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Do Shortwave 'Numbers Stations' Really Instruct Spies?

from radioworld.com on January 13, 2018
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Do Shortwave 'Numbers Stations' Really Instruct Spies?

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Do Shortwave 'Numbers Stations' Really Instruct Spies? Reply
by KC4IWI on January 13, 2018 Mail this to a friend!
I found the article very instructional 5-9-6-6-3
 
Do Shortwave 'Numbers Stations' Really Instruct Spies? Reply
by AA7LX on January 13, 2018 Mail this to a friend!
I've listened to these "Number Stations" since I was in High School. When I let other people listen to these Spy stations-- they are amazed!!
 
RE: Do Shortwave 'Numbers Stations' Really Instruct Spies? Reply
by AF6AU on January 17, 2018 Mail this to a friend!
So you find one, hear it, get bored... move on...
Using audio/voice numbers stations is sooooo slooowww, seems a microburst would be better, even a simple CW code stored in a keyer and sent at 100+WPM. The navy still used the buzz system covering code and digital, many stations use complex signals and then sweep their frequencies many KHz.

I would think that clandestine operations would have turned to something less dependent on propagation and available 24/7 than fairly easy to jam and block radio transmissions.

It's a novelty, something you remember, and smile about when you hear that sombody else noticed it. They come and go, like the Russian Woodpecker. It's when they show up on top of a rare DX calling CQ that drives you batty...

People think that there's similar messages digitally encripted in WWV broadcasts too. Who knows, maybe so.

If you spend a lot of time monitoring, listen to the Maritime frequency on 20M, you might save a life hearing a boater in distress.
 
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