Echo of Hope, SOUTH KOREA – 4890 kHz

On Sunday evening (17th October 2021) I did a little more broadcast shortwave receiving. First in the log was Echo of Hope in SOUTH KOREA broadcasting on 4890 kHZ in the 60m band.

Echo of Hope is operated by South Korea’s National Intelligence Service. It is purported to be run by the General Union of Overseas Compatriots, North Koreans who have escaped from the DPRK.

They broadcast news and information daily to North Korea. Often these broadcasts are jammed by North Korea. The station was established in June 1973 and was previously known as the Voice of Reunification. It transmits from Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

Above:- Map showing the broadcast location of Echo of Hope. Map c/o google maps

I was receiving Echo of Hope well. The signal strength was strong, with slight interference from adjacent stations on the band. There was slight fading of the signal. There were static crashes on the band from local storms in Australia.


Below is a short video of my reception of Echo of Hope.


  1. buzzingbastard, 2021, <>, viewed 23rd October 2021
  2. North Korea Tech, 2021, <>, viewed 23rd October 2021
  3. <>, 2021, viewed 23rd October 2021

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