Recent Logs and Japanese abductees.

It’s always nice to have some time off from the day job, and at the moment, due to my partners work schedule, having a holiday away from home is not possible. So I make the most of these times, along with catching up with garden/house chores, of getting some listening in. It means I get to listen to stations that I would not normally hear during my usual listening times in the evenings. Today was a case in point. Doing as I usually do when starting a listening session, I started at the higher bands, 19m, and worked my way down. Conditions just lately haven’t been exactly hot, so a number of stations on 19m which are usually a good signal have been quite noisy. So I slowly worked my way down to 31m. Now, conditions have to be very poor for 31m not to give something and today was no different. On 9560, I picked up Furusato no Kaze, a Japanese government station from Taiwan. I also logged Nippon no Kaze on 9975 after 15:00 UTC. The first transmission, from Taiwan, was in Japanese, the second, from Palau, in Korean. I have found out that both these stations are set up to transmit information for Japanese nationals who have been abducted by N Korea. I can’t quite work out from the website: http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/index.html, which particular nationals have been abducted, whether Japanese government agents or ordinary people. And of course, the transmissions would presuppose that the abductee’s have access to a radio. This, of course, will be extremely difficult in N Korea. But it certainly put an interesting twist on this afternoons listening.

The following logs also include some logs from yesterday (13/06/2016) including R Japans Burmese output from Singapore.

11740 Khz Singapore R Japan 14:43 UTC Burmese. Music and chat SINPO: 22222 2016-06-13

9310 Khz Thailand VOA Deewa Radio 16:49 UTC Pashto. ID at 16:50. OM & YL announcers with schedules SINPO: 33333 2016-06-13

9390 Khz Thailand RFE 16:51 UTC Uzbeck. Discussion about Manhattan and New York SINPO: 43333 2016-06-13

9410 Khz Oman BBCWS 16:54 UTC English. Discussion about the Florida bombings. SINPO: 43333 2016-06-13

12075 Khz UNID UNID 13:35 UTC Mention of Bangladesh a number of times. Went to dead air at 14:00 with no ID SINPO: 32233 2016-06-14

15245 Khz North Korea V O Korea 14:01 UTC English. Music plus usual propaganda SINPO: 33333 2016-06-14

9345 Khz Phillipines FEBC 14:48 UTC Mandarin. OM with chat and music. SINPO: 33333 2016-06-14

9560 Khz Taiwan Furusato no Kaze 14:54 UTC Japanese. YL announcer. SINPO: 32233 2016-06-14

9975 Khz Palau Nippon no Kaze 15:09 UTC Korean. YL announcer SINPO: 22222 2016-06-14

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2 thoughts on “Recent Logs and Japanese abductees.

  1. Bonsai

    Interesting. There were several Japanese abducted off the coast around Niigata in the early seventies. It seems to me that that it was by submarine. A few have been returned in more recent years.

    Reply
    1. cendoubleu Post author

      Interesting info Bonsai and thanks for that. It was a whole new part of history that I wasn’t aware of and the short wave bands brought it to me! Thanks for reading my blog
      Kind regards
      Charlie

      Reply

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