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Offline dollydot

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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.

https://vimeo.com/334759177

Could be anything off course.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2019, 2108 UTC by dollydot »

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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 1150 UTC »
More likely Russian military

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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 2102 UTC »
Could very well be Ary.
Well, if they call out numbers, they're a number station to me  ;) 8)
They were also active tonight, this time a male voice and he didn't just count to ten.

https://vimeo.com/334993670

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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 0626 UTC »
Counting empty vodka bottles in the mess room? ;D
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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 2230 UTC »
Sorry to disappoint you, my Great Grandparents came to Australia as "Landed Gentry" from Scotland, so sans the ball and chain... :)

Being a Scottish descendant I enjoy a good quality Scotch and can be considered very frugal with money! ;D

Having been to the former USSR a few times in the 80's I can attest to the vodka culture, and they are proud of it. Like the Scots, the Russians are a very hardy lot.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 2253 UTC by Looking-Glass »
Hermitage Flat, NSW.

Grid Square:  QF56dm.

Yaesu FT-2000D, ICOM IC-736 HF/50MHz, ICOM IC R75 & Tecsun S-2000 to 450 feet of wire, and a multi band vertical of dubious reliability.

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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 1507 UTC »
I'm Dutch and the Dutch can be frugal with money too.  ;) Though we don't have a Scotch or Vodka culture, more of a beer culture.

On topic: the counting was there every night at the same time. Sometimes a man, sometimes a woman.


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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 1830 UTC »
Dare ya to beat the traditional Fin breakfast of a pot of hot coffee, a bottle of vodka, and a single cig.
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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 2246 UTC »
On topic: the counting was there every night at the same time. Sometimes a man, sometimes a woman.

So is it 0800 UTC or 2000 UTC?
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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 2320 UTC »
It's eight o'clock at night. To be more precise 20:03 o'clock.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2019, 2343 UTC by dollydot »

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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 1551 UTC »
Not hearing it this way, just on verge of Grey Line at that time frame too, will keep looking when time permits.
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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 1831 UTC »
Could very well be Ary.
Well, if they call out numbers, they're a number station to me  ;) 8)
They were also active tonight, this time a male voice and he didn't just count to ten.

https://vimeo.com/334993670

He says:  ... accept the bill to configure ...
               ...примите счёт для настройки ...


*count to ten to configure the receiver
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 1844 UTC by kalvados »

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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 1806 UTC »
Sounds like somebody doing a radio check, so I would be leaning forward military? 

Interesting frequency choice considering how many pirates like to hang out on and around 6880 kHz.  Not like the Russian military really cares much :D
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Re: Number station test?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2019, 2107 UTC »
And they are still counting. This is tonight's recording of a female voice. This time, at te end, I believe a man says something like "out" and she then ends the broadcast.
I find the intonation and the way things a going a bit odd for military, but maybe that is for a reason.

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0Fk3AWEwlFq