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Old 23rd October 2012, 11:50
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Do any of you radio experts have any idea what those 'numbers' stations which transmit on shortwave are?
I have often heard them while scanning shortwave, a voice, often female, reading a series of what appear to be random numbers. The voice sometimes sounds as if it is artificially generated.
I have heard theories that they are government stations transmitting coded messages to intelligence operatives.
Anyone know the truth?
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