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So, UVB-76

Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:03 am

I’ve been listening to this radio station on a live stream, UVB-76. It’s nickname is “The Buzzer” due to the fact that it only buzzes. 24/7 to be exact, only with the interruptions of occasional voice messages.
Yesterday, I heard Morse code underneath the buzzing. My attempt to translate it had little to no success, the only thing I could make out was 4Z-Z.
In short:
-What do you think it’s for?
-What is the purpose of the voice messages and Morse code?

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Postby The Blaatschapen » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:08 am

Penguinya wrote:I’ve been listening to this radio station on a live stream, UVB-76. It’s nickname is “The Buzzer” due to the fact that it only buzzes. 24/7 to be exact, only with the interruptions of occasional voice messages.
Yesterday, I heard Morse code underneath the buzzing. My attempt to translate it had little to no success, the only thing I could make out was 4Z-Z.
In short:
-What do you think it’s for?
-What is the purpose of the voice messages and Morse code?

Wikipedia

The Stream I use.


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Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:13 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Penguinya wrote:I’ve been listening to this radio station on a live stream, UVB-76. It’s nickname is “The Buzzer” due to the fact that it only buzzes. 24/7 to be exact, only with the interruptions of occasional voice messages.
Yesterday, I heard Morse code underneath the buzzing. My attempt to translate it had little to no success, the only thing I could make out was 4Z-Z.
In short:
-What do you think it’s for?
-What is the purpose of the voice messages and Morse code?

Wikipedia

The Stream I use.


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Postby Mestovakia » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:16 am

Well, uh...that was a thing.

Isn't this that signal people reckon is tied to Russia's Nuclear Missile system?
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Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:17 am

Mestovakia wrote:Well, uh...that was a thing.

Hasn't this that signal people reckon is tied to Russia's Nuclear Missile system?

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Postby Valrifell » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:31 am

It's probably a radio station in the process of transferring owners or something. I know from a similar case that radio stations need to be on the air for a certain amount of time per day to keep their licence and call out their FCC-assigned signs (which is what I presume the voice recordings are).

There was a similar case that I heard about a while back where a radio station in the process of being sold would play recordings of JFK speeches.

EDIT: Okay so I looked it up more and it's definitely not that. Spooky.
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Postby Mestovakia » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:33 am

Valrifell wrote:It's probably a radio station in the process of transferring owners or something. I know from a similar case that radio stations need to be on the air for a certain amount of time per day to keep their licence and call out their FCC-assigned signs (which is what I presume the voice recordings are).

There was a similar case that I heard about a while back where a radio station in the process of being sold would play recordings of JFK speeches.


Doubt it. There's been conversations in the background that sound like Military.

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Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:34 am

Mestovakia wrote:
Valrifell wrote:It's probably a radio station in the process of transferring owners or something. I know from a similar case that radio stations need to be on the air for a certain amount of time per day to keep their licence and call out their FCC-assigned signs (which is what I presume the voice recordings are).

There was a similar case that I heard about a while back where a radio station in the process of being sold would play recordings of JFK speeches.


Doubt it. There's been conversations in the background that sound like Military.

There are currently very faint conversations.
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Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:35 am

I have absolutely no idea, but I'll take a guess. It might be a sort of military communication system, and I think there is a similar radio station operating in the US? IDK, I'm not really sure.
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Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:36 am

Anatoliyanskiy wrote:I have absolutely no idea, but I'll take a guess. It might be a sort of military communication system, and I think there is a similar radio station operating in the US? IDK, I'm not really sure.

Well a former Lithuanian Military Official said it was for the synching of radio outposts or something.
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Postby Flavortown » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:43 am

I've heard about this channel before (or one similar to it), and from what I remember it was created in the 70's or 80's, and occasionally something will interrupt the buzzing by saying Russian names, and one of the speculations is that they were hostages, missing people, or people wanted by the government. It's been a while since I heard about all this and it could be another one that i'm thinking of. I honestly didn't know people just listen to it in their free time though. Kinda cool, actually.

(Edit: the Wiki page backs up most of what I said. Go read it, it goes into more detail than what I said above.)
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Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:44 am

Well
The spammers are gone.
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Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:03 pm

So let’s get this back on track.
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Postby The united American-Isreali empire » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:05 pm

its a code. i think anyways.

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Postby Tranzoria » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:06 pm

Probably some intercepted transmissions from the Police in your area.
Better to keep that info to yourself before the CIA assassinates you.
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Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:20 pm

Tranzoria wrote:Probably some intercepted transmissions from the Police in your area.
Better to keep that info to yourself before the CIA assassinates you.

I don’t live in Russia, nor the US.
It also transmits from somewhere in Russia, most likely St Petersburg.
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Postby Hooded Figure » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:25 pm

Something along the lines of these, I would guess:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station

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Postby Vassenor » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:26 pm

Hooded Figure wrote:Something along the lines of these, I would guess:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station


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Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:28 pm

Hooded Figure wrote:Something along the lines of these, I would guess:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station

Almost definitely.
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Postby Sanghyeok » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:30 pm

Maybe it's like a nuclear weapons system? If the station goes down, missiles go up

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Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:32 pm

Sanghyeok wrote:Maybe it's like a nuclear weapons system? If the station goes down, missiles go up

Yeah that too.
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Postby Torisakia » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:34 pm

I know a guy who hosts some show out of South Dakota now (used to be in beautiful downtown Aurora, CO) who talked about this once. He figured it was a station that held the frequency for military use should the need arise. In other words, they keep others from using the frequency by broadcasting a loud buzzer so they can keep it open in case they need to use it to get information out in times of crisis. I'm inclined to agree with him.
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Postby Penguinya » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:35 pm

Torisakia wrote:I know a guy who hosts some show out of South Dakota now (used to be in beautiful downtown Aurora, CO) who talked about this once. He figured it was a station that held the frequency for military use should the need arise. In other words, they keep others from using the frequency by broadcasting a loud buzzer so they can keep it open in case they need to use it to get information out in times of crisis. I'm inclined to agree with him.

Good theory.
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Postby Kiu Ghesik » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:43 pm

Torisakia wrote:I know a guy who hosts some show out of South Dakota now (used to be in beautiful downtown Aurora, CO) who talked about this once. He figured it was a station that held the frequency for military use should the need arise. In other words, they keep others from using the frequency by broadcasting a loud buzzer so they can keep it open in case they need to use it to get information out in times of crisis. I'm inclined to agree with him.

And the talking is just whenever the dudes holding it down are drunk on vodka and fucking about, I suppose.
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Postby The Grand World Order » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:39 pm

UVB-76 is a beacon likely used for testing receivers. The Russians possibly also use it to test their long range DFing capability to make sure they're getting good lines of bearing. It has nothing to do with Dead Hand, that involves rockets with transmitters on them being launched when a nuclear blast is detected. As for military communications, all non third-world militaries and even civilians have access to frequency hopping systems that are far, far less susceptible to electronic warfare effects than a fixed frequency.
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