KOREA SOUTH. Observations on Jan 5 (Wednesday):
Voice of Freedom, on 5920 (next day noted they moved up to 6045 - see log below)
1157 UT - Closing SA for "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowledge is power).
1200 - Single tone; "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida." (In English - Voice of Freedom
has announced 9pm); singing station jingle - "jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" (Voice of Truth,
Voice of Hope, Voice of Freedom broadcast); "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza). My audio is at https://bit.ly/3pVipRL .
1210 - Program "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory). My audio is at https://bit.ly/3n0RLFa .
1215 - Program "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glass). My audio is
at https://bit.ly/3qROs4q .
1340 - With the 20 minutes program "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party),
with the theme music by South Korean electronic group Idiotape - "Melodie" ("6 synthesizers and 1 drummer formed
an electronic band Idiotape to play synth playing rock music" -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emoadwiK4TM&feature=youtu.be ). My audio is at http://bit.ly/3eTiejC .
Observations on Jan 6 (Thursday):
Echo of Hope - VOH, 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, early reception at 0724 UT; start of the weekday
audio feed from a TV program called "Wang cho bo yeong-eo" (translated into English - Beginner's English); intro &
exit theme song is the "Party Will Come Alive" by Wizardz Of Oz (with Ruben Martinez); the usual intro with announcer
saying "English trainer" and gives his name ("Mayu"), then the woman announcer says her name ("Mini"), then they both
say in English, "Good morning everybody." "I am starving. I am hungry. Do you want to go to a convenience store?";
as it was so early, reception was rather weak.
Voice of Freedom, noted starting at *0753 UT [*1653 JST]; first day back on alternate frequency of 6045 (ex 5920),
heard along with N. Korea super jamming currently operating here. A very poor frequency assignment!
Thanks again to Amano (Japan) for his wonderful ongoing guidance with the VOF details and program names!
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1; external antenna of 30m long wire