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Author Topic: Korean language station at 242 kHz, 2212z, 5 March 2016  (Read 4337 times)

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Korean language station at 242 kHz, 2212z, 5 March 2016
« on: March 05, 2016, 2317 UTC »
Found this station, audible from 239-243, apparently a news program Korean (I'm not fluent in any Asian language so can't confirm), with occasional English speakers with Australian accents and mention of Koreans in Australian. I listened for nearly an hour, until about 2255z. At one point one of the Korean announcers gave a website but I only caught it because it ended .com.au. So apparently it's an Australian station, however I can't find one single online listing for any Korean stations broadcasting in Australian on the longwave, nor any listings for any LW station broadcasting at this frequency. If anyone knows more about this I'd appreciate the info. Thanks!
« Last Edit: March 07, 2016, 0224 UTC by MDK2 »
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Re: Korean language station at 242 kHz, 2212z
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 0144 UTC »
I would guess a mixing product of radio Australia probably caused by the dipole putting just a bit to much signal into the receiver.
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Re: Korean language station at 242 kHz, 2212z
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 0235 UTC »
I don't think signals were crossing because the transition between languages was seemless, and that web address was given by the Korean announcer, not an English speaker. Later on there was some crossing and eventually I was hearing Spanish (c. 2315z) but I had gone away from the radio for a while and don't know what happened when, or if I had missed a signoff or station ID in the interim.
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Re: Korean language station at 242 kHz, 2212z
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 1953 UTC »
Nothing on 242KHz here in NSW Australia except Parkes NDB on 242KHz which is a seven here 24 hours and 200kms away, Sydney, which has a large Korean community is 127kms west of here and I think I would have heard your station if it was transmitting on 242KHz.

Likewise, on 239KHz I have Wollongong NDB which is 103kms south east of me and a strength six.

At 2212z there would be no propagation between Australia to North America (I presume that is your region?) as it would be 0912hrs local time in the morning here, Grey Line would have gone by 2000z for the NDB band. 

Maybe you have a harmonic?
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Re: Korean language station at 242 kHz, 2212z
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 0216 UTC »
That definitely occurred to me. Just a couple of evenings before I found some jazz broadcast (I think at or around 180 kHz) which ended up being a local AM (MW) station, KGNU, which transmits at 1390 kHz and also at 88.5 MHz FM. But it's strange that this broadcast seemed to be so oriented toward a Korean audience based in Australia. I'm certain we have no station broadcasting anything like that locally. (You're correct, I'm in the USA.)

One possibility I found from looking around is that it's SBS (sbs.com.au). It appears their radio broadcasts are mostly digital, though.

If I ever hear this again I'll be sure to take a video and upload it. I guess it will remain a mystery until then.
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Re: Korean language station at 242 kHz, 2212z, 5 March 2016
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2016, 0830 UTC »
There is a possibility they are streaming a programme off the internet from one of the Korean community radio stations in Australia, or are replaying a recording received from Australia?  Otherwise, I would be looking at harmonics etc... ???
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