URE, Unión Radioaficionados Españoles, has published a statement questioning the authenticity of the P5/3Z9DX operation
STATEMENT Mr. Dominik Tomasz Grzyb, a polish national, radio amateur operator with identification 3Z9DX, has been recently claiming to the radio amateur community and media-related sites that he has been officially authorized to operate from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Example of claims and pictures: http://dxnews.com/p5-3z9dx-dprk/ I have been requested by several radio amateur members in Europe to verify if such claim was true.
Following the request, our Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries have initiated an investigation involving all ministries involved and required for being allowed to operate radio inside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The investigation regarding Mr. Dominik Tomasz Grzyb was concluded today as follows:
1- He has never requested, formally or un-informally, any authorization to the Ministry of Communications of the DPR of Korea or any other relevant Ministry to operate radio communications inside the country.
2- He has never received authorization of any kind to operate radio communications inside DPRK territory
3- He visited the DPR of Korea as a normal polish tourist and stayed in Koryo Hotel from December 17th until December 19th 2015.
4- He never brought with himself any radio equipment inside or outside the DPR of Korea.
5- He introduced himself to his DPRK tourist interpreter, Ms. Ri Song Hwa, that he is working as a coach for the Polish Olympic Rowing team.
6- He left Koryo hotel on December 19th and took the train to leave the country at 10:40 a.m. on the same morning. Meaning he crossed the DPRK border with China in the evening (around 19 o’clock) of December 19th. This means it is not possible that he could transmit from DPRK territory on 20th or 21st December 2015, even if the equipment was brought as a diplomatic pouch and he transmitted illegally and without permission. Signed: Alejandro Cao de Benos Special Delegate for the Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries Government of the DPR of Korea The authenticity of this information can be verified in: email@example.com Or any Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
— Alejandro Cao (@DPRK_CAODEBENOS) January 13, 2016