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Offline Kage

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Decoding number stations
« on: April 29, 2009, 0246 UTC »
Has anyone here ever decoded number stations and uncovered something
really important that should be kept secret or the like?
I am new to listening to number stations and don't know much on how
to decode them.
Is there software to help decode them?
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Re: Decoding number stations
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 0354 UTC »
Are you serious?

If there is software, the writer is working for the CIA or DHS ;)

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Re: Decoding number stations
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 0037 UTC »
Has anyone here ever decoded number stations and uncovered something
really important that should be kept secret or the like?
I am new to listening to number stations and don't know much on how
to decode them.
Is there software to help decode them?

The trick isn't figuring which number fits which letter, but what the key was during that transmission. Spies have what are called "one-time" pads that are water-soluable and have code key numbers printed on each piece of pad paper. If the spy and station are in sync that key is used once and destroyed. This was one of the many reasons why supercomputers were created (to run through all the possible combinations quickly.) However, even if you were to decode the message, the message is itself in codewords for things!
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