North Korea: Press Release-Update from the P5 Project Leadership Team

Further update about the P5 Project by the Intrepid Dx Group, follow the new Press-release:

news_2_2“P5 Project Team members Paul Ewing-N6PSE and David Flack-AH6HY have just returned from their extensive travels throughout the DPRK. Total distance covered was from Panmunjom at the DMZ in the South to Sonbong in the North, bordering China and Russia. Paul and David are among the first Western travelers to be allowed to enter the DPRK from Namyang and later exiting from Wonjong back into China.

The purpose of the visit was to meet with DPRK Government Representatives in Pyongyang and to survey and assess various potential Dxpedition venues throughout the country. Particular attention was paid to terrain and the availability of reliable power.

We are making further refinements to our proposals for a major Dxpedition. We will continue to communicate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to further refine our proposals. Our goals are to provide a much needed P5 contact to the entire amateur radio community world-wide.

news_2_3We also enjoyed visits to several schools and we enjoyed the conversations that we had with the school children. We also were able to visit various factories throughout the country. Plans for a 2nd visit to the DPRK are already underway.

We are very pleased at this time to announce our partnership with the Chinese Amateur Radio Community and their involvement in the P5 Project. We have invited Fan Bin-BA1RB to join the P5 Project Leadership Team and to represent the Chinese Radio Amateur Community in our project.

Thank you,

The P5 Project Leadership Team



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2 Responses to "North Korea: Press Release-Update from the P5 Project Leadership Team"

  1. IZ4AKS says:

    Here a very interesting blog on a trip to DPRK (P5) using an officially closed for foreigners route –>

  2. Hamza says:

    Actually we only spent about half the time in Pyongyang. The rest of the time was spent in places like Wonsan / Hamhung, a beach rresot out in the middle of nowhere, etc. More of our interaction with locals happened beyond Pyongyang. Not only could we look people in the eye but our guides had no problems with showing us everything. We saw really bad poverty, people picking for grubs to eat out of the soil, and malnourished soldiers. Maybe now the place is a lot more open than before, or we were just lucky. My assumption is that the country is a lot more comfortable with tourists, and they want to promote more open tourism so they can make more revenue. Our guide told me at the end her favorite part of the trip was how we went out of our way to play with children on the street. They helped facilitate that type of stuff versus prevent it.

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