UVB-76 and other numbers stations: Spies? Missiles? Something else?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by RabbitMage, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the uninitiated, here's a little background on numbers stations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station#In_popular_culture

    There's
    a lot of buzz around the internet right now because UVB-76 aka "The Buzzer" has seen a sudden increase in activity-apparently both voice broadcasts and Morse code. It's far from the only one out there, but it's the current star of the numbers stations. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mH77Wu0_eY

    The
    uploader of that video says it just has to do with missile testing, but maybe it isn't. Maybe The Buzzer is just testing information...what about the others?

    For those interested, you can listen to some historical recordings of other numbers stations here: http://www.archive.org/details/ird059

    I
    recommend leaving the lights on, though. The Swedish Rhapsody one scares the cheese out of me.
     

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