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When can we work North Korea?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KB9BVN, Jun 12, 2018.

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  1. WN2C

    WN2C Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe some time during the ongoing negotiations they will bring this up. I can just hear the conversation;
    Trump: Mr. Kim would you please let hams start operations in your country?
    Kim: Who is a Ham?
  2. WN2C

    WN2C Ham Member QRZ Page

    Might be an idea but he would be crying and nobody would be able to understand him.
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  3. KC9YGN

    KC9YGN Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Indeed yes. NK suffered from horrific starvation problems in the recent past and recent reports indicate the situation hasn't improved. AR isn't even going to be on the agenda.

    Even if that situation improves you have to remember this is a totalitarian dictatorship which trusts no one. There is no way the general population is going to have access to un-censored information sources in the foreseeable future.
  4. KC9YGN

    KC9YGN Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    How did he ever get involved with NK to begin with?
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  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page


    Rodman has certainly built up that good will. The 6'7" five-time NBA champ first met with Kim in 2013, after being invited to the communist country, according to The Guardian. The invitation was based on childhood idolization; Kim was a fan of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, when Michael Jordan cleaned up that decade with six championships. Playing right next to Jordan was Rodman, who established himself as one of the best defensive players during that time. But though his basketball skills were strong, it was his loud hair colors, lots of piercings, and wild, off-court activities that kept his media spotlight warm. When Rodman met with Kim, the two apparently got along well, with Rodman saying some nice things afterward about the dictator.

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  6. WQ2H

    WQ2H QRZ Lifetime Member #214 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    My dad is still asking the same question ! (USS Hale, DD-642, South China Sea exercises with the 7th Fleet)

    No air conditioning, cell phones, or satellite TV back then. It was literally a tin can with a lot of big guns.

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  7. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    NK will fall like all other despotic governments, most don't last 100 years. Un likes nice western things, he's met a guy who isn't afraid to challenge him (bullies are usually afraid of other bullies) and they can't maintain the nuclear race. Like the Soviets, China, Uganda, Central America, and Cuba et al, starving and isolation only works for a couple of generations until they begin to crumble. It may not become a democracy in 20 years, but I have no doubts it will be better than now. And P5 will be easier than Mt Athos.
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  8. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    So basically they are just like CNN.
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  9. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    You’re no fun. You’d fall right over.
  10. KE0EYJ

    KE0EYJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I heard a defector say that pretty much everyone has a state-provided AM radio for receive. It is tuned to like 3 channels, only. Of course, people who know how can and do modify them to hear VOA, or simiilar from the Korean side. Getting caught means prison/death camp for pretty much you and possibly your entire family line.

    These days, many have cell phones snuck-in to family members. They can receive a signal if near the border with China. Relatives in china, or the south can pay a chunk of cash to get them one.

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