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If you listen to long-range radio, you may have noticed something strange -- every so often, stations that usually only broadcast dead air seem to transmit mysterious series of numbers.
From a lonely rusted tower in a forest north of Moscow, a mysterious shortwave radio station transmitted day and night. For at least the decade leading up to 1992, it broadcast almost nothing but beeps; after that, it switched to buzzes, generally between 21 and 34 per minute, each lasting roughly a second—a nasally foghorn blaring through a crackly ether. The signal was said to emanate from the grounds of a voyenni gorodok (mini military city) near the village of Povarovo, and very rarely, perhaps once every few weeks, the monotony was broken by a male voice reciting brief sequences of numbers and words, often strings of Russian names: “Anna, Nikolai, Ivan, Tatyana, Roman.” But the balance of the airtime was filled by a steady, almost maddening, series of inexplicable tones.
Originally posted by darkorange
"...More recently number stations have begun tramsmitting over VOIP. Furthermore this method of communication would be an ideal backup for someone who couldn't recieve satelite or internet communications..."
If Internet is down, VoIP is down too because technology is using TCP/IP based network.
just to point out.