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Originally posted by sustain
It was thought to be for a secret unit that first used satellites to gather SIGINT (signal intelligence) from other countries during the Cold War. The story is that this team actually gathered signals from another civilization in our galaxy.
[edit on 18-1-2010 by sustain]
Originally posted by arizonascott
reply to post by PokeyJoe
What if some far off Arctic base (well stocked with rations) was forgotton and some "really" old communication soldier is still up there broadcasting signals because he doesn't know the war is over. It only broadcasts out, so he has no clue and he is just following orders.
That would make for a good story, lol
The Russian Woodpecker was a notorious Soviet signal that could be heard on the shortwave radio bands worldwide between July 1976 and December 1989. It sounded like a sharp, repetitive tapping noise, at 10 Hz, giving rise to the "Woodpecker" name. The random frequency hops disrupted legitimate broadcast, amateur radio, and utility transmissions and resulted in thousands of complaints by many countries worldwide.
Originally posted by Canis Lupus
I was tempted to post a thread about this too. I read about UVB-76 just recently on cracked.com, as well as the backwards radio station. I am going to assume that since all of us wanted to post about this, it must have been from some common recent experience, likely viewing this cracked article.
Originally posted by anubis1_1
reply to post by T0by
that is what i have been saying all along, he's being a word thief. cracked.com is a great resource for worthless information with authors that do their OWN RESEARCH. which is why i respect them. this OP took a good idea and tried to pass it off as his own. not respectable.