posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 08:14 PM
Since I never seen this topic mentioned before on ATS's website, let me introduce you to Numbers Stations
"Numbers stations are shortwave radio stations of uncertain origin that broadcast streams of numbers, letters (using a phonetic alphabet), or
words. It is not known publicly with certainty where these signals originate or what purpose they serve. The voices that can be heard on these
stations are often mysterious: mechanically generated; spoken in a wide variety of languages; usually female, but sometimes male or those of children.
Numbers stations appear and disappear continuously, although some stick to regular schedules, and their overall activity has increased slightly since
the early 1990s."
Read this stuff religiously, fascinating topic! Any numbers stations enthusiasts in here? This is the thread to discuss.
If you are lucky enough to live near a numbers station, maybe you could try locating the transmitter site using radio direction finding, then go snap
some pictures of the antennas.
I'm not able to catch much more than Cuban broadcast from my part of the land in North America, and I think I heard a CIA counting station once but
the signal was so weak it's hard to really tell.
However I did hear recordings of many different numbers stations from around the world. I have
read about the case of Ana Montes, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency analyst, who got busted spying and how she was receiving one-time pad encoded
messages via Cuban numbers stations.
I listened to The Conet Project CDs, great materials. One word of advice, do not listen to E10 jamming (track 30 on disc 4) while you are alone at
night before going to bed, this sounds creepy enough to give you nightmares.
I could probably share audio samples if I can figure out a way to upload the file, any hints appreciated.