations:

Echo of Hope - VOH - This week on 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100; at 0851 UT; weekday EBS (Educational Broadcasting
System) produced English news and Korean. N. Korea jamming is getting smarter, as at 0810, the jamming was on ex 4880, but by
0851, jamming had already moved up to block VOH on 4885. They have learned that Monday is when VOH changes frequencies!

Voice of the People, this week unable to confirm; only some frequencies seemed to have a carrier, but no audio detected. Will have to
wait and see what happens during the week. Nov 30, only able to make out audio on 6520 at 1115 UT, while other frequencies seemed
to just have a carrier; 3480 continues to be off the air.

Voice of Freedom (6045). Continues to be free of the former super jamming from N. Korea; at 0900 UT with the usual format (single time
tone; station jingle "jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" [Voice of truth, Voice of hope, Voice of Freedom Broadcast], "Jayu-e
solibangsong-eseo ohu 6 [yeoseos] sileul allyeodeulibnida" ["Voice of Freedom announces 6pm"], "Bodo gwangjang" [News Plaza]).

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Shortwave Broadcast / Re: Sound of Hope 6865 AM 2230 UTC 29 NOV 2021
« on: November 29, 2021, 2322 UTC »
Please see "Sound of Hope (or Jammer)? 6865 AM 1230 UTC 22 NOV 2021," postings under "Clandestine Stations."

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Nov 23 - Sound of Hope (Taiwan), on 6865.07 kHz. (SOH is often found slightly off frequency, unlike CNR1 jamming
which is always on exact frequency), at 0806 UT, with the news in Chinese; very weak reception; SOH // 6214.96 //
6230 // 6280 kHz. Checked later and heard 6865.00 kHz., with *0917, start of very strong CNR1 program jamming,
which was // 6175 kHz.

To determine if you are hearing SOH or CNR1 jamming, please check for a non-jamming CNR1 frequency (I normally
like to check 6125 or 6175, to find if it is CNR1 programming) to find if they are parallel. The other positive way to
confirm which it is, please check at top-of-the-hour. CNR1 always has time pips, while SOH never has time pips.
Signal strength is also important. SOH is normally weak, unlike the much stronger CNR1 signal.

If you are fortunate enough to catch the ToH SOH ID, it is "Xiwang zhi sheng guoji guangbo diantai" (Sound of Hope
international broadcast station), given twice (once by OM and once by YL), then into the news. My audio of a typical
ToH SOH ID format is posted at http://bit.ly/3l6V2kn .

Hope this helps. Ron

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Nov 20 - Yesterday's VOP reception on 9100 kHz., seems to have been a one-day-only anomaly. Today heard
*0900, and // to all the other Echo of Hope - VOH frequencies, so back to normal with VOH having six active frequencies.

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Thanks for checking! Ron

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Had a nice surprise today (Nov 19) by receiving the following reply to my report sent to Sae Nala Bangsong (New Country Broadcasting)
at social@sonsndaughters.co .

"Dear Mr. Ron Howard,

It is such a pleasant surprise to receive your encouraging and thoughtful e-mail. We have only just begun this media venture and are greatly
encouraged by your email.

May I ask how it is that you came across our program, our contact information, and if you are able to understand the Korean language?

To briefly share a little bit more about the broadcast program, Sae Nala Bangsong is a radio broadcast produced by Sons & Daughters Co.
in hopes to touch the lives of North Koreans and offer hope.

We are a small media startup made up of young adults. We have big dreams and visions to create impactful media content for our generation.
Among other things we are currently putting in our time and effort into producing these radio program and creating YouTube content regarding
North Korea. You may also find out more about us via our YouTube channel where you can find our company introduction video which is in
English. < https://youtu.be/13kzzSo4Ojg >.

We are in the pre-production stages of more content related to North Korea and if you feel led to share our program and our company with easy
to share links I have provided links below for your convenience. You may also be interested in our short film that was made for the promotion of
our radio program. We have created this film in hopes to raise support for our media projects regarding North Korea.

