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North Korea's satellite info
cut-and-paste from KCNA:

"The satellite is going round the earth along its elliptic orbit at the angle of inclination of 40.6 degrees at 490 km perigee and 1,426 km apogee. Its cycle is 104 minutes and 12 seconds.

"Mounted on the satellite are necessary measuring devices and communications apparatuses.

"The satellite is going round on its routine orbit.

"It is sending to the earth the melodies of the immortal revolutionary paeans "Song of General
Kim Il Sung" and "Song of General Kim Jong Il" and measured information at 470 MHz. By the use of the satellite the relay communications is now underway by UHF frequency band."

The US claims the launch failed, but if you can get 470 MHZ on your radio, you may be able to check the DPRK's claim of success. If the Pentagon is lying about this they should be called out--and vice versa; the nuke scare has been quite overblown. Just listen for hokey martial tunes!

it could go either way 06.Apr.2009 14:09


This happened last time they launched a satellite also.

I have a shortwave radio with a so-so antenna. I'll give it a shot tonight anyway.

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