Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Swedish Rhapsody Numbers Station


Time for another semi creepy yet at the same time awesome post! This one has to do with numbers stations, which are described below:

Numbers stations (or number stations) are shortwave radio stations of uncertain origin. In the 1950s, Time magazine reported that the numbers stations first appeared shortly after World War II and were using a format that had been used to send weather data during that war.
Numbers stations generally broadcast artificially generated voices reading streams of numbers, words, letters (sometimes using a spelling alphabet), tunes or Morse code. They are in a wide variety of languages and the voices are usually female, although sometimes men's or children's voices are used.

Evidence supports popular assumptions that the broadcasts are used to send messages to spies. This usage has not been publicly acknowledged by any government that may operate a numbers station, although two QSLs have been received from numbers stations by shortwave listeners who sent reception reports to said stations, which is the expected behaviour of a non-clandestine station.

Below is one of the ones I find rather creepy, which is a station out of I believe Germany known as the Swedish Rhapsody


there are many of these stations out there, and I might post some others in the future

8 comments:

  1. That looks like a big ol mess! lol.

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  2. Oh man, I've heard bits and pieces about number stations in the past. For some reason I think it was linked to Boards of Canada and their use of voices, numbers, etc. However I learned about them, they don't half make you think. Creepy, definitely.

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  3. thats like the thing from the mvoie "Contact"

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  4. Looks like something out of Lost lol.

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  5. That video song when i saw it, the first thing on my mind was "Is that chuky's wife ? " :D kinda creepy :X

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  6. Read about these, indeed creepy.

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  7. yes, these stations are in fact usually a mystery of their own

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  8. numer stations are very intresting to me every night i try to listen to them on my shortwave radio however ive only heard one once

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