"Short-wave listeners" may receive signals from the North Korean satellite -- but probably not on shortwave.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 Print Send a link
North Korea Tech, 20 Apr 2012, Martyn Williams: "The satellite will broadcast remote data in the UHF band and video in the X-band, the ITU quoted the DPRK’s notification as saying. The UHF band runs from around 300MHz to 3GHz and has several chunks of frequency reserved for satellite use. It’s commonly used by satellites to send data back to earth and is also utilized by the International Space Station and radio amateurs for voice communications. The X-band is a little more exotic. It runs from around 7GHz to 12GHz and is most often used via satellite for military and government communications."