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12121 spy numbers?

Post by pickle » 29 Oct 2013, 12:16

12121..? Not on lsb or usb, at about 9amGMT this morning, I heard a Spanish lady voice saying numbers and then it played tones.. I grabbed my phone to record it, but it didn't record it very well unfortunately..

What was this? one of the famous numbers stations :?:

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Post by Kaos » 29 Oct 2013, 12:25

What Frequency was it on?

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Post by pickle » 29 Oct 2013, 12:47

Kaos wrote:What Frequency was it on?

12.121khz

My radio doesn't display the 'dot' so 12.121. reads as 12121...It can get confusing!

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Post by grahamwilman01 » 29 Oct 2013, 12:49

It is possible that it could be on of the very few number stations that still transmits these days

Did a quick google search and came up with this posting from 2011 on another forum it is possible it is a Cuban Numbers Station.
http://tinyurl.com/nt3jjgn

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Post by mr_h4ck3rm4n » 29 Oct 2013, 14:37

found online...

Olympia Radio, 12121 kHz USB.
Greek coast Issuer easy listening at various frequencies.
V / S Michail MYRSILIDIS (Senior Officer Marine Section) mmirsi@hnms.gr
Michail schedules indicates its meteorological bulletins.


, other thought..numbers followed by tones..... could it be selcall tones (Like aircraft selcall assignments?)

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Post by nerdsville » 29 Oct 2013, 15:53

grahamwilman01 wrote:It is possible that it could be on of the very few number stations that still transmits these days

Did a quick google search and came up with this posting from 2011 on another forum it is possible it is a Cuban Numbers Station.
http://tinyurl.com/nt3jjgn
Received that station earlier in the year, http://nerdsville.blogspot.co.uk/2013/0 ... -hm01.html has a sample of what I heard on it, but I understand it quite often changes its format.

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Post by kr0ne » 29 Oct 2013, 18:21

pickle wrote:12.121khz

My radio doesn't display the 'dot' so 12.121. reads as 12121...It can get confusing!
That's correct if the units are kHz... 12.121 kHz would be VLF - submarine communications, radio-navigation etc. Incredibly large antennas and very little bandwidth. No chance of voice comms there.

12.121 MHz, or 12121 kHz, is smack bang in the middle of the HF or shortwave band and is somewhere where you may well hear a 'numbers station'.

Who knows? :)

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Post by pickle » 29 Oct 2013, 21:50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i23mQVWGueo

Sound was quite similar to that one, except every now and then the voice would stop and there would then be tones.

Its intriguing, what were they saying though I will never know :)

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Post by dynamite40 » 07 Nov 2013, 18:50

hi pickle
when i had my short wave radio i used this site
http://www.priyom.org/number-stations/n ... edule.aspx
hit and miss sometimes but last year i heard my first number station and was well pleased
give it ago you never know
all the best

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Post by Tinman » 11 Nov 2013, 10:03

Heard this station last week when I was testing out a new HF receiver that I have just acquired. Seemed to read out so many numbers then you got the tones which sounded very much like some sort of data transmission. :shock: :?


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Post by Bearcatta » 11 Nov 2013, 11:26

The numbers are useless without the one time pad. An ingeneous system

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Post by mattltm » 11 Nov 2013, 15:46

Just caught the E11 station on 15632 kHz.

Just repeated "two two eight Oblique zero zero" over and over for 3 minutes.
"Spooky action at a distance."

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Post by smoggy07 » 11 Nov 2013, 17:35

mattltm wrote:Just caught the E11 station on 15632 kHz.

Just repeated "two two eight Oblique zero zero" over and over for 3 minutes.
I think 3 or 4 zeros means there is no message for the recipient
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Post by mattltm » 11 Nov 2013, 19:53

Got a great (automated) decode from M12 on 6904kHz.

I think I may have a new addiction!
"Spooky action at a distance."

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Post by intek888 » 14 Nov 2013, 16:23

Good to hear these are still active

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