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Offline syfr

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Numbers-where to start
« on: January 05, 2010, 0043 UTC »
I'd enjoy listening to some numbers stations (CW or voice). What are the most likely frequencies to monitor in the evening , say from 2300-0300?

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Re: Numbers-where to start
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 0118 UTC »
Start here to see what others are hearing.
http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/spooks

And here for lots of good information.
http://www.spynumbers.com/profiles/enigma.html



« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 0129 UTC by L Cee »
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Re: Numbers-where to start
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 0258 UTC »
The latest Enigma newsletter has a pretty good prediction schedule & past logs for tracking stations:

http://www.apul64.dsl.pipex.com/enigma2000/

E10 on 6840 & 6986 is pretty active in the evenings along with the Cubans around 8009 & 8135 (23:00z slot), of course these could change at a moments notice.
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Re: Numbers-where to start
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 0030 UTC »
What I like to do is to go to spynumbers.com, and bring up the database section. Click on "See what stations may be on the air next hour", and scan through for fairly recent posts that seem to be repeating frequently, say, within the last year. Then you can camp on a few frequencies and wait for the hour to begin. This works well with the Cuban stations, at least, and others that have a semi-regular schedule.

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Re: Numbers-where to start
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 1709 UTC »
The stations that might be recommended would vary a bit depending on your QTH.  For example, no need suggesting a Chinese 6 MHz station if you are on the East Coast of the US, at that time UTC the probability of propagation would be low.

Also, keep that in mind if you use the Spynumbers DB to see what will be on next hour.  If there is a night time path between you and the source you might not want to put too much effort into a 20 MHz prediction.  So being somewhat familiar with the probable sources of each of the numbers stations suggested might improve your odds in the selection process.

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Re: Numbers-where to start
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010, 1803 UTC »
I keep hearing numbers frequently on 6850
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Re: Numbers-where to start
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 0544 UTC »
What I like to do is to go to spynumbers.com, and bring up the database section. Click on "See what stations may be on the air next hour", and scan through for fairly recent posts that seem to be repeating frequently, say, within the last year. Then you can camp on a few frequencies and wait for the hour to begin. This works well with the Cuban stations, at least, and others that have a semi-regular schedule.


dude....that's awesome. I've been to that site a 100 times and never noticed that option. thanks!

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Re: Numbers-where to start
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 0705 UTC »
Hey, even though I am now the Lord of DX, you really ought to thank Chris. He's the guy who set it all up.

 

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