BBC World Service reporting on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022


The recordings below were made on September 8, 2022 at 1928 UTC on 7445 kHz, and at 1959 UTC on 12095 kHz, using GPD MicroPC, AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter 2, Wellbrook UMB130 balun and a 2x6m dipole. Demodulation and additional signal audio enhancement was performed in SDR#.


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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2339 on Shortwave Gold

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Tuesday, September 06, 2022

 


From the Amateur Radio Newsline website:
Amateur Radio Newsline™ is a free service to the amateur radio community.  We produce a weekly audio news bulletin called a “QST” or “bulletin of interest to radio amateurs” that is delivered by a downloadable MP3 audio file from our website or through a podcast subscription.  Operations are supported primarily by voluntary donations from individual amateurs and amateur radio clubs.
Below is a recording of their audio bulletin for August 26th, 2022, broadcast on Shortwave Gold on August 30, 2022 at 1703 UTC:


I extracted this recording from an outdoor spectrum capture I made using GPD Win, AirSpy HF+ Discovery, Wellbrook UMB130 balun and a 2x6m dipole.

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North Korea officially announces its first COVID-19 outbreak

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

 


Quoting The Diplomat:
For the first time, North Korea has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case within the country. The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported on May 12 that a “specimen from persons with fever” in Pyongyang had come back positive for the Omicron BA.2 variant, a particularly contagious strain of the virus. The phrasing of the announcement makes it unclear how many people are infected. KCNA called the development a “most serious emergency case of the state.”
By complete chance, I found this very announcement in the Voice of Korea's English language transmission that I managed to record during one of my regular outdoor spectrum capture outings:


I made this spectrum capture on May 12, 2022 using GPD MicroPC, AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter 2, Wellbrook UMB130 balun and a 2x6m dipole.

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The Voice of Korea reporting on the launch of the Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

 


For the past four weeks I have been regularly archiving the shortwave coverage of the war between Russia and Ukraine, and my posts summarising these recordings will appear on this blog shortly. Meanwhile, below is a recording of the DPRK's Voice of Korea announcing the launch of the of the Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile:



I extracted this recording from an outdoor spectrum capture I made on March 25, 2022 using GPD MicroPC, AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter 2, Wellbrook UMB130 balun and a 2x6m dipole.

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