Radio Romania International – 15340 kHz

Next in my log on Monday evening (18th October 2021) was Radio Romania International on 15340 kHz on the 19m shortwave band.

I tuned in at 1332 UTC. They were broadcasting in the Romanian language.

Above:- World globe showing the location of Romania. Image c/o Wikipedia.

Radio România Internaţional is owned by the Romanian public radio broadcaster Societatea Română de Radiodifuziune. Prior to 1989, the station was known as Radio Bucharest.

The first experimental broadcast by Romania for listeners abroad was in 1927. They consisted of music programs. The first official broadcast in Romanian was broadcast on the 1st day of November 1928 on a 400-watt transmitter in the 401/6 metre band. The first formal broadcasts in foreign languages of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation were during the early 1930s.

More information can be found on the Radio Romania International website at…..

Radio Romania’s signal was coming in nicely with a good signal and no interference from adjacent stations.


Below is a short video of my reception of Radio Romania International as heard on the Yaesu FTdx101MP and the dipole.


  1. Radio Romania, 2021, <>, viewed 27th October 2021
  2. Wikipedia, 2021, <>, viewed 27th October 2021.

National Unity Radio – 9475 kHz

I then tuned into National Unity Radio on 9475 kHz on the 31m shortwave band. They were broadcasting in the Korean language.

National Unity Radio is produced by Unification Media Group, which is based in Seoul in South Korea. The station purports to be a non-governmental organization (NGO), however, it is believed this group is in fact in funded by U.S. Congress.

The Unification Media Group website states:-

Unification Media Group (UMG) is a news and entertainment production organization focused on North Korea.
Through video, radio, and online news, UMG brings the latest developments from North Korea to South Korean
and international audiences in addition to North Koreans themselves.
UMG is helping to increase global awareness of North Korean issues and is arming the people of North Korea with the freedom of information.”

There are also a number of NGOs broadcasting to North Korea. Among them is National Unity Radio who uses shortwave transmitters in Tajikistan.

Above:- Map showing South & North Korea. Map c/o Google maps

I was receiving National Unity Radio relatively well. Their signal strength was fair, but there was moderate interference from NHK in Japan on 9470 kHz who were broadcasting in the Japanese language and CNR in Chinese on 9480 kHz.  There also appeared to be a jamming signal on the frequency, possibly from North Korea.  


Below is a short video of my reception of National Unity Radio.


  1. DK8OK, 2021, <>, viewed 18th October 2021
  2. Radio World, 2021, <>, viewed 18th October 2021
  3. Unification Media Group, 2021, <>, viewed 26th October 2021