Pedro

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Pedro is the nickname given to the technician who operates the Cuban Spy Numbers Stations V2 and M8. Pedro, like many Cubans, is not sufficiently dedicated to the revolution. He frequently sleeps on the job, resulting in missed transmission schedules. When he is awake, he often makes errors, such as transmitting audio from Radio Havana or Radio Nacional de Venezuela instead of the correct synthesized Spanish language voice. Sometimes he leaves the microphone open, and background sounds can be heard. Once a rooster was heard, perhaps that is Pedro's alarm clock. The audio quality from V2 is often very poor, indicating that Pedro does not properly maintain his vintage Soviet equipment.

Lately, Pedro has been experimenting with various ham radio digital transmission modes, such as PSK31. Presumably he recently received a hand-me-down linux computer, perhaps from Richard Stallman's recent visit to Cuba.

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