You are probably right. This is something china would most likely do. I'd laugh if it was us though. I'm still wondering when Voice Of Russia might return to the air with their English broadcasts out of their east coast.interesting. china? maybe this is a sanction for threatening to test a nuke. lol
Yeah, every song they play sounds like a national anthem. Most of them are in minor keys, and some of them have a distinctly Russian flavor.There was a very strong ROK signal in the 39m band last night, but I'm so sick of the marching music I didn't bother logging it!
They come in quite strong here on 9435 during our early morning hours (13:00-14:00 UTC). Does the jamming signal sound like the whirring of an electric motor that's somehow off balance? That's what I hear, especially in the pauses, but it fails to block their transmissions, at least in my part of the world.For the past week, Voice of Korea has had a jammer over it on 9435 and 11710kHz. I wonder what country is doing it?
Very sorry I missed your post till now (getting old) but the jammer actually sounds like a Mars space ship (think UFO) like you'd hear in the old movies.They come in quite strong here on 9435 during our early morning hours (13:00-14:00 UTC). Does the jamming signal sound like the whirring of an electric motor that's somehow off balance? That's what I hear, especially in the pauses, but it fails to block their transmissions, at least in my part of the world.
Hmmm... Yes, that's probably a better description. And the station's political commentaries sound almost as outdated, too. I'm reminded of the programming on Radio Moscow and Radio Peking back when I was in my teens See, you're not the only one who's getting old; "Peking" has morphed into "Beijing"! :lol:Very sorry I missed your post till now (getting old) but the jammer actually sounds like a Mars space ship (think UFO) like you'd hear in the old movies.
Interesting. Could be true especially regarding the simultaneous fading.Sorry about this late post, but after closer examination, I doubt if the Voice of Korea is being jammed. The sound in the background fades at the same rate as their signal, never blocks the audio, and can be heard on both 9435 and 11710 kHz. To me it sounds like some kind of generator noise, and seems to be coming from their own transmitters. I can also hear it between their hourly transmissions, because their carrier is still on the air during the intervals.
I'm no expert, but maybe they use a dedicated generator at their tranmitter site to provide enough power, and the generator's noise gets into the carrier somehow.
I used to hear something like it in the background of Radio Moscow's broadcasts, but it was closer to a constant hum, and sounded lower in frequency than 60 hz. I thought at the time that Russia's AC power might have been 25 hz. and that RM's equipment didn't have sufficient filtering. At any rate, it was on all their frequencies, so I could always tell by that hum that I was tuned to R. Moscow -- no station ID required.If their power plant is indeed getting into their transmitters and the noise isn't coming from a foreign source, then this isn't considered jamming. Given the state of the North's economy it wouldn't surprise me in the least.
It often seems like some SW stations never monitor their own broadcasts, esp. RHC, which seems to be the sloppiest. A few days ago, in fact, one of their French language news feeds suddenly popped up for a few seconds on a frequency regularly used by a spy numbers station, after which the usual number transmissions started in Spanish. So RHC blew their own cover, positively identifying the transmitters used for the numbers broadcasts. Those transmitters sure get a lot of use, considering that China Radio International also uses them for relaying their broadcasts to North America."Similarly I can always identify R. Havana Cuba by their crappy audio. Even Arnie Coro's broadcasts sound bad; sometimes he sounds like he's yelling into a tin can from across the room."
Yeah, was is it with their audio, there always seems to be an annoying background low frequency hum in their broadcasts.
Yes, I've always detected a Russian influence in that music, especially in the prevalence of minor keys. The songs sound like marches or national anthems, but with the color of Russian folk songs.RE: North Korea's music: I find it very interesting. It's an anachronism of days gone by, the old Soviet style military band stuff.
Are you sure North Korea will turn to capitalism? I've often wondered what the result of reunification would be, i.e. which system of government would prevail, but a lot would depend on the relationship between South Korea and the U.S. That's in the realm of politics; let's not go there. :roll:Listen to it while you can. Within 10 years it will undoubtedly be gone completely. Even if the NK stations are still on the air (which they probably won't be if NK turns to capitalism, and SW dies), they won't be playing the stuff you hear on their stations now.
I somehow overlooked this thread for a while. Some foreign stations come in well via the internet. Others, not so good. I had poor luck with Iran and Turkey.... A bit better luck with a station in Greece, although Voice Of Greece didn't seem to have a stream. Some stations overseas are starting to geo-block, which is a little disturbing.When I want to listen to the traditional music of foreign countries (for which I have a big appetite), I direct my media player to one of the online audio streams. This gives me excellent audio, usually in stereo, with no fading or noise whatsoever. Most of the content is from domestic FM stations in those countries. My player can also record those streams as MP3 files, so I don't have to be online all the time. Recording is tricky, however, because sometimes I have to wait 'til the commercials are finished before I start recording -- a hit or miss proposition when I don't understand the language.