Tag Archives: spy numbers stations

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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Numbers stations featured in Highbrow Magazine

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, who shares this link to a numbers station piece in Highbrow Magazine; one of the more comprehensive numbers station articles I’ve read in a while. Here’s an excerpt: “Many nights, Spooks turn on … 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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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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