Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adi, who writes:
I just finished watching “Spycraft” on Netfilx. It’s 8X30min parts documentary.
The last part is “Recruiting the best spy“.
I first spotted this lovely 880 Eddystone receiver but coming into the ~20 min was the story of the ICF-2010 and how an American spy for Cuba used it to receive the “numbered” code massages.
Later on there is nice illustration how the code was used.
There are few other radios pop here and there on this documentary as you can expect from the Spy Craft .
Thank you so much, Adi! Some years ago, I actually read the book upon which I believe this series was based. Many thanks for the tip!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Zack Schindler, who writes:
I have been watching a series on the Science Channel called Spycraft. It is about the “business” and history of modern spycraft and is quite interesting.
The most recent episode (3/8/2022) was called “the Perfect Recruit” and was about spies inside US agencies. One case was about Ana Belén Montes who worked for the DIA and was spying for Cuba. In the story they showed that she used a Sony 2010. Per the article below she was listening to a Cuban Numbers Station on 7887 kHz. A number of other cases are mentioned in there too that involved a Sony 2001 or 2010.
Thanks for sharing this, Zack! I do believe I remember the Sony being mentioned back when Ana Montes was arrested. Fascinating stuff!
These days, I bet spies would turn to the super compact and durable Belka series receivers!