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Numbers Station?

Started by mrvolvo, 12/16/2009 07:22PM
Posted 12/16/2009 07:22PM Opening Post
I'm not much of a radio enthusiast but sometimes when I can't sleep I'll scan the frequencies on my little handheld SW radio. (This usually puts me to sleep.) The other night I ran across a broadcast consisting of a female voice reciting "random" numbers in Spanish for several minutes, then the transmission just stopped. Was this one of those "Numbers Stations" I've read about that is used for sending secret messages to spies?
Posted 12/16/2009 08:10PM #1
I heard that about a month ago too. I just thought it was time and frequency or whatever from Mexico.

Hmmm..very interesting.

John
Posted 12/17/2009 04:26AM #2
Thomas Holst said:

I'm not much of a radio enthusiast but sometimes when I can't sleep I'll scan the frequencies on my little handheld SW radio. (This usually puts me to sleep.) The other night I ran across a broadcast consisting of a female voice reciting "random" numbers in Spanish for several minutes, then the transmission just stopped. Was this one of those "Numbers Stations" I've read about that is used for sending secret messages to spies?

That's correct. It still goes on...communicating use a One Time Pad.

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