Tag Archives: Numbers Stations

Cold War Echo: RT investigates UVB-76

(Source: Russia Today via YouTube) “From a lonely rusted tower in a forest north of Moscow, a mysterious shortwave radio station transmitted day and night. For at least the decade leading up to 1992, it broadcast almost nothing but beeps; … Continue reading

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Numbers station presentation by Peter Staal

Many thanks to Jonathan Marks who discovered the following video–a lecture by Peter Staal at TU Delft–on the topic of numbers stations: Note that they attempt to sort out a technical problem in the first three minutes of the lecture. Check … Continue reading

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Numbers Stations in the news

There have been a lot of numbers in the news lately. Earlier this week, David Goren’s numbers station radio documentary was featured on the ABC Radio National show, Sounds Like Radio. Click here to listen. This morning, I also noticed this excellent BBC News Magazine piece … 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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David Goren’s numbers station piece featured on 99% Invisible

We’ve mentioned “Shortwaveologist” David Goren on the SWLing Post multiple times. David is a talented radio producer who also happens to be a life-long avid shortwave radio listener. One of David’s productions, Atencion! Seis Siete Tres Siete Cero: The Mystery of … Continue reading

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Reuters: “Beethoven and numbers on Korean shortwave”

Numbers stations get some spotlight in the wake of Jang Song Thaek’s removal from power: (Source: Reuters) Dec 9 (Reuters) – As a scratchy rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No 8 fades into a sea of shortwave radio static, a … 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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