How do I listen to UVB-76?

Tune the dial to 4625 kHz and you’ll hear a repetitive buzzing noise. This obnoxious station goes by the call sign UVB-76, but shortwave aficionados call it The Buzzer. The Buzzer has been blaring that tone since the early 1980s. On occasion, the buzzing stops.

Do numbers stations still exist?

Experts are confident that numbers stations do still exist, even if there are fewer of them. “In the same way spy tricks such as pretending to feed ducks around a pond might still exist, numbers stations still exist too,” says Al Bolton, a radio amateur.

Is UVB 76 AM or FM?

The station transmits using AM with a suppressed lower sideband (USB modulation), but it has also used full double-sideband AM (A3E). The signal consists of a buzzing sound that lasts 1.2 seconds, pausing for 1–1.3 seconds, and repeating 21–34 times per minute.

Why do AM stations power down at night?

Most AM radio stations are required by the FCC’s rules to reduce their power or cease operating at night in order to avoid interference to other AM stations. However, during nighttime hours the AM signals can travel over hundreds of miles by reflection from the ionosphere, a phenomenon called “skywave” propagation.

What frequency is radio Moscow?

Example: kHz 3223 = mHz 3.223 (notice the decimal point just to the left of the 2.

Frequency kHz Station Location
15,135 Radio Moscow Moscow, Russia
15,165 HCJB Quito, Ecuador
15,190 ORU Brussels, Belgium
15,205 All India Radio New Delhi, India

Is there anything on shortwave?

Question: So is there anything to listen to? Answer: Absolutely! Regular shortwave radio listeners already know the answer to this question. Sure, the landscape of the shortwaves is changing, but it’s such a vast landscape that, even with a few major players dropping out, there is still so much to hear and appreciate.

Who uses shortwave radio?

At the moment the major shortwave broadcasters are BBC, Voice of America, All India Radio, China Radio International, Radio Japan, Radio Romania, KBS Korea and Voice of Turkey and many more. Twenty years after the first big blow to shortwave, this frequency band and its potential is being revisited.

Are there any strange radio stations in Russia?

You can listen to a live feed of UVB-76 here. Russia would not be the only one to make use of these enigmatic numbers stations, and indeed they are blamed for being the source of a wide variety of strange transmissions in far flung countries.

Are there any mysterious radio signals in Cyprus?

There was another notorious mysterious radio signal called the Lincolnshire Poacher, which permeated outwards into the airwaves from Cyprus and has gathered just about as much attention and fame as its cousin UVB-76.

What was the name of the strange radio signal?

The strange signal, which would come to be called The Russian Woodpecker, drew to itself an intense amount of speculation and conspiracies due to its clear and powerful worldwide signal and its unintelligible and eerie repetitive tapping, theories which range from the rational to the bizarre.

What is the frequency of the Russian radio station?

Then the drone continues. Once or twice a week, a man or woman will read out some words in Russian, such as “dinghy” or “farming specialist”. And that’s it. Anyone, anywhere in the world can listen in, simply by tuning a radio to the frequency 4625 kHz.