Re: [HCDX]: Possible new transmitter in Malaysia or Singapore
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Re: [HCDX]: Possible new transmitter in Malaysia or Singapore

I originally posted the following. Given what Sonny says, it makes a
great deal of sense that this was a "list" of some sorts, and a random
number reading would sound like that.

Ordinarily I identify Korean as a language that sounds like Japanese but
isn't. If I can't undersatand a word of it, it's Korean. If I can
understand some of it, it's Japanese. Someone reading numbers in Korean
would leave me mystified as it would sound neither Japanese nor Korean
by my normal means of differentiating betweeen the two. Thanks Sonny, as
I said in a later message either Korean or Indonesian/Malaysian is a
high probability during this time of day for me. Being "off frequency"
certainly is not unusual for the North Koreans, Malaysians and
especially Indonesians. Thus, I agree that given all the inputs, N.
Korean random numbers makes the most sense. The language I heard did not
sound like any Maylaysian or Indonesian I ever heard, but, there are
many languages spoken there I thought this might be a new one, so I made
a wild guess and was wrong.

Sonny, I spent about four years with the USAF in Misawa, Japan during
the late 50s and early 60s. Listening conditions there were excellent,
and are even better now that they have a Wullenweber. In those days we
used rhombics. How I would love to hook my receiver to the Wullenweber
for a few days!

Tom Roach

I had posted:

Date: 5 April 1998
RF; 4769.987 kHz
TOI: 1407Z
Believe this signal is Indonesian or Malaysian due to sound of language,
propagation conditions, etc. Female heard in undetermined language. She
seemed to be reading a list and many of the words sounded the same.
Signal strength measured at minus 81 dBm. At 1425Z signal apparently
disappeared suddenly. I can find no likely candidates in WRTVH '98,
Passport '98, or Klingenfuss '98 CD-ROM. Any ideas?

Tom Roach
Grass Valley, California

-----Original Message-----
From: Sonny M. Ashimori <sonny@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Hard-Core-DX <hard-core-dx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: dxw@xxxxxx <dxw@xxxxxx>; dx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, April 13, 1998 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [HCDX]: Possible new transmitter in Malaysia or Singapore

>At 1:22 +0900 4/13/98, Willi Passmann wrote:
>>>Date: 5 April 1998
>>>RF; 4769.987 kHz
>>>TOI: 1407Z
>>A feeder of R. Pyongyang is listed on this frequency with irregular
>>operation, last mentioned in DX-Window 87 in 11/97.
>>Schedule: irr ?-1o24, 12oo-13oo, 14oo-15oo, r 22oo Kor., // 587o
>>This info is taken from the Tropical Band List TBL.
>I didn't know there was a mention of this frequency in DX-Window, but
it is
>NOT a Radio Pyongyang feeder. It is North Korea's random number
>transmission for its spies in South Korea and Japan, //5870 at all
>Random number transmissions are heard irregularly at the above and
>times. The station has no name, but transmissions begin with the same
IS as
>Radio Pyongyang.
>In any case, random numbers in Korean do not sound like normal speech
>any language. It is highly unlikely that Pyongyang was mistaken for
>North Korean random number transmissions are also part of regular
>programing on Pyongyang Broadcasting Station, typically from 1500
>Sonny M. Ashimori   <sonny@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Yaesu FRG-7700 + 40m Dipole   QTH Kobe Japan 43.34N/135.20E
>DXing North Korea
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