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Russian spies used shortwave numbers stations and satellites inside Germany

Thanks to Andrea Borgnino for sharing this article: (Source: Der Spiegel) A pair of Russian agents was convicted on Tuesday of spying in Germany for more than 20 years. Russian President Vladimir Putin is personally conducting the negotiations for a … Continue reading

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No-Spoiler Review: “The Numbers Station” with John Cusack and Malin Akerman (no spoilers)

The following is a no-spoiler review, as I assume many of you may be waiting for the film to hit the big screen, and I wouldn’t want to reveal any cinematic surprises. We first mentioned The Numbers Station back in … Continue reading

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North Korean numbers station detected; possible submarine instructions?

The website Intellihub.com features an Op Ed piece regarding a recently detected numbers station supposedly originating from North Korea. The station, reported by a ham radio operator, is in single-side band and adjacent to the Voice of Korea. Below is an excerpt from … 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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David Goren’s numbers station installation audio

Two months ago, I posted that David Goren, talented radio producer and shortwave radio artist, created a Numbers Station installation in the Secret Wars exhibition at the Proteus Gowanus gallery in Brooklyn, NY. David has recently published the audio that accompanies … 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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Deutsche Welle: spies received secret messages on their shortwave receiver

If you’ve ever been curious who listens to and acts upon the coded messages we hear in numbers stations (a.k.a. spy numbers stations), follow this German-based couple who are being accused of spying on NATO and and the EU: (Source: … Continue reading

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