Prototype #44: Net Pirate Number Station
A numbers station is a type of shortwave radio station characterized by unusual broadcasts, often created by artificially generated voices reciting streams of numbers, words, letters, tunes or Morse code. They are transmitted in a wide variety of languages and the voices are usually female, although sometimes men's or children's voices are used. In June 2003, the United States similarly charged Walter Kendall Myers with conspiracy to spy for Cuba and receiving and decoding messages broadcast from a numbers station operated by the Cuban Intelligence Directorate to further that conspiracy. It has been reported that the United States used numbers stations to communicate encoded information to persons in other countries. There are also claims that State Department operated stations, such as KKN50 and KKN44, used to broadcast similar "numbers" messages or related traffic.  Suspected origins and use
Irdial We are pleased to announce the re-release of The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations in a special 5CD edition. "TCP / 1111" is a shrink wrapped package containing: The original 4 Conet Project CDs in their own quadruple Jewel Case. Three black and white post cards. One full color post card.
The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations is a five-CD set of recordings of numbers stations and noise stations: mysterious shortwave radio stations of uncertain origin believed to be operated by government agencies to communicate with deployed spies. The collection is released by England's Irdial-Discs record label in 1997, based on the work of numbers station enthusiast Akin Fernandez. Original four-disc edition In keeping with its "free music philosophy", the Irdial-Discs label has made the entire collection available for download in MP3 form (along with a PDF version of the included booklet) on its website completely free of charge and encourages fans to freely distribute it on file sharing networks. The project's name comes from a mishearing of the Czech word konec, or "end", which marks the end of transmissions on the Czech numbers station. Fifth disc The Conet Project
NPR: Shortwave Numbers
Spy Numbers Stations Shortwave Radio Front Page | Stations | Numbers Racket CD | Books | Database | Resources | About | Press "59372 98324 19043 78903 95320...". The mechanized female voice drones on and on... What have you stumbled on to?
Numbers in the Air Numbers stations are mysterious shortwave radio stations, broadcasting streams of numbers or letters using the phonetic alphabet, by voice, Morse or digital tones. The messages are usually groups of four or five numbers or letters and are typically repeated by reading each group twice or repeating the entire message. These stations are unlicensed high power HF transmitters, broadcasting worldwide in various formats and languages. They do this day and night on a wide range of frequencies and it's been going on for decades, yet no single private, commercial or government agency ever stepped forward to officially confirm that they are responsible for these strange broadcasts. Numbers Stations