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Short Wave Espionage
"Secret Signals" is about the enduring mystery of the shortwave bands-namely the "Numbers Stations" These are supposedly one way transmissions to espionage agents working in foreign countries. Where do these transmissions come from? Well, one source is an Embassy building in a particular country. Look at the grotesque log periodic antenna on top of the Yugoslav embassy in Washington. Other sites may include international broadcasters. The B.B.C. has always denied any involvement and in the book you will read of a denial of the use of the frequency 6840 kHz "We have not used it for many years". However, later on came the following reply from B.F.B.S. "Thank you for your letter enquiring about our 6840 kHz frequency and any associated interference. You may, or may not, know that this frequency was "lent" to us in order that British Forces serving in the Gulf area could keep in touch with not only the British news but also Service news via BFBS.
The transmitter that radiates this frequency is situated on Cyprus and the transmissions are directed towards the Gulf region (sounds familiar!). We have never had any complaints of the type you describe and therefore no call for further action. It would seem that the heavy interference you describe may well not affect our listeners in the Gulf area since our signal there will be infinitely stronger." See QSL1 and QSL2. Could this be a QSL in lieu of a Lincolnshire Poacher confirmation? There have been stations that have had genuine callsigns such as DFC37 and DFD21 and even stations that have issued QSL cards, such as Czech station OLX and semi-spy station KKN44.
The Number Stations use one time pads which are unbreakable if used correctly. Agents have been caught with them in hollowed out bars of soap . Or even talcum powder containers.
ClandestineRadio.com is the only online portal dedicated to the study of clandestine and subversive radio - a field where politics, diplomacy, espionage and broadcast media collide. Clandestine broadcasting is a highly effective weapon in the arsenal of psychological warfare, which, when analyzed, can assist observers to cut through the fog of war and ascertain the strength and capabilities of opposition groups as well as actual on-the-ground military strategies. For the casual Web surfer this site may seem exotic and, at times, conspiratorial. Regular and "professional" users, however, will find an intelligence bonanza.
Public access to the InterNet was shut down before the famines hit. We hack into it, but high security net uses towers for ham radio transmissions, linked to computers. We tap into old towers or jury-build new ones with cables and strips of metal, hanging them off empty skyscrapers or sometimes, using box kites to get them in the air. A down tower could be normal, or it could be a major security disaster.
Yes, they would be that stupid!!!! Step by step, inch by inch.....I know i'm at the "grieving" point for this country and fast moving into the "angry" mode.
Originally posted by LazarusTheLong
Just an FYI, when the government shuts you down, you cant say squat without charges being filed...
it is called a GAG order for a reason folks.
I would think that our government wouldn't be stupid enough to fire the first shot of the revolution with such an action though...
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
I've been listening to shortwave tonight (Thursday, January 22, 2009) and hear only static on the stations I normally listen to. They are 3.220 MHz(WWCR) and 5.070 MHz (GCN). Nothing...this is why I typed in "shortwave shut down" in google and got this website. I usually hear Alex Jones on both stations at different times, and some Christian broadcasts on 3220.