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Spy Numbers in the Movies – the one Wikipedia forgot

April 10, 2014


My article on Spy Numbers stations in the January issue of Radio World Magazine has already been added to the “Further Reading” section of the Wikipedia article on the topic. The Wikipedia article also contains a section which lists the places where numbers stations have been referenced in mass media. But they are missing one: […]

Neo-listening: Signals intelligence in the age of terror

January 18, 2014


While researching my recent article on Spy Numbers stations for January 15 issue of Radio World magazine, the thing that struck me the most was how real this subject is. As a shortwave listening (SWL) kid tuning across the bands in the early 90’s, I was occasionally listening to real spy agencies sending real messages […]

Spy Transmissions: By the Numbers

January 15, 2014


The January 15 issue of Radio World magazine contains my article on spy numbers stations. Spy numbers stations are anomalous radio stations which transmit coded messages in the shortwave bands. For years they were suspected to contain messages to covert agents working inside foreign countries. With the demise of the Cold War, the number of […]