Tag Archives: Spy Numbers

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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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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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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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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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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