I want to thank you again for taking your time to listen to our program and reaching out to us with such encouraging news. We greatly appreciate
your interest and well wishes.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach us through this email address.

Sincerely,
Sons & Daughters Co.

Hear Me in The Wind | Short Film
https://youtu.be/VKFL7tGs7I0

새나라방송 | Sae Nala Bangsong Sample programs
Monday program | http://gladdesert.sonsndaughters.co/monday
Wednesday program | http://gladdesert.sonsndaughters.co/wednesday
Friday program | http://gladdesert.sonsndaughters.co/friday "

? Does this now mean they are on the air on Mon-Wed-Fri and no longer Tue-Thu-Sun? Ron

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Recently Echo of Hope - VOH had not been heard on their regular alternating weekly frequencies of 9095-9100-9105. But
today (Nov 19) for the first time I was instead hearing the programming of the Voice of the People on 9100 kHz. (ex: 3480),
at 1002 UT, with a good signal (no N. Korea jamming).  VOP: 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600 // 9100 kHz. So they are
back to their full six frequencies.

VOP - Bodo (News) - 1002-1019 UT - My audio is at http://bit.ly/3x4DNGf .
Gohyang-e on pyeonji (A letter from home) - 1019 UT - My audio is at http://bit.ly/3FBzaql .

Whereas, Echo of Hope - VOH, was heard on 3990 // 4885 // 6000 (back on the air today) // 6250 // 6355 kHz., at 1030 UT.
Is there a sixth frequency hiding someplace?

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1; external antenna of 100 ft. long wire

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Shortwave Broadcast / Re: UNID 6355 AM 2200 UTC 16 Nov 2021
« on: November 18, 2021, 1142 UTC »
Posted under Clandestine Stations:

KOREA SOUTH. Monday (Nov 15) observations:

Echo of Hope - VOH, this week again with two frequencies silent (alternate 5990-5995-6000 & 9095-9100-9105); while 3990 // 4885 (killing Brazil
reception) // 6250 // 6355 were all on the air and not jammed on their new alternate frequencies today at 0920 UT, but the next day (Nov 16) all were
jammed by N. Korea; so Brazil (4885), was doubly killed!

Voice of the People, this week the same three frequencies were silent today - 3930, 3480 & 4450; while 3910 // 6520 // 6600 all active today, at 0925 UT.
Interesting to note Nov 16, that 3930 & 4450, were briefly heard again for a short time about 1043, but didn't stay on for long.

Voice of Freedom (6045). Am happy to report that the N. Korean pulsating jamming (formerly 0700-1100 UT) is now totally silent, leaving very good
reception here; Nov 14, at 0900 UT - time tone; station jingle "jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" (Voice of truth, Voice of hope, Voice
of Freedom Broadcast), "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo ohu 6 (yeoseos) sileul allyeodeulibnida" ("Voice of Freedom announces 6pm"), "Bodo gwangjang"
(News Plaza); after 0923, QRM from OTH radar.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1; external antenna of 100 ft. long wire

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Clandestine Stations / Korea
« on: November 18, 2021, 0310 UTC »
KOREA SOUTH. Monday (Nov 15) observations:

Echo of Hope - VOH, this week again with two frequencies silent (alternate 5990-5995-6000 & 9095-9100-9105); while 3990 // 4885 (killing Brazil
reception) // 6250 // 6355 were all on the air and not jammed on their new alternate frequencies today at 0920 UT, but the next day (Nov 16) all were
jammed by N. Korea; so Brazil (4885), was doubly killed!

Voice of the People, this week the same three frequencies were silent today - 3930, 3480 & 4450; while 3910 // 6520 // 6600 all active today, at 0925 UT.
Interesting to note Nov 16, that 3930 & 4450, were briefly heard again for a short time about 1043, but didn't stay on for long.

