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Spy Numbers / Archive GO3 Remarkable recording 1990
« on: February 18, 2022, 2201 UTC »
Stumbled across this. The East German GO 3 station ( chimes).
The first 3 examples of recordings are regular. The final transmission was after the Berlin Wall fell.
In the transcript is an explanation.
In order to not spoil the element of surprise, I'll leave it at that.


Spy Numbers / Real spies talking about number stations
« on: February 07, 2022, 2056 UTC »
In this podcast, former KGB agent Jack Barsky talks briefly about cummunication via shortwave radio. The decoding was appearantly quite tedious (I thought it would be easier) and he didn't like it very much.
Mr Barsky has also a Youtube channel.

On the podcast (which starts a bit slow) the radio use is mentioned 30 minutes in (for abour 3 minutes) .


Do any of you have examples of insiders talking about number stations?

Perhaps it would be nice if we share the links here.

Utility / The Buzzer has a new sound
« on: January 10, 2022, 1850 UTC »
Since January 4. Perhaps just temporary.
Video of the transition.


Utility / The Buzzer being trolled
« on: October 09, 2020, 1124 UTC »
Not my recording, but quite funny especially with Rick Ashley at the end.


Utility / The Pip interference ?
« on: September 30, 2020, 1328 UTC »
Something unusual with the Pip this morning. Someone saying numbers while the pip continues. Perhaps an amateur or pirate on the same frequency?


Utility / Lots of activity from the Buzzer on July 8
« on: July 08, 2020, 2037 UTC »
Today there were many messages, several per hour every hour. Unfortunately the messages themself weren't very clear, but the buzzing sound was. Could there something been wrong with the equipment and they were trying to fix it. But then again, I have little knowledge of radio technology, so maybe one thing doesn't have anything to do with the other.

It's more likely that it was just an exercise. Perhaps as an reaction to a NATO exercise in June in the area.

Quote of article below:


"Just weeks after NATO conducted military exercises in the Barents Sea, and now has forced Norway’s northern city of Tromsř to receive nuclear-powered submarines, Russia is responding with major exercises of its own. Russian officials are calling the NATO exercises off Norway a “provocation,” while the Norwegians say they haven’t been officially informed about them."

Maybe a nice oppertunity to catch messages from stations that not so often send out messages.

Spy Numbers / Recording Buzzer + chatting operator?
« on: December 11, 2019, 1459 UTC »
Made a recording of the buzzer this morning. I started recording because of chatter while it was still buzzing. Then at minute 1:38 a message started.
Perhaps the chatter is not related at all, I don't know weather is is possible that the Buzzer could emit chatter and be buzzing at the same time.


Oh and later there was another message, which I did not record but on this he seemed to say "boy boy boy" :)  I never heard that. I don't speak Russian but can sort of recognize the numers and names.

Spy Numbers / Recording Squeaky wheel with Pip at the background
« on: November 06, 2019, 1953 UTC »
A recording of this morning. Message starts at 38 seconds, and later you can hear the Pip faintly in the background.


Spy Numbers / Recording of the Squeaky wheel
« on: August 08, 2019, 2024 UTC »
Recording of August 7.


Utility / EAM recording August 1
« on: August 02, 2019, 2004 UTC »

Spy Numbers / Recording of the Pip, this morning
« on: July 05, 2019, 1836 UTC »
Recording of the Pip (S 30) this morning.
The message itself stops at about 1:50 minutes.


Spy Numbers / Buzzer recording July 3
« on: July 03, 2019, 0918 UTC »
I recorded a message from the Buzzer this morning.


Spy Numbers / Number station test?
« on: May 07, 2019, 2056 UTC »
Heard today at about 8 UTC time at 6880usb. A female counting from 1 to 10 in russian.


Could be anything off course.

HF Mystery Signals / Sounder or radar or..
« on: October 14, 2018, 2011 UTC »
This signal is often heard. This Sunday it was at 6815 kHz. I've switched modes (AM/USB) at minute 1.16.

It's quite loud so headphone users might wanna turn down the volume.
Thanks in advance.


Spy Numbers / E07 September 12 audio 5:40 pm UTC time
« on: September 12, 2018, 1946 UTC »

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