Tag Archives: HM01

Numbers Stations: A bad day to be a Cuban spy

While band scanning last Sunday (September 8, 2014) I stumbled upon the Cuban numbers station HM01 on 11,530 kHz at 17:30 UTC. It’s always intriguing to hear shortwave numbers stations, but I prefer those that stick to pure vocal number strings; … Continue reading

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Miami Herald: Cuban spies and shortwave numbers

I should note that we have several recordings and frequencies for the numbers station HM01, which is mentioned in this article. Very happy to see that they interviewed Chris Smolinski: (Source: Miami Herald) Even if you’re not a Cuban spy, you … Continue reading

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Cuban Numbers Station HM01: serving up a little confusion

On occasion, I hear the Cuban numbers station HM01 on 5,855 kHz on weekday mornings. It seems that many of the mornings as I listen, I hear HM01 making mistakes or at least experiencing “technical difficulties” (click here for a … Continue reading

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Rijmenants’ paper sheds light on Cuban numbers stations

I’m always amazed by the remarkable talents and extraordinary knowledge of SWLing Post readers. Dirk Rijmenants recently commented on one of our Cuban spy numbers station postings: [T]hanks for your work on this fascinating blog. I have additional information on how … Continue reading

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Even numbers stations make mistakes

On February 5th, 2013, the Cuban numbers station widely known as HM01 struggled to maintain its composure following an awkward studio error. In this particular case, I started recording a few seconds prior to the carrier, at which point you’ll … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Listen to Cuban Spy Numbers Station HM01

Numbers stations have always been a dark oddity that pop up from time-to-time in the course of shortwave radio listening. There is unquestionably an air of mystery and intrigue which surrounds them. With the release of the movie The Numbers Station, … Continue reading

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