Voice of Freedom (6045). Am happy to report that the N. Korean pulsating jamming (formerly 0700-1100 UT) is now totally silent, leaving very good
reception here; Nov 14, at 0900 UT - time tone; station jingle "jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" (Voice of truth, Voice of hope, Voice
of Freedom Broadcast), "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo ohu 6 (yeoseos) sileul allyeodeulibnida" ("Voice of Freedom announces 6pm"), "Bodo gwangjang"
(News Plaza); after 0923, QRM from OTH radar.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1; external antenna of 100 ft. long wire

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Shortwave Broadcast / Re: UNID 9440 AM 1520 UTC 17 Nov 2021
« on: November 17, 2021, 1748 UTC »
Radio Cairo on 9440 kHz., but reported with their usual poor audio.

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Shortwave Broadcast / Re: 15030?
« on: November 17, 2021, 1336 UTC »
Per Aoki database:

15030    0400-0500    IND ALL INDIA RADIO   Nep Bengaluru   1-7 
15030    0500-0600    IND ALL INDIA RADIO   Ara Bengaluru   1-7 
15030    0800-0830    IND ALL INDIA RADIO   Per Bengaluru    1-7 
15030    1215-1315    IND ALL INDIA RADIO   Swa Bengaluru   1-7

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Nov 11 observations:

KOREA SOUTH. Continuing with new developments:

Echo of Hope - VOH, again with two frequencies silent (5995 & 9105); while 3985 // 4890 // 6255 // 6350
were all on the air; at 1227 UT with pop Korean song (PSY - "Gangnam Style"); 1243, start of news program
in English and Korean.

Voice of the People, also with new developments; frequencies silent today - 3930, 3480 & 4450; while
3910 // 6520 // 6600 all active today.

Voice of Freedom (6045), at 1300 UT, with program "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea); gave
English title of a Korean song ("Life Goes On" by BTS - Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5q5mZbe3V8 );
good reception.  

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Nov 9 (Tuesday) - As expected, the super jamming (ex: 4885) from N. Korea has followed with Echo of Hope - VOH up to 4890
today. Noted VOH at 1138 UT, with fairly strong jamming QRM; VOH with the usual weekday English language lesson; audio
feed from a TV program.

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Thanks to a timely tip from Amano (Japan), I found at 1010 UT, on Nov 8, that N. Korea's super white noise jamming is now
on 4885, totally blocking Brazil.
Probably only a temporary situation, as Echo of Hope - VOH is on 4890 for this week and the
jamming should eventually move up to that frequency. Time will tell as to what develops here.

It was on back on Sept 27, that I noted N. Korea had stopped broadcasting their super white noise jamming in the 49m band
(weekly alternating from 5990-5995-6000, as well as 6015 and also 6045). Had to wonder what was happening? Why the
sudden change and what were they going to do in the future? Now we know they plan to jam Echo of Hope - VOH, as they
alternate weekly between 4880-4885-4890. During the years that I have monitored VOH, had never heard 4880-4885-4890
jammed before by NK; yes, blocked at times by OTH radar QRM, but not jammed.

Nov 8 (Monday), Echo of Hope - VOH frequencies for this week: 3985 (CNR2 QRM) // 4890 (clear of the 4885 jamming,
but probably only a matter of time before the jamming moves up to 4890) // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105, at 0946 UT, with
pop song (Chicago - "Hard To Say I'm Sorry").

VOP, at 0950 UT on 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600; while 3480 remains silent.

Voice of Freedom, at 0956, on 6045; almost fair with moderate NK pulsating jamming (not super white noise jamming).

KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, at 0955, on 6015; fair with weak NK pulsating jamming (not super white noise jamming) underneath.

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Shortwave Broadcast / WRNO 7505 AM 1253 UTC 7 Nov 2021
« on: November 07, 2021, 1425 UTC »

WRNO (7505) 1253 UT, Nov 7; Chinese language program ("Praise for Today"); 1300, Chinese WRNO ID and program ID;
1305, WRNO ID in English; brief preaching in English; into religious songs. Continuing with their new extended schedule.